Soviet war in Afghanistan

January 11, 1988 - Bumpy Rides And Red Faces.

News of the day - Dow Jones making slow recovery from precipitous drop of 140 points on the previous trading day. Questions raised about whether or not Libya was actually involved in the Berlin Disco bombing that brought U.S. retaliation against Libya in 1986. Soviet Union will participate in the 1988 Seoul Olympics after all. Israel-Palestinian friction leads to 30 deaths. Gorbachev calls for Sino/Soviet Summit. Lyn Nofziger investigated for influence peddling during the Wedtech Scandal hearings. Arizona Governor Evan Mecham vows not to quit - opts to be dragged from office.

January 9, 1980 - Riots In Iran - Pandemonium In Grain Futures.

News of the day, this day in history for January 9, 1980 - Riots in Iran. Fighting in Afghanistan. Hostage drama in Corsica. Grain futures Market pandemonium based on trade embargo with Soviet Union. Justice William O. Douglas in Intensive Care. Saudi Arabia beheads 63 convicted terrorists over the November Mosque seizure in Mecca. U.S. sells arms to China.