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  • MTV cassette sales soar with MTV on over 250 cable stations 
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  • A fury arises when it is revealed that the administration wanted to count ketchup as a vegetable in subsidized school lunches. 
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  • New games: Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac Man and Asteroids. 
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  • Nike ad: We have liftoff. 
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  • 288K memory chip is launched from IBM 
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  • Quote: "Honey I forgot to duck." - Ronald Reagan to Nancy after being shot. 
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  • Collectable cat books are big - Garfield, 101 Uses for a Dead Cat, Fat Cats 
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  • Walter Cronkite retires as CBS anchor and is replaced by Dan Rather. 
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  • Voyager 2 takes more than 1,800 photos of Saturn which temperature is -300 degrees farenhight and has 1,000 mph winds 
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  • The combination of Nancy Reagan's elegance and Lady Di and Prince Charles's wedding makes a return of opulent and royal styles. 
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  • First U.S. Test-tube baby and NutraSweet is new 

       
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