Major events 1982

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MAJOR EVENTS 1982
British overcome Argentina in Falklands war (April 2–June 15).

Israel invades Lebanon in attack on P.L.O. (June 4).

John W. Hinckley, Jr., found not guilty because ofinsanity in shooting of President Reagan (June 21).

Alexander M. Haig, Jr., resigns as secretary of state (June 25).

Equal Rights Amendment fails ratification (June 30).

Princess Grace, 52, dies ofinjuries when car plunges off mountain road; daughter Stephanie, 17, suffers serious injuries (Sept. 14).

Lebanese Christian Phalangists kill hundreds of people in two Palestinian refugee camps inWest Beirut (Sept. 15).

Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet leader, dies at 75 (Nov. 10).

Yuri V. Andropov, 68, chosen as successor (Nov. 15).

Permanent artificial heart implanted in human for first timein Dr. Barney B. Clark, 61, at University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City (Dec. 2).


Some things that happened nationally in 1982

* Ma Bell forced to split up
* Tylenol poisoningscare
* The word "Internet" first used to describe the connected pieces of ARPANET
* Commodore-64 released
* Time Magazine names the personal computer its Man of the Year
* Compact Discs introduced* Falkland Islands War
* John Hinckley found not guilty because of insanity in Reagan shooting
* Liposuction introduced
* Vietnam Memorial erected in Washington D.C.
* First artificial hearttransplant takes place, the receipent lives 112 days
* Delorean Motor Company goes bankrupt
* Cats opens on Broadway
* Space shuttle Columbia launched on first mission
* MRI (magnetic resonanceimaging) machines introduced in Great Britain
* Ozzy does the bat thing
* First genetically-engineered food approved for sale
* Prince William born to Lady Diana
* Unemployment hits 10%, highest since1940
* Dow breaks 10,000 for first time
* Sun Microsystems founded
* MS-DOS first licensed
* World's Fair held in Knoxville, Tenn.
* USA Today founded
* Graceland opened to the public
* Braniff...
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