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Dallas History Timeline: The 1980s
1981 - Dallas Arboretum opens on the grounds of the DeGolyer Estate on White Rock Lake.
1982 - New Central Dallas Public Library opens opposite City Hall.1984 - Dallas hosts the Republican National Convention. Dallas Museum of Art moves into new facilities downtown.
1985 - 72-story InterFirst Plaza opens at Main and Griffin, as the tallest building in Dallas.
1986 - The State Fair of Texas celebrates its 100th anniversary and the state's sesquicentennial.
1987 - Annette Strauss becomes the first woman elected Mayor of Dallas.
1989 - McKinney Avenue Trolley inaugurates service. Dallas Symphony Orchestra moves into the Meyerson Symphony Center.
1990 - Population of Dallas is 1,006,877.
1991 - Dallas celebrates its 150th birthday.
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