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  • Majnoon Island, Iraq
    Monday Jan 6, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Attempting To retake Majnoon Island

    Majnoon Island, Iraq
    Monday Jan 6, 1986

    On 6 January 1986, the Iraqis launched an offensive attempting to retake Majnoon Island. However, they were quickly bogged down into a stalemate against 200,000 Iranian infantrymen, reinforced by amphibious divisions. However, they managed to gain a foothold in the southern part of the island.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 28, 1986

    Nuclear Power

    Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 28, 1986

    The Palo Verde Generating Station is a nuclear power plant located near Tonopah, Arizona,[5] in western Arizona. It is located about 45 miles (72 km) due west of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, and it is located near the Gila River, which is dry save for the rainy season in late summer. The Palo Verde Generating Station is the largest power plant in the United States by net generation.




  • al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Monday Feb 10, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Dawn 8

    al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Monday Feb 10, 1986

    On the night of 10–11 February 1986, the Iranians launched Operation Dawn 8, in which 30,000 troops comprising five Army divisions and men from the Revolutionary Guard and Basij advanced in a two-pronged offensive to capture the al-Faw peninsula in southern Iraq, the only area touching the Persian Gulf. The capture of Al Faw and Umm Qasr was a major goal for Iran.




  • al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Wednesday Feb 12, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iraqi 1st Counter-offensive To retake al-Faw

    al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Wednesday Feb 12, 1986

    The sudden capture of al-Faw took the Iraqis by shock, since they had thought it impossible for the Iranians to cross the Shatt al-Arab. On 12 February 1986, the Iraqis began a counter-offensive to retake al-Faw, which failed after a week of heavy fighting.




  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday Feb 21, 1986

    Slobodan Milošević

    The Presidential Candidate For The SKJ's Serbian Branch Central Committee

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday Feb 21, 1986

    On 21 February 1986, the Socialist Alliance of Working People unanimously supported him as presidential candidate for the SKJ's Serbian branch Central Committee.




  • al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Monday Feb 24, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iraqi 2nd Counter-offensive To retake al-Faw

    al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Monday Feb 24, 1986

    On 24 February 1986, Saddam sent one of his best commanders, General Maher Abd al-Rashid, and the Republican Guard to begin a new offensive to recapture al-Faw. A new round of heavy fighting took place. However, their attempts again ended in failure, costing them many tanks and aircraft: their 15th mechanised division was almost completely wiped out.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 26, 1986

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Moved Its Headquarters To Redmond

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 26, 1986

    Microsoft moved its headquarters from Bellevue to Redmond, Washington, on February 26, 1986.


  • Australia
    Friday Feb 28, 1986

    Mobile Phones

    Australia launched its Cellular Telephone System

    Australia
    Friday Feb 28, 1986

    In February 1986 Australia launched its Cellular Telephone System by Telecom Australia. Peter Reedman was the first Telecom Customer to be connected on 6 January 1986 along with five other subscribers as test customers prior to the official launch date of 28 February.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 13, 1986

    Microsoft

    Public Company

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 13, 1986

    On March 13, Microsoft went public (Public Company).


  • Los Angeles, U.S.
    Monday Mar 24, 1986

    Robin Williams

    Co-hosting the academy award

    Los Angeles, U.S.
    Monday Mar 24, 1986

    In 1986, Williams co-hosted the 58th Academy Awards.


  • Chernobyl, Ukraine
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Mikhail Gorbachev

    Chernobyl disaster

    Chernobyl, Ukraine
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    In April 1986 the Chernobyl disaster occurred.


  • Ukraine, U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Nuclear Power

    The Chernobyl disaster

    Ukraine, U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Accidents in nuclear power plants include the Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet Union in 1986. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history and was caused by one of only two nuclear energy accidents rated at seven the maximum severity on the International Nuclear Event Scale.


  • Chernobyl, Ukraine, Soviet Union (Now Ukraine)
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Atomic Bomb

    Chernobyl disaster

    Chernobyl, Ukraine, Soviet Union (Now Ukraine)
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history and is one of only two nuclear energy disasters rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.


  • Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Wednesday May 14, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Capturing The City of Mehran

    Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Wednesday May 14, 1986

    On 15–19 May, Iraqi Army's Second Corps, supported by helicopter gunships, attacked and captured the city of Mehran. Saddam then offered the Iranians to exchange Mehran for al-Faw. The Iranians rejected the offer. Iraq then continued the attack, attempting to push deeper into Iran. However, Iraq's attack was quickly warded off by Iranian AH-1 Cobra helicopters with TOW missiles, which destroyed numerous Iraqi tanks and vehicles.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Wednesday May 28, 1986

    Slobodan Milošević

    The 10th Congress of the Serbian League of Communists

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Wednesday May 28, 1986

    Milošević was elected by a majority vote at the 10th Congress of the Serbian League of Communists on 28 May 1986.


