|Iran-Iraq War Begins
|This was a protracted military conflict between Iran and Iraq that resulted in a stalemate.
|Medical researchers identified the disease known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) for the first time.
|This 10-week war was fought between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and its territorial dependency, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
|U.S. Embassy Bombing
|A suicide bombing against the U.S. embassy in Beirut kills 63 people.
|Bhopal Gas Tragedy
|Considered the world’s worst industrial disaster, a gas leak incident on the night of 2-3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, resulted in tens of thousands of people exposed to methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas.
|Live Aid Concerts
|Concerts organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine.
|Soviet Union (Ukraine)
|A catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, then located in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union.
|Stock Market Crash
|On 19th October, a severe worldwide economic recession known as Black Monday occurred, wherein stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time.
|Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing
|A terrorist bombing resulted in the deaths of 270 people aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The attack was believed to have been carried out by Libya.
|Fall of the Berlin Wall
|This monumental event signalled the end of the Cold War. The wall, which represented political and physical separation between East and West Germany, was destroyed.