Big News Headlines of 1986
The U.S. officially observes Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday for the first time.
The space shuttle Challenger explodes moments after lift-off killing 6 astronauts and Christa
McAuliffe, a New Hampshire teacher.
A major nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union.
Japanese video game maker Nintendo introduces its games to America.
U.S. warplanes bomb Libyan headquarters in retaliation for terrorist attacks.