Events of 1986

Published: 1986
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Speaker: Challenger, go and throttle up.

Speaker: Challenger is going to throttle up.

Speaker: We have a report from the flight dynamics officer that the vehicle has exploded.

Speaker: At seven o'clock this evening, Eastern time, air and naval forces of the United States launched a series of strikes against Muammar Qaddafi's subversive activities.

Speaker: TASS News Agency says one of the four reactors at the Chernobyl atomic power plant was damaged.

Speaker: There is plane all over the place. People's yard, some of it on the freeway, some of it is all over the street.

Cory Aquino: I and Salvador H. Laurel. I am taking power in the name and by the will of the Filipino people.

Speaker: The United States extends recognition to this new government headed by President Aquino.

Speaker: We want the truth, the President wants it, I want it and the American people have a fundamental right to it.

Ronald Reagan: We are the keepers of the flame of liberty, the beacon of hope, of light onto the nation.

Dennis Daily: From the UPI Radio Network, this is 1986, the Year in Review and I am Dennis Daily. 1986 was the year of Challenger and the year of Chernobyl. The year a gentle revolution brought change to the Philippines and the year one of this country's most popular presidents became embroiled in an international scandal. Our story begins at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and UPI Radio Network correspondent, Rob Navies.