1980-Present

Events

Iran-Contra Affair

August 20 1985 - March 4 1987

Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9 1989

US Invasion of Panama

20 December 1989 - 31 January 1990

Persian Gulf War

August 2 1990 - February 28 1991

World Wide Web goes public

January 15 1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

December 25 1991

September 11 attacks

September 11 2001

US Invasion of Iraq

March 20 2003 - May 1 2003

Great Recession

December 2007 - 2009

Osama bin Laden killed

May 1 2011