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U.S. History by Year, 1980-1999

Based on the clues, guess these American related things that happened in each year.
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1999
12 students and one teacher die after two teenagers shoot up this Littleton, Colorado high school
Columbine
1998
During his impeachment trial, Bill Clinton claims he "did not have sexual relations" with this woman
Monica Lewinsky
1997
James Cameron releases this romantic disaster film, one of the highest grossing of all time
Titanic
1996
This rapper is killed after being shot in a drive-by in Las Vegas
Tupac Shakur
1995
Timothy McVeigh kills 168 people when he blows up a federal building in this city
Oklahoma City
1994
This football star is put on trial as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife and her friend
O.J. Simpson
1993
An ATF raid on the Branch Davidian compound in this city leads to a 51 day siege
Waco
1992
Riots break out in this city after the police officers who beat Rodney King are acquitted
Los Angeles
1991
The Cold War officially ends when the government in this nation dissolves
Soviet Union
1990
This president raises taxes after previously promising "no new taxes"
George H.W. Bush
1989
The Exxon Valdez spills thousands of barrels of oil after running aground in this state
Alaska
1988
178 Americans die when a plane is blown up by Libyan terrorists over this country
Scotland
1987
Ronald Reagan tells Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" in this city
Berlin
1986
This Space Shuttle explodes after launch, killing it's entire crew
Challenger
1985
This time travel movie starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released
Back to the Future
1984
This candidate loses in the largest electoral college landslide to Ronald Reagan
Walter Mondale
1983
This musician performs the moonwalk for the first time
Michael Jackson
1982
The Supreme Court decides this company is a monopoly and has it broken up
AT&T
1981
The CDC releases the first reports of this disease
AIDS
1980
57 people die when this volcano erupts in Washington
Mount St. Helens
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