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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    Ronald Reagan

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    The presidency of Ronald Reagan began on January 20, 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1981

    Christopher Paul Gardner

    Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner's Birth

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1981

    Their son Christopher Jarrett Gardner Jr. was born on January 28, 1981. Gardner worked as a research lab assistant at UCSF and at the Veterans' Hospital after leaving the service. His position as a research lab assistant paid only about $8,000 a year, which was not enough for him to support a live-in girlfriend and a child. After four years, he quit these jobs and doubled his salary by taking a job as a medical equipment salesman.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1981

    Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner

    Birth

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1981

    Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner was born to Chris Gardner and Jackie Medina, on 28 January 1981.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 30, 1981

    Ronald Reagan

    Assassination Attempt

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 30, 1981

    On March 30, 1981, Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, Washington police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy were struck by gunfire from would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr. outside the Washington Hilton hotel.




  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 3, 1981

    Juan Trippe

    Death

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 3, 1981

    Trippe suffered a stroke in September 1980, which forced him to cut back on his workload; he died after suffering a second stroke at his New York City home on April 3, 1981, at the age of 81. He is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.




  • University of Miami Hospital, Miami, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 1981

    Bob Marley

    Death

    University of Miami Hospital, Miami, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 1981

    Marley died on 11 May 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University of Miami Hospital), aged 36. The spread of melanoma to his lungs and brain caused his death. His final words to his son Ziggy were "Money can't buy life."




  • Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 25, 1981

    Bill Gates

    Microsoft's company restructuring

    Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 25, 1981

    Gates oversaw Microsoft's company restructuring on June 25, 1981, which re-incorporated the company in Washington state and made Gates the president of Microsoft and its board chairman.


  • Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 25, 1981

    Bill Gates

    Microsoft's company restructuring

    Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 25, 1981

    Gates oversaw Microsoft's company restructuring on June 25, 1981, which re-incorporated the company in Washington state and made Gates the president of Microsoft and its board chairman.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 4, 1981

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    Birth

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 4, 1981

    Rachel Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Doria Ragland, is a former social worker and yoga instructor living in View Park–Windsor Hills, California. Markle has often been described as having a very close friendship with her mother. Her father, Thomas Markle Sr., lives in Rosarito, Mexico, and is a retired television director of photography and lighting director whose profession resulted in his young daughter often visiting the set of Married...with Children. Markle's parents divorced when she was six years old. Her older paternal half-siblings are Samantha Markle and Thomas Markle Jr., from whom she is reportedly estranged.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Aug 6, 1981

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    President Reagan Signed National Security Decision Directive Number 7

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Aug 6, 1981

    and on 6 August 1981 he signed National Security Decision Directive number 7, which authorized the production and shipment of arms to the region but not their deployment.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 17, 1981

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    President Reagan Signed National Security Directive 17

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 17, 1981

    On 17 November 1981, President Reagan signed National Security Directive 17, authorizing covert support to anti-Sandinista forces.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 28, 1981

    Black Friday

    The earliest known published reference to this explanation occurs

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 28, 1981

    When this was recorded in the financial records, once-common accounting practices would use red ink to show negative amounts and black ink to show positive amounts. Black Friday, under this theory, is the beginning of the period when retailers would no longer be "in the red", instead taking in the year's profits. The earliest known published reference to this explanation occurs in The Philadelphia Inquirer for November 28, 1981.


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