Big News Headlines in 1980
President Carter announces punitive measures and embargos against the USSR in retaliation for the
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupts in a violent blast estimated to be 500 times as powerful
as the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
Hurricane "Allen" claims 28 U.S. lives and over 200 in the Caribbean.
Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th U.S. president in a sweeping victory.
U.S. Representative Michael O. Myers is expelled from the House for his role in the Abscam scandal.