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Relive the news as it happened. Cheer for the rescue of "Baby Jessica," join candlelight vigils marking the death of Jerry Garcia or jiggle along with CNN reporter Anne McDermott as she braces for an aftershock from the quakes that rocked southern California in 1992.

We've collected our best video since the birth of CNN in 1980. Choose a year or topic below to begin a multimedia tour through history.

For great sports moments over the years, check out CNNSI's own Video Almanac.

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The 80's

1980 -- 1981 -- 1982 -- 1983 -- 1984 -- 1985 -- 1986 -- 1987 -- 1988 -- 1989

-- 1980 --

  • U.S. boycotts the Olympics
  • Iran hostage crisis
  • Mount St. Helens
  • Emergency at Love Canal
  • CNN is born
  • Cuba halts 'freedom flotilla'
  • John Lennon assassinated

    -- 1981 --

  • Hostages released
  • Reagan shot
  • Pope John Paul II shot
  • O'Connor selected for Supreme Court
  • Sadat assassinated

    -- 1982 --

  • AT&T broken up
  • Falklands war heats up
  • ERA falls short
  • Pan Am crash
  • Tylenol tampering scare

    -- 1983 --

  • Benigno Aquino assassinated
  • Korean airliner shot down
  • Wells Fargo heist
  • Beirut bombing
  • U.S. invades Grenada

    -- 1984 --

  • Syrian officials release U.S. flyer
  • Marvin Gaye killed
  • Soviets boycott Olympics
  • Indian army attacks Sikh Golden Temple
  • Hong Kong transfer
  • Indira Ghandi assassinated
  • Subway vigilante

    -- 1985 --

  • New Coke fizzles
  • Live Aid
  • Delta crash in Dallas
  • Mexico City earthquakes
  • Achille Lauro incident
  • Orson Welles dies
  • Reagan and Gorbachev summit

    -- 1986 --

  • Challenger explodes
  • Halley's comet
  • Soviets launch Mir
  • Aquino sworn in
  • Marcos ousted
  • Libya strike
  • Chernobyl accident
  • Iran-Contra probe

    -- 1987 --

  • Fred Astaire dies
  • Gorbachev's 'radical' reform
  • "Ollie" North testifies
  • Baby Jessica rescued
  • "Black Monday"

    -- 1988 --

  • U.S. cruiser downs Iranian airliner
  • PLO declares Palestinian state
  • Bhutto takes over in Pakistan
  • Pan Am 103 crashes

    -- 1989 --

  • Hirohito dies
  • Exxon Valdez
  • Soccer fans crushed
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Menendez brothers
  • Hurricane Hugo
  • San Francisco quake
  • Berlin Wall dismantled
  • Noriega surrenders
  • The 90's

    1990 -- 1991 -- 1992 -- 1993 -- 1994 -- 1995 -- 1996 -- 1997

    -- 1990 --

  • Hubble telescope deploys
  • Yeltsin elected
  • Iraq invades Kuwait

    -- 1991 --

  • Gulf War begins
  • Iraq defeated
  • Flooding in China
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassinated
  • Dahmer arrested
  • KGB coup attempt
  • Magic Johnson
  • Terry Anderson freed

    -- 1992 --

  • Breast implants
  • Cold War declared over
  • King verdict
  • Los Angeles riots
  • Tailhook scandal
  • Baboon liver transplant
  • Hurricane Andrew
  • Perot announcement
  • Di and Charles split

    -- 1993 --

  • Gays in the military
  • World Trade Center bombing
  • Waco compound burns
  • Bobbitt vs. Bobbitt
  • NAFTA becomes law

    -- 1994 --

  • Kerrigan attacked
  • Sarajevo market attacked
  • Cobain commits suicide
  • Nixon dies
  • Mandela victorious
  • O.J. Simpson charged with murder
  • Dahmer killed

    -- 1995 --

  • Susan Smith
  • Japan quake
  • Tokyo gas attack
  • OKC bombing
  • Citadel accepts Faulkner
  • Ebola virus
  • Jerry Garcia dies
  • Simpson acquitted
  • Million Man March
  • Rabin slain

    -- 1996 --

  • Du Pont kills Olympic wrestler
  • Internet decency
  • George Burns dies
  • Dunblane massacre
  • Menendez conviction
  • Mir/Atlantis docking
  • Unabomber suspect
  • ValuJet crash
  • Netanyahu elected
  • Saudi blast
  • TWA crash
  • Olympic park bombing
  • Bosnian elections
  • Simpson civil trial
  • Jewell cleared
  • Peru standoff begins
  • JonBenet Ramsey slain

    -- 1997 --

  • Simpson liable for deaths
  • The Hale-Bopp Comet
  • Mass Suicide in California
  • Peruvian army rescues 71 hostages
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