(Rank: 3) The moon landing was a massive victory for the United States. It signified the fact that we had won the space race and were the first nation to put a man on the moon. (Although in more recent history a belief that the Moon Landing was staged is growing ever more popular.)
August 18, 1969
(Rank: 20) Woodstock was a massive music festival. There was a large abundance of drug usage and it will always be remembered in history as a landmark for the culture.
June 17, 1972
(Rank: 8) The Watergate Scandal was a serious scandal by former president Richard Nixon. It triggered his resignation from office but many believed that had he not resigned, he would have been impeached.
Three Mile Island
March 28, 1979
(Rank: 16) The Three Mile Island was an island with a nuclear power plant on it. It had a severe nuclear meltdown but thankfully, nobody was killed or even injured.
Iran Hostage Crisis
January 20, 1981
(Rank: 5) The Iran Hostage Crisis was a standoff between the USA and Iran; 52 people were held hostage for 444 days. It was the first time the USA had to deal with Islamic extremists.
First AIDS Case in the USA
April 24, 1981
(Rank: 14) The first AIDS case in the US was a scary situation. It has spread since then and has become much more common but we still do not have a cure for the virus.
January 1, 1983
(Rank: 2) The internet is by far the most revolutionary invention of our generation. It is ever-growing and creates a much easier and much faster means of communication across the world.
Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion
January 28, 1986
(Rank: 13) The Space Shuttle Challenger was launched on national television and many people were watching. It exploded on live TV and was a national tragedy.
Fall of the Berlin Wall
(Rank: 4) The Berlin Wall was finally brought down after many years. It was very important and symbolized the fall of a great divide.
Princess Diana Killed
August 31, 1997
(Rank: 19) Princess Diana was in a deadly car crash that caused her eventual death in the hospital. She was a very famous figure it was heartbreaking to the public.