1986

December 23, 1986 - Around The World On A Tank Of Gas.

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

October 18, 1986 - End Of An Era - Start Of A New One.

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 Language dispute in Belgium threatens government shakeup and Soviet fishing rights withdrawn in Kiribati.

October 14, 1986 - A Celebration Of Human Rights On The One Hand . . .

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.

Libya Redux - 1986

Ironically, the last time we staged an attack on Libya was in March 1986, almost twenty five years ago to the day.