The Question:

I am in the 7th grade and I am doing a report on my life story. Can you help me find 10 events that happened in 1986?

The Answer:

Challenger explosion...Chernobyl disaster... You've come to the right web site. For more top news stories from 1986, check out infoplease.com's Headline History for 1986.

In our Headline History section we've got the news that was making headlines before headlines were even invented. We've compiled the top world news events throughout history, dating back to the Earth's formation.

—The Fact Monster