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President Ronald Reagan and Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman meet for the first time after Goodman is released from captivity in Syria.
Elizabeth Dole is nominated by United States President Ronald Reagan for the position on the United States Secretary of Transportation.
Diplomatic relations are fully restored between the United States and the Vatican. Read More
The first Macintosh Apple personal computer goes on sale in America. Read More
The first untethered space walk is carried out by Bruce McCandless II and Robert Stewart.
Manhattan Beach, California's McMartin Preschool Teachers are found guilty of abusing school children in Satanic rituals, which the charges were later dropped because there was no proof.
Marvin Gaye's father shoots him to death the day before he would have turned 45. Read More
The AIDS virus is discovered and presented by researchers in the United States. Read More
The only occasion of a successful escape from death row in the United States occurs as six inmates break out from the Mecklenburg Correctional Center.
The murder of the first known victim of Richard Ramírez, better known as the "Night Stalker," takes place.
The first woman to captain a Boeing 747 is Beverly Lynn Burns. Read More
The first winner of the Miss American Pageant to renounce her crown is Vanessa Williams after Penthouse magazine publishes nude photos of her.
The first ever woman to accomplish a space walk is Svetlana Savitskaya. Read More
The deregulation of banks in Australia occurs. Read More
The position of the first executive State President of South Africa is given to P. W. Botha.
The first ever American woman to accomplish a space walk is Kathryn D. Sullivan aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
The attempted assassination of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher takes place at the British Cabinet when a bombing is carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army at the Brighton hotel.
Honorary Citizenship of the United States is granted to William Penn and wife Hannah Callowhill Penn over 250 after they had died.
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