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Timeline of 20th Century Events (7)

"... the most important invention of the 20th century..."

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Timeline, part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  1981     IBM PC, First Space Shuttle launch, AIDS disease identified  
  1982     AT&T split up,  first permanent artificial heart implanted  
  1983     Sally Ride is first American woman in space, the Nintendo Entertainment System is introduced in the US, Aspartame (Nutrasweet)
  1984     First "space walk"
  1985     "New" Coke, "Glasnost" begun by Soviet Premiere Gorbachev
  1986     Halley's Comet returns, Space shuttle Challenger explodes on take-off, Cabbage Patch Kids mass-marketed, base unit of Mir launched
  1987     First trillion-dollar US budget  
  1988     Prozac    
  1989     World Wide Web, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Berlin wall torn down
  1990     Hubble Space Telescope, Human Genome Project
  1991     USSR dissolved, Persian Gulf War
  1992     EuroDisney opens
  1993     Apartheid ends in South Africa, Beanie Babies introduced
  1994     Nelson Mandela elected president of S. Africa, Jackie Onassis Kennedy dies, World Series cancelled due to labor dispute  
  1995     O.J. Simpson trial, Yitzhak Rabin assassinated
  1996     Comet Hale-Bopp 
  1997     Intel Pentium microprocessor produced with 7.5 million transistors, sheep successfully cloned, Pathfinder lands on Mars, Mother Teresa and Princess Diana die
  1998     President Clinton impeached    
  1999     Broadcast of Transistorized! documentary and web site

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