Historical Events for the Year 1986
- 1st January» Aruba becomes independent of Curaçao, though it remains in free association with the Netherlands.
- 1st January» Spain and Portugal are admitted into the European Community.
- 11th January» The Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges named Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland called Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
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November 6 – 45 people are killed in the 1986 British International Helicopters Chinook crash. November 18 – Greater Manchester Police announce that they will search for the bodies of 2 missing children (who both vanished more than 20 years ago) after the Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley confess to 2 more murders.
What happened in 1986 Major News Stories include, Sweeping tax reform legislation USA, Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) commonly known as mad cow disease hits UK Cattle and causes major reform in farming practices. Iran-Contra Affair becomes public, US bombs Libya, Following a number of trouble free years in Space Exploration the Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take off watched by people live on TV around the world.
The Space Shuttle Challenger moments after it exploded above Cape Canveral on January 28, 1986 Jan 28 Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, D.C. Jan 29 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange Jan 29 Yoweri Museveni sworn in as President of Uganda
Important Events in 1986 Feb 15 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged presidential election in the Philippines Apr 26 World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, radioactive contamination reaches much of Western Europe Sep 8 "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is first broadcast nationally
What Happened In History Year 1986 Historical Events for the Year 1986 1st January » Aruba becomes independent of Curaçao, though it remains in free association with the Netherlands. 1st January » Spain and Portugal are admitted into the European Community.
1986 1986 was a memorable year for many reasons, particularly for space exploration, and sadly for mixed reasons. While humankind did make some advances in space, notably with NASA’s Voyager 2 passing by the icy planet Uranus, and with the launch of the Soviet Union’s space station, Mir, there was a major disaster that occurred this year.
- Deemed the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
- So we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time.
- Except, whoops, some people in the Reagan administration secretly sold arms to Iran and the Iran-Contra affair was born.
- The Challenger Space Shuttle disaster occurred. The shuttle broke into pieces after being only 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of seven crew members.
Roy Walker introduced us to Mr Chips for the first time in 1986 as Catchphrase became a huge hit. “Say what you see, if you see it… say it!”. 5. Metro Centre. The way we shop changed forever as we took inspiration from the big American shopping malls and opened The Metro Centre in Gateshead. 6.
Chernobyl is a nuclear power plant in Ukraine that was the site of a disastrous nuclear accident on April 26, 1986. A routine test at the power plant went horribly wrong, and two massive explosions...
Jan 28, 2016 · NASA's space shuttle Challenger accident was a devastating tragedy that killed seven astronauts and shocked the world on Jan. 28, 1986.