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1985 Yearly calendar

 
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EVENTS
1985-09-01  A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.  
1985-03-31  The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York  
1985-11-09  Garry Kasparov 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating Anatoly Karpov, also of the Soviet Union.  
1985-01-23  O.J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Football Hall of Fame.  
1985-08-02  Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.  
1985-04-19  FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas  
1985-07-13  United States Vice President George H.W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.  
1985-11-06  The Iran-Contra Affair: The American press reveals that U.S. President Ronald Reagan had authorized the shipment of arms to Iran.  
1985-03-08  A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.  
1985-11-15  A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.  
1985-11-19  Pennzoil wins a $10.53 billion USD judgment against Texaco, in the largest civil verdict in the history of the United States, stemming from Texaco executing a contract to buy Getty Oil after Pennzoil had entered into an unsigned, yet still binding, buyout contract with Getty.  
1985-11-06  In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the April 19 Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices.  
1985-08-23  Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany.  
1985-05-13  Police storm MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia to end a stand-off, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.  
1985-04-19  U.S.S.R performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.  
1985-11-23  Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the hijacked jetliner, but 60 people die in the raid.  
1985-04-23  Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.  
1985-02-28  The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.  
1985-02-19  Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.  
1985-11-20  Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.  
1985-04-07  Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.  
1985-05-31  1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.  
1985-06-24  STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery completes its mission, best remembered for having Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist.  
1985-01-01  The Internet's Domain Name System is created.  
1985-10-10  United States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian plane carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers and force it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily where they are arrested.  
1985-12-16  Mafia: In New York City, Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of the Gambino family.  
1985-10-03  The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J)  
1985-05-25  Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.  
1985-11-15  The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.  
1985-03-21  Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.  
1985-10-07  The Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestine Liberation Organization.  
1985-06-14  TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah shortly after take-off from Athens, Greece.  
1985-07-07  Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17  
1985-11-19  Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.  
1985-03-03  Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.  
1985-10-28  Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.  
1985-08-27  The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.  
1985-04-08  Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.  
1985-11-13  The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts and melts a glacier, causing a lahar (volcanic mudslide) that buries Armero, Colombia, killing approximately 23,000 people.  
1985-06-23  A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.  
1985-04-20  ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.  
1985-03-16  Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.  
1985-10-29  Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.  
1985-09-19  Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.  
1985-11-21  United States Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying after being caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations. He is subsequently sentenced to life in prison.  
1985-05-20  Radio Martí, part of the Voice of America service, begins broadcasting to Cuba.  
1985-02-19  Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.  
1985-12-27  Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside Rome and Vienna airports.  
1985-10-06  PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.  
1985-06-09  Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he will not be released until 1991).  
1985-05-11  Bradford City stadium fire: Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in a flash fire at Valley Parade football ground during a match against Lincoln City in Bradford, England.  
1985-08-12  Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520, to become the worst single-plane air disaster.  
1985-11-13  Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida's first Cuban-born mayor.  
1985-06-30  Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.  
1985-07-13  The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.  
1985-09-06  Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.  
1985-06-15  Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man (later judged insane) who throws sulfuric acid on the canvas and cuts it twice with a knife.  
1985-06-06  The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death". Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February, 1979.  
1985-01-21  The inauguration of President Ronald Reagan to a second term, already postponed a day because Jan. 20 fell on a Sunday, becomes the second inauguration in history moved indoors because of freezing temperatures and high winds. The parade is cancelled altogether.  
1985-01-28  Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.  
1985-03-04  The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.  
1985-03-20  Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  
1985-05-29  Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.  
1985-02-16  Hezbollah is founded.  
1985-01-29  Final recording session of We Are The World, by the supergroup USA for Africa.  
1985-07-10  Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland, New Zealand harbor by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.  
1985-08-07  Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.  
1985-09-22  The Plaza Accord is signed in New York City.  
1985-03-17  Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.  
1985-10-26  The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.  
1985-10-01  The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.  
1985-03-15  The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).  
1985-07-20  The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.  
1985-03-07  The song "We Are the World" had its international release.  
1985-10-04  Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.  
1985-09-19  A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.  
1985-01-13  A passenger train plunged into a ravine at Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.  
1985-05-29  Heysel Stadium disaster: At the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium, 39 football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses after Liverpool F.C. fans breach a fence separating them from Juventus F.C. fans.  
1985-01-01  The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.  
1985-03-11  Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet Union's leader.  
1985-10-30  Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.  
1985-12-12  Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland killing 256, including 248 members of the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division.  
1985-07-19  The Val di Stava dam collapses killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.  



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