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The Decades - 1980's
The 1980s brought many events which left their mark on history. How well do you remember the 80s? Play this quiz and find out!
Which of the following was NOT a result of the failed attempt to rescue American hostages during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980?
The relocation of the US Embassy in Iran
The creation of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
The formation of U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
The plan for a second rescue mission, Operation Credible Sport
What Turkish assassin shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981?
Mehmet Ali Agca
Who was shot and killed at Manila airport, the Phillippines in 1983?
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Iran invaded Iraq on 22 September, 1980.
What country's civilian airliner was shot down by a Russian fighter jet in 1983?
1981 marked the launch of this first spaceworthy NASA shuttle.
This city was elected to host the 1984 summer Olympics without a vote -- it was the only city to submit a bid.
1987 brought this "black" day for the US stock market.
In 1989 this actress, in partnership with the Ameritech Pension fund, purchased the town of Braselton, GA for $20 million.
1982 saw the murders associated with this over-the-counter drug.
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