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The European Union gains Spain and Portugal as members. Read More
Brain, the first PC virus, begins spreading. Read More
The formation of Pixar Animations Studios takes place. Read More
During the second visit to the solar system within the century, Hailey's Comet reaches its closest distance to the sun.
The signing of the Single European Act takes place. Read More
The UV hydrogen corona and solar wind of Hailey's Comet is studied by the Sulsei probe launched by the Japanese.
The crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger containing the bodies of the seven astronauts aboard the shuttle upon its crash is discovered by divers of the United States Navy.
The first stock shares for the Microsoft Corporation are offered to the public. Read More
A solo bottle of moonshine is found in Al Capone's secret vault upon it being opened by Geraldo Rivera.
The enactment of the Firearm Owners Protection Act occurs. Read More
The largest storm surge flood barrier, the Oosterscheldekering, is finished being built in the Netherlands.
President of Austria is won by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kurt Waldheim.
The report of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident is published by the Rogers Commission.
After extensive renovations, the Statue of Liberty is reopened to the public. Read More
The Weeping Woman painting by Picasso is found in a locker in Melbourne, Australia's Spencer Street Station two weeks after it was stolen.
Correspondence of purchasing power on an international level, known as the Big Mac, is published in The Economist newspaper.
The Goldwater-Nichols Act implementing the largest reorganization of the Department of Defense in the United States since 1947 is signed by President Ronald Reagan.
Her Majesty's Theatre in London holds the Broadway show The Phantom of the Opera, the longest running show of all time.
The Compact of Free Association creates the associated state of the Marshall Islands. Read More
Fixed commission charges are eliminated by the London Stock Exchange's Big Bang, setting the foundation for electronic trading.
An around the world flight is begun by the experimental aircraft created by Burt Rutan and piloted by Dick Rutan, known as the Rutan Voyager.
The first nonstop circumnavigation of the earth without stopping to refuel for over 9 days is completed by the Voyager.
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