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FReeper Canteen ~ Flashback Friday 1985 ~ 01 July 2005

Posted on 06/30/2005 7:03:48 PM PDT by MoJo2001


 

 


~ Flashback Friday ~
Year: 1985
 
Welcome to Flashback Friday!
Each Friday we will take a journey back in time.
We will highlight a year and then you'll have the opportunity to give your thoughts, opinions, and stories.
This week we're jumping back to 1985.
 
1985 Questions!
We Want To Know

1. Were you in school?
2. Were you in the military?
3. What kind of music were you listening to?
4. What do you recall as the best memory from 1985?
 
Events that occurred in 1985

- Live Aid attempts to raise funds for famine relief.

- January 20 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan is sworn in for a second term in office.

-February 1 - AM stereo broadcasting starts in Australia.

-March 11 - Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and de facto leader of the Soviet Union.

-March 20 - Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod dog sled race.

June 6 - The body of Josef Mengele is located and exhumed in Brazil.


June 14 - TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah.


July 10 - The Greenpeace vessel, the Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents


September 1 - A joint American-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic. 


October 7 - The passenger ship Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestinians.

December 27 - American naturalist Dian Fossey is found murdered in Rwanda. 

December 25 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union

December 26 - Supreme Soviet meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union

December 31 - Soviet Union officially ceases to exist

 

 
Entertainment/Sports

Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers won 38-16 over the Miami Dolphins

April 1 - Villanova University's "perfect upset" of Georgetown University and Patrick Ewing for the NCAA Basketball Championship.

World Series: The Kansas City Royals defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3, becoming the first team to come back from a 3 to 1 deficit to win a series in baseball

February 8 - After 5-1/2 years, the television series The Dukes of Hazzard goes off the air.

June - Alexey Pajitnov develops Tetris at the Moscow Academy of Science for the Electronica 60 computer.


November - Microsoft releases the first version of Windows.


The Nintendo Entertainment System is released in the U.S.

 

 
Hit Music From 1985

Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing

Sheena Easton - Sugar Walls*

USA For Africa - We Are The World

Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover

New Edition - Cool It Now

Honeydrippers - Sea Of Love

Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok

Sade - Smooth Operator

Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine

Madonna - Dress You Up

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA

The Time - Jungle Love*

 

* denotes music that isn't suitable for children or Ma!


 

 


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1 posted on 06/30/2005 7:03:49 PM PDT by MoJo2001
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First!

2 posted on 06/30/2005 7:04:15 PM PDT by tomkow6 (Support the Fashion Divos you see in the Canteen (buy a BURKA)!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; HiJinx; Radix; Spotsy; Diva Betsy Ross; ...
Flashback Friday takes you back to 1985!
Come on in and tell us what you were doing in 1985.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!!

Please keep E.G.C's dad in your prayers.
Also, please keep HRoarke in your prayers.
One of his friends was killed today in Afghanistan.
Praying for all of our Troops and allies for protection.

If some of the links don't work, fret not..they will eventually!
One of the sites may be down for a few!!

3 posted on 06/30/2005 7:04:40 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: MoJo2001


4 posted on 06/30/2005 7:05:01 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: MoJo2001; All
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Wishing Everyone a Glorious Independance weekend

and

God Bless our Troops . . . Who make it all Possible

Prayers going up.


5 posted on 06/30/2005 7:05:35 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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6 posted on 06/30/2005 7:05:41 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (I was Lucy Ramirez when being Lucy Ramirez wasn't cool.)
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To: MoJo2001; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; Blue Scourge; Cool Multiservice Soldier; ..
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7 posted on 06/30/2005 7:06:55 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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It's all a blur. I worked the 11-7 shift full time and had four children still at home.


8 posted on 06/30/2005 7:07:11 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.And we're unlikely to get a look into this t)
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To: MoJo2001

1985...- Live Aid attempts to raise funds for famine relief.....

The one thing I remember from "Live Aid" is.....

Billy Ocean did a lip-sync!!!!!


10 posted on 06/30/2005 7:08:25 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

LOL! I remember they made a big deal out of Phil Collins performing live at Wembley and then flying to the United States to perform as well. BIG DEAL! LOL!


11 posted on 06/30/2005 7:09:19 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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Aug. 2: a 3 month old baby boy arrived by 747, rather than a stork, from Korea, at Ohare Airport in Chicago.


12 posted on 06/30/2005 7:09:42 PM PDT by tomkow6 (Support the Fashion Divos you see in the Canteen (buy a BURKA)!)
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LOL! Guess this means you got home from the game already! Who won?


13 posted on 06/30/2005 7:10:09 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: armymarinemom

I remember 1985 as the year all of my brothers were finally out of the house. So? It left 11 year old MoJo at home all by herself. Hehe!!


14 posted on 06/30/2005 7:10:27 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: MoJo2001

Thanks for today's thread!

*HUG*


15 posted on 06/30/2005 7:10:47 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: LUV W

Tune in later, for the results!


16 posted on 06/30/2005 7:11:34 PM PDT by tomkow6 (Support the Fashion Divos you see in the Canteen (buy a BURKA)!)
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To: tomkow6

That angel child is gonna make it big one day. When he does, we'll have his Mama to thank, huh? LOL!!
After all, you always refer to him as "THE ROTTEN CHILD" and not the "ANGEL CHILD" that he is today.

*HUGS*
That is so precious Bro! Thanks for sharing it!!


17 posted on 06/30/2005 7:12:05 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: MoJo2001

Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


18 posted on 06/30/2005 7:12:10 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I AM an AMERICAN not because I live in America but because America lives in me!~Ray Cornelius~)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Ma, Star, and MoJo contribute to the thread.
I just never remember to do all the other things once I get it previewed. UGH!!
*HUGS*
Hi Lil Mojo!!


19 posted on 06/30/2005 7:12:52 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening Diva!!
*HUGS*


20 posted on 06/30/2005 7:13:12 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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