After the devastation of the latest hurricane on Puerto Rico leaving over 1000 dead famine is now a major problem with over 300,000 suffering from severe hunger due to the destruction of local crops by the hurricane and because of low defenses due to malnutrition disease is spreading quickly. Over half of the Islands population are now thought to be homeless and martial law is in place to stop looting, and allow the government to requisition food and to ration.
NASA publicly unveils its first space shuttle, the Enterprise.
An E.coli outbreak occurs in the United States. The outbreak is blamed on spinach and all spinach is recalled from stores. A total three deaths were attributed to the outbreak.