Algiers Accords
The Algiers Accords were a set of agreements between the United States and Iran to resolve the Iran hostage crisis, brokered by the Algerian government and signed in Algiers on January 19, 1981. The c...
Paquisha War
The Paquisha War was a brief military clash that took place between January and February 1981 between Ecuador and Peru over the control of three watchposts. While Peru felt that the matter was already...
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Hong Kong 1981 riots
In Hong Kong, the riots of 1981 are two riots on the Christmas Day of 1981 and the New Year's Day of 1982. Since the majority of the participants were youths, the riots were also named as the Christm...
Hong Kong 1981 riots - Wikipedia
Pacification of Wujek
The Pacification of Wujek was a strike-breaking action by the Polish police and army at the Wujek Coal Mine in Katowice, Poland, culminating in the massacre of nine striking miners on December 16, 19...
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1981 Major League Baseball strike
The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the fourth work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike. The strike began on June 12 and forced the cancellation of 713 ...
Río Negro Massacre
In 1978, in the face of civil war, the Guatemalan government proceeded with its economic development program, including the construction of the Chixoy hydroelectric dam. Financed in large part by the ...
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23-F
23-F is the name given to an attempted coup d'état in Spain that began on 23 February 1981 and ended on the following day. Its most visible figure, Antonio Tejero, led the failed coup's most notable e...
Western Sahara War
The Western Sahara War was an armed struggle between the Sahrawi indigenous Polisario Front and Morocco between 1975 and 1991, being the most significant phase of the Western Sahara conflict. The conf...
Bydgoszcz events
Bydgoszcz events (Polish: wypadki bydgoskie) refers to a turning point in the early history of the Solidarity movement. Following the registration of Solidarity by the authorities of Poland in 198...
Bydgoszcz events - Wikipedia
Battle of Zahleh
The Battle of Zahle (Arabic: معركة زحلة) took place during the Lebanese Civil War, between December 1980 and June 1981. During the seven-month period, the city of Zahle (Arabic: زحلة) endured a handfu...
Operation Daisy
Operation Daisy was a military operation carried out in November 1981 by the South African Defence Force and South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) in Angola during the South African Border War ...
Canadian Caper
The "Canadian Caper" was the popular name given to the joint covert rescue by the Canadian government and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of six American diplomats who had evaded capture during ...
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Argo (2012 film)
Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah Bear...
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Kukoi Sanyang
Kukoi Samba Sanyang (1952 – 18 June 2013) led a 1981 rebellion against the democratically elected Gambian government of President Dawda Jawara.On 31 July 1981, while Jawara was abroad, a 12-member Nat...
1981 Brixton riot
The 1981 Brixton riot, or Brixton uprising, was a confrontation between the Metropolitan Police and protesters in Lambeth, South London, England, between 10 and 11 April 1981. The main riot on 11 Apri...
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Operation Protea
Operation Protea was a military operation during the South African Border War and Angolan Civil War in which South African Defence Forces (SADF) destroyed a number of South West Africa People's Organi...
1981 Moss Side riot
In July 1981, the inner-city district of Moss Side in Manchester, England, was the scene for mass rioting. By that time, the area had been a key settlement for Asian and Caribbean immigrants for over ...
Abulhassan Banisadr
Seyyad Abolhassan Banisadr ( pronunciation  ; Persian: سیِّدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر‎; born 22 March 1933) is an Iranian politician, economist and human rights activist. He was the first...
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Abbas Abdi
Abbas Abdi  pronunction  ah-BAHSS-ahb-DEE (born 1956) is one of Iran's most influential reformists, journalist, self-taught sociologist and social activist.
Abdi was born in 1956. He stu...
1981 Writers Guild of America strike
The 1981 Writers Guild of America strike was a 3 month strike action taken to establish compensation in the then-new markets of "pay TV" and home video.
Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland
In mid-1981, amid widespread economic crisis and food shortages, thousands of Poles, mainly women and their children, took part in several hunger demonstrations, organized in cities and towns across t...
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