Wayne's Solar Anniversary: What happened 30 years ago?
Ronald Reagan was in the third year of his presidency and in 1983 he proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed by the media as "Star Wars".
M*A*S*H, the popular TV series, ended after 11 years and 251 episodes on CBS.
The U.S. Embassy was bombed in Beirut, killing 63 people.
Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
Unemployment rose in the U.S. to 12 million, the highest figure since 1941.
Vanessa Williams became the first African-American to be crowned Miss America.
Martin Luther King Day became official when President Ronald Reagan signed the bill creating a federal holiday on the third Monday of every January to honor the American civil rights leader.
The Washington Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII.
The Balitmore Orioles took the World Series, winning 4 games to 1 over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup.
Time flies and we look forward to the next Wayne's Solar anniversary! Contact us for your solar power needs in Central and Northeast Florida including Jacksonville, Sanford, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Daytona, Port Orange, and St. Augustine.