  • Manacor, island of Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
    Tuesday Jun 3, 1986

    Rafael Nadal

    Birth

    Manacor, island of Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
    Tuesday Jun 3, 1986

    Rafael Nadal was born in Manacor, a town on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain.


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jun 22, 1986

    Diego Maradona

    Hand of God

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jun 22, 1986

    Argentina eliminated England at the Azteca Stadium, also in Mexico City. After scoring two contrasting goals in the 2–1 quarter-final win against England, his legend was cemented. The majesty of his second goal and the notoriety of his first led to the French newspaper L'Equipe describing Maradona as "half-angel, half-devil". This match was played with the background of the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Replays showed that the first goal was scored by striking the ball with his hand. Maradona was coyly evasive, describing it as "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God". It became known as the "Hand of God". Maradona's second goal, just four minutes after the hotly disputed hand-goal, was later voted by FIFA as the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup. He received the ball in his own half, swiveled around and with 11 touches ran more than half the length of the field, dribbling past five English outfield players (Peter Beardsley, Steve Hodge, Peter Reid, Terry Butcher, and Terry Fenwick) before he left goalkeeper Peter Shilton on his backside with a feint, and slotted the ball into the net.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 26, 1986

    James Bond

    Nobody Lives for Ever was published

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 26, 1986

    Nobody Lives for Ever (published in American editions as Nobody Lives Forever), first published in 1986, was the fifth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond.


  • Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Sunday Jun 29, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran attack To retake Muhran

    Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Sunday Jun 29, 1986

    The Iranians built up their forces on the heights surrounding Mehran. On 30 June, using mountain warfare tactics they launched their attack.


  • Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Wednesday Jul 2, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Recapturing Muhran

    Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Wednesday Jul 2, 1986

    Iran Succeeded To recaptur The city of Muhran by 3 July 1986.


  • Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Thursday Jul 3, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iraq Fail To retake The City again

    Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Thursday Jul 3, 1986

    Saddam ordered the Republican Guard to retake the city on 4 July, but their attack was ineffective. Iraqi losses were heavy enough to allow the Iranians to also capture territory inside Iraq, and depleted the Iraqi military enough to prevent them from launching a major offensive for the next two years.


  • Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico
    Saturday Jul 26, 1986

    Diego Maradona

    The Dream

    Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico
    Saturday Jul 26, 1986

    Maradona captained the Argentine national team to victory in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, winning the final in Mexico City against West Germany.


  • Knebworth Park, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 9, 1986

    Freddie Mercury

    Mercury's final live performance with Queen

    Knebworth Park, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 9, 1986

    Mercury's final live performance with Queen took place on 9 August 1986 at Knebworth Park in England and drew an attendance estimated as high as 160,000.


  • Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1986

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Edmond Post Office Shooting

    Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1986

    The Edmond post office shooting occurred in Edmond, Oklahoma, on August 20, 1986. During a deadly rampage that lasted less than fifteen minutes, postal worker Patrick Sherrill pursued and shot twenty co-workers, killing fourteen of them, before committing suicide. Sherrill's attack inspired the American phrase "going postal".


  • Cameroon
    Thursday Aug 21, 1986

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Lake Nyos Disaster

    Cameroon
    Thursday Aug 21, 1986

    On August 21, 1986, a limnic eruption at Lake Nyos in northwestern Cameroon killed 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock.


  • Iraq
    Thursday Dec 25, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Karbala-4

    Iraq
    Thursday Dec 25, 1986

    On 25 December 1986, Iran launched Operation Karbala-4 (Karbala referring to Hussein ibn Ali's Battle of Karbala). According to Iraqi General Ra'ad al-Hamdani, this was a diversionary attack. The Iranians launched an amphibious assault against the Iraqi island of Umm al-Rassas in the Shatt-Al-Arab river, parallel to Khoramshahr. They then set up a pontoon bridge and continued the attack, eventually capturing the island in a costly success but failing to advance further; the Iranians had 60,000 casualties, while the Iraqis 9,500.


  • Newbury, England, U.K.
    Monday Dec 29, 1986

    Vodafone

    Racal Shares in Vodafone

    Newbury, England, U.K.
    Monday Dec 29, 1986

    On 29 December 1986, Racal Electronics issued shares to the minority shareholders of Vodafone worth GB£110 million, and Vodafone became a fully owned brand of Racal.


  • Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1986

    Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding birth

    Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1986

    Elena Jane Goulding was born on 30 December 1986 in Hereford and raised in Lyonshall, a small village near Kington, Herefordshire.


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