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1985-Do you remember?

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Lebanon Car Bomb
A car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon leaves 175 injured and 45 people dead, the target of the bomb was thought to be a fundamentalist Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Muhammad Husain Fadlallah .

Organ Donation
As the benefits of organ transplants have become known governments including The US and around the world run campaigns to increase awareness of Organ Donation hoping to make the donation of organs as widespread as the giving of blood.

Coca-Cola Company Introduces New Coke
The Coca-Cola Company announced it has changed its formula for Coke and will known as New Coke ( less than 6 months later they returned to the original formula ).

Richard Ramirez
Richard Ramirez, the infamous Night Stalker, starts his killing spree when he kills two women in separate attacks in Los Angeles.

MOVE Philadelphia
Philadelphia Police Department drop a bomb containing C-4 and Tovex from a helicopter onto MOVE's residence part of a row of tenements on Osage Avenue, the explosion started an uncontrolled fire and as a result, 53 houses burned and 240 people were left homeless.

John Africa, six other adults and four children, who were living in the MOVE Cult Home died in the resulting fire.

Police were attempting to enforce outstanding arrest warrants for four members of the group by blowing up tactical bunkers constructed by MOVE on the roof and had evacuated people from their Osage Avenue homes in order to prepare for an operation against MOVE.

MOVE was a mostly black group whose members all adopted the surname Africa, advocated a 'back-to-nature' lifestyle and preached against technology.

Les Misérables opens in the West End
Les Misérables opens in the West End and on October 8, 2006, the show celebrated its 21st anniversary becoming the longest-running West End musical in history and is still running (though it has changed venues).

Terrorist Attack Rome and Vienna Airports
A double terrorist attack at Rome and Vienna airports by gunmen on waiting passengers has left more than 100 people injured and reports of 15 fatalities.

Dian Fossey Murdered
The American Zoologist Dian Fossey, who had studied mountain gorillas in Rwanda, was found hacked to death at a research station in Rwanda.

Ireland Allows Contraceptives
Ireland a predominantly Catholic country after much debate allows contraceptives to be sold.

British Miners Strike Ends
Miners' leaders vote to end the longest running industrial dispute in Britain History without a peace deal over proposed pit closures.

Mafia Boss Shot
Paul Castellano the head of the Gambino crime family, then one of New York's largest Mafia families, is shot to death outside Sparks Steak House in Manhattan on the orders of John J. Gotti.

The Unabomber
The Unabomber kills his first victim, Hugh Scrutton who is killed in his computer store in Sacramento, California, by a mail package that explodes in his hands. The Unabomber had detonated his first bomb in May 1978 on the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois

His Main Targets were Universities which is how he got the name of Unibomber

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