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1986 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 473

  • May 25 Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
  • May 25 Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
  • May 25 Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia
  • May 27 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • May 27 Norway Showcase groundbreaking

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 President Reagan orders 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • May 28 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados
  • May 29 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia
  • May 30 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
  • May 30 France performs nuclear test
  • Jun 1 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 1 Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Wanderlust” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • Jun 2 NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
  • Jun 2 Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins
  • Jun 3 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
  • Jun 4 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court

  • Jun 6 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 8 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria

4th Secretary-General of the United Nations Kurt Waldheim
4th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Kurt Waldheim
  • Jun 8 Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station in Afghanistan
  • Jun 9 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
  • Jun 9 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
  • Jun 10 In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 P. W. Botha declares South African national emergency

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha

Historic DiscoveryPripyat: Nuclear Wasteland

Jun 15 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity

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'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
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  • Jun 16 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • Jun 17 US Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns and Antonin Scalia nominated as his replacement
  • Jun 18 De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
  • Jun 18 Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)
  • Jun 18 Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy
  • Jun 18 US House of Representatives approves Bill to impose stricter sanctions on Apartheid South Africa
  • Jun 20 Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon
  • Jun 21 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
  • Jun 22 Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting
  • Jun 22 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
  • Jun 23 Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House

  • Jun 24 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
  • Jun 24 US Senate approves "tax reform"

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 24 In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence

Anti-Apartheid Politician and Revolutionary Oliver Tambo
Anti-Apartheid Politician and Revolutionary
Oliver Tambo
  • Jun 25 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud
  • Jun 27 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
  • Jun 27 US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • Jun 27 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
  • Jun 27 South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 Ibrahim Babangida's regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program" to restructure the Nigerian economy via deregulation and privatization with the support of the IMF and the World Bank

General and President of Nigeria Ibrahim Babangida
General and President of Nigeria
Ibrahim Babangida
  • Jun 28 Irish population condemns divorce
  • Jun 28 Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
  • Jun 28 West European leaders, meeting in the Netherlands, delay indefinitely imposing economic sanctions against South Africa
  • Jun 29 Moses Mayekiso, former General Secretary of Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and member of South African Communist Party (SACP), detained for a second time, spends months in solitary confinement

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Jun 29 Richard Branson aboard Virgin Atlantic Challenger II reaches Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, fastest crossing of Atlantic

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • Jun 30 Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Jul 2 US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings
  • Jul 3 Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves

USAStatue of Liberty

Jul 3 US President Reagan presides over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty, New York
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 Nancy Reagan cuts a red, white and blue ribbon to reopen Statue of Liberty after refurbishment

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • Jul 6 Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in the Philippines
  • Jul 6 Premier Nakasone's Liberal Democratic Party wins Japan's election
  • Jul 7 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
  • Jul 7 Jordan government shuts al-Fatah offices
  • Jul 7 Supreme Court struck down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 Soviet General and spy for the US Dmitri Polyakov arrested in retirement in Russia (executed 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • Jul 8 Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257')
  • Jul 8 NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance
  • Jul 8 Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
  • Jul 9 Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
  • Jul 9 Attorney General's Commission on pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes
  • Jul 9 The New Zealand parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Bill legalising consensual sex between men aged 16 and older
  • Jul 11 Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)
  • Jul 11 Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
  • Jul 12 Steven McDonald, New York City Police Department patrolman, is shot and paralyzed by Shavod Jones
  • Jul 13 Zola Budd and Annette Cowley are banned from the Commonwealth Games, a direct consequence of Britain's refusal to support economic sanctions against the apartheid government of South Africa
  • Jul 14 10 killed & 60 injured at ETA-bomb attack in Madrid
  • Jul 14 2nd government of Lubbers sworn in
  • Jul 14 Motley Crue's Vince Neil begins 30 day sentence for vehicular homicide
  • Jul 14 NASA's plan to implement recommendations of Rogers commission
  • Jul 14 Richard Miller becomes the 1st FBI agent convicted of espionage
  • Jul 14 Shalamar's Howard Hewett acquitted in Miami of drug charges
  • Jul 18 Royals announce that manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor
  • Jul 18 Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains
  • Jul 21 Pleasure Island plans unveiled
  • Jul 22 US House of Representatives impeaches Judge Harry E. Claiborne for tax evasion

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 23 Moroccan King Hassan II meets with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Jul 24 SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
  • Jul 24 13th Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 25 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
  • Jul 26 Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco
  • Jul 27 Iraqi jets attack central Iranian city of Arak; Iran threatens missile attack of gulf states supporting Iraq
  • Jul 28 Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
  • Jul 28 NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
  • Jul 29 Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
  • Jul 29 Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire
  • Aug 2 TODAY/PC born today

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Saddam Hussein offers peace in open letter to Iran

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • Aug 4 Reports of probable OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) agreement on output quotas sends oil prices higher
  • Aug 5 US Senate votes for SDI-project ("Star Wars")
  • Aug 5 It's revealed Andrew Wyeth of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, had secretly created 240 drawings and paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf
  • Aug 6 Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
  • Aug 8 Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcing the establishment of the MQM political movement.
  • Aug 10 Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC

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