Newstalgia Thousand Yard Stare - news of 1986. Terrorists, upheavals, dictators, mayhem - another year in paradise.
Voyager lands - Nailbiting moments, but it all worked out. News on this day in history wasn't bad, considering. First off was news of the imminent landing arrival of the Voyager, the experimental plane piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager. It
News of the day for October 18, 1986. Long time Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill retires from Congress. Captured pilot Eugene Hasenfus to go on trial for shipping arms to Contra rebels in Nicaragua. Red Sox and Mets to square off in first game of the 1986 World Series. Language dispute in Belgium threatens government shakeup and Soviet fishing rights withdrawn in Kiribati.
News of this day in history - October 14, 1986 - Human Rights activist, author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Reagan and Gorbachev conclude talks in Reykjavik, death toll in El Salvador earthquake at 1,000 and climbing and Soviet troops launch a major offensive near Kabul, Afghanistan.
Twenty-five years since the nuclear power plant disaster at Chernobyl in the Ukraine. News reports on the initial denial and days later as the story unfolds.
Our Libyan Excursions - Operation El Dorado Canyon begun on April 14, 1986 - U.S. fighter-Bombers attack Libyan targets in Tripoli and Benghazi in an overnight raid in retaliation for a Libyan terrorist attack on a Berlin nightclub that killed two Americans.
Ironically, the last time we staged an attack on Libya was in March 1986, almost twenty five years ago to the day.
News (or lack of it) regarding the Nuclear Power plant disaster at Chernobyl in the Ukraine from April 27-May 5, 1986
Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with The Smiths recorded live at Universal Amphitheater on August 26, 1986.
January 28, 1986 - Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Shuttle Challenger Disaster.
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