Statistics for Current Events by Year, 1970-1989

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Year Hint Answer % Correct
1989This city ceases to be divided by a wallBerlin
99%
1983This singer "moonwalks" for the first timeMichael Jackson
96%
1974President Nixon is forced to resign due to this scandalWatergate
91%
1979Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power in this countryIran
91%
1982The U.K. fights a war with this country over the Falkland IslandsArgentina
90%
1987This British P.M. wins a rare third term in officeMargaret Thatcher
87%
1985This reformer becomes leader of the Soviet UnionMikhail Gorbachev
84%
1975Pol Pot becomes dictator of this countryCambodia
84%
1977This singer "leaves the building" for the last timeElvis Presley
81%
1981This political leader quips "Honey, I forgot to duck" after
being shot in an assassination attempt
Ronald Reagan
80%
1984The Soviet Union boycotts the Summer Olympics which are held in this cityLos Angeles
72%
1986This space shuttle explodesChallenger
71%
1970The Aswan Dam is completed in this countryEgypt
71%
1971Relations improve as American athletes visit China to play this sportTable Tennis
69%
1973Several Arab states launch a surprise attack on Israel during this Jewish holy dayYom Kippur
66%
1976This Canadian tower becomes the highest free-standing structure in the worldCN Tower
64%
1980This volcano violently erupts in Washington StateMount St. Helens
63%
1988Terrorists from this country cause Pan Am 103 to crash into Lockerbie, ScotlandLibya
62%
1978Over 900 followers of Jim Jones commit suicide by drinking poison
mixed with this beverage
Flavor Aid
60%
1972The U.K. fights the second "Cod War" against this countryIceland
54%

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