Equal Rights Amendment dies.
CIA organizes contra war against Nicaragua’s Sandinista government.
Over 800,000 rally in Central Park for nuclear-weapons freeze.
Stock market boom begins.
Plyler v. Doe; children of undocumented workers are granted the right to free public education in Texas.
Chinese American draftsman Vincent Chin is clubbed to death by two white men.
Great Britain defeats Argentina in a war over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
After a contentious eight-year antitrust lawsuit, the American Telegraph & Telephone Company (AT&T) is ordered to divest its holdings.