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The formation of the Domain Name System of the Internet occurs. Read More
The withdraw of Greenland from the European Economic Community takes place. Read More
President Ronald Reagan is sworn in privately for his second term in presidency, only to be sworn in publically the following day.
The formation of the Economic Cooperation Organization occurs. Read More
The South African government offers freedom to Nelson Mandela, who refuses it. Read More
The FDA approval of an AIDS blood test takes place, the same test in which all blood donations are screened with in the United States today.
Rick Hansen, a paraplegic athlete and activist, begins his Man in Motion fundraiser tour for spinal cord research, with an outcome of raising $26 million.
Best Picture of the 57th Academy Awards is won by Amadeus. Read More
The ban placed on interracial marriages is lifted in South Africa. Read More
A new formula is introduced by Coca-Cola as New Coke in an attempt to compete with Pepsi, but the reaction is overwhelmingly negative and the original Coca-Cola is reintroduced within 3 months.
The right to vote is given to women by the National Assembly of Kuwait, which was later revoked in 1999 and then re-instated in 2005.
The Schengen Area is formed upon the signing of the Schengen Agreement between certain European Economic Community member states.
John Hendricks' Discovery Channel begins broadcast in the United States. Read More
The theatrical premiere of the movie Back to the Future takes place in the United States and goes on to become 1985's highest grossing film in America.
The passing first United States ban placed on smoking cigarettes in restaurants takes place in Aspen, Colorado.
The capture of serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the "Night Stalker," takes place in Los Angeles, California.
The location of the RMS Titanic wreck site that took place in 1912 is discovered by an expedition using side scan-sonar led by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel.
The resignation of Steve Jobs from Apple Computer takes place as he goes on to form NeXT Computer Inc.
Massachusetts is home to the formation of the Free Software Foundation. Read More
The introduction of the Nintendo Entertainment System as the first home console for video games in the United States takes place.
The Calvin and Hobbes comic strip is introduced in 35 newspapers. Read More
Windows 1.0 is introduced by the Microsoft Corporation as the first version of Windows. Read More
A shooting in New York City leaves mafia bosses Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti dead, making John Gotti leader of the Gambino crime family.
A plane crash in Texas leaves musician and actor Ricky Nelson dead. Read More
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