What are some events that occurred in 1981?

January 20: Ronald Reagan inaugurated
Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States. His Vice President is George Bush. January 20: Iran Hostage Crisis ends
After 444 days, Iran releases all 52 American hostages, minutes after Reagan is sworn in as President. March 30: President Reagan is shot
John Hinckley Jr. attempts to assasinate Reagan. Reagan survives and quickly recovers. July 7: Sandra Day O'Connor nominated to Supreme Court
President Reagan nominates O'Connor, making her the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice. July 29: Diana and Prince Charles Wedding August 1: MTV launches
The first 24 hour-a-day music television station is born. August 3: Air Traffic Controller's Strike
When air traffic controllers illegally strike, President Reagan fires them. December 13: Martial law declared in Poland (-1983)
After a summer of strikes, the Polish government declares martial law.