25 Years Ago
August 3, 1981 Members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization illegally go on strike. President Ronald Reagan announces that those who do not return to work will lose their job.
August 19, 1981 U.S. Navy
jets shoot down two Libyan
fighters that had opened fire on them over the Gulf of Sidra. Libya claimed the entire gulf as its
territory, while the United States insisted it was international water. Read more »