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81-September 30 – An Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force C-130 Hercules crashes during a flight from the Iran-Iraq War '​s front line to Tehran, killing Iran '​s minister of defense, his chief of staff, the Iranian Army chief of staff, and the regional commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin negotiating intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings end inconclusively on Thursday, December 17) - Last game at Minn's Metropolitan Stadium, lose to KC 5-2 - Seoul, South Korea, is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics -Died: Ken Horne, the original AIDS patient to be reported to the CDC...

16 – Luke and Laura marry on the U.S. soap opera General Hospital; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime TV history\23 – Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua/24 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site\25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt - USSR performs underground nuclear test/27 - Iran defends its besieged port of Abadan, driving back Iraqi forces- "Day in Hollywood, A Night.." closes at John Golden NY after 588 perfs..

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) ( نیروی هوایی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎) is the aviation branch of the Iranian armed forces. The present Air Force came into being in the early 1980s when the former Imperial Iranian Air Force was renamed..The Air Force has attempted with some success to maintain in service the large number of American-built aircraft which Iran acquired during the Shah's regime. The Air Force has turned to purchases of Soviet and Chinese aircraft, as well as pressing ex-Iraqi aircraft into service, and indigenously built aircraft, in order to maintain a capable force..

October 1 – 3 Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-4 Phantom II fighter-bombers bomb the Kuwaiti oil facility at Umm al-Aish, prompting Kuwait to recall its ambassador to Iran- USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Z-The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem 2-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft..Phantom is a large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2.2. It can carry over 18,000 pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons on 9 external hardpoints, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs..The F-4 was also operated by the armed forces of 11 other nations.. Israeli Phantoms saw extensive combat in several Arab–Israeli conflicts, while Iran used its large fleet of Phantoms in the Iran–Iraq War. Phantoms remain in front line service with se7en countries, and in use as an unmanned target in the U.S. Air Force...

2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine- Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran\16 - 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93-Died: Moshe Dayan, 66, Israeli general - Defense Minister - Foreign Minister - Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in NYC/27 - Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia - The first reported instance of a pilot being blinded by a laser pointed from the ground took place 700 feet over Encino, California.. A 21 year old man who said he was "testing a laser for a Halloween party" aimed the beam into the cockpit of a hovering LAPD police helicopter, leaving the pilot and co-pilot with total loss of vision for several seconds – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base-The ensuing international incident is often referred to as the Whiskey on the rocks incident..The Swedish Defense Research Agency also secretly measured for radio-active materials from outside the hull, using gamma ray spectroscopy from a specially configured Coast Guard boat. They detected something that was almost certainly Uranium-238 inside the submarine..The boat was stuck on the rock for nearly 10 days.. On November 5 it was hauled off the rocks by Swedish tugs and escorted to international waters where it was handed over to the Soviet fleet\31 - 1st live US radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)..

The Fairchild C-123 Provider is an American military transport aircraft designed by Chase Aircraft and subsequently built by Fairchild Aircraft for the United States Air Force. In addition to its USAF service, which included later service with the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, it also went on to serve most notably with the United States Coast Guard and various air forces in South East Asia. During the Vietnam War, the aircraft was used to spray Agent Orangeor Herbicide Orange (HO) is one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its herbicidal warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War..The half-life of dioxins in soil is more than 10 years, and that of TCDD in human fat tissue is about 7 years..During the Vietnam War the US military sprayed nearly 20,000,000 U.S. gallons (75,700,000 l) of chemical herbicides and defoliants in Vietnam, eastern Laos and parts of Cambodia, as part of the aerial defoliation program..Spray runs were also conducted from trucks, boats, and backpack sprayers... love a drive in the country..Don't you..?.I took the scenic route..What did Columbo whisper to you at the restaurant?..I think we're having a bit of trouble with the line, Madam...
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