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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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To: MoJo2001; E.G.C.

Prayers for your dad's successful surgery to have his pacemaker replaced! God be with him and the whole family!

21 posted on 06/30/2005 7:13:28 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: MoJo2001; The Sailor
Thank you for the new thread MoJo . . .and thanks to you and The Sailor for doing what has to be done, to keep us SAFE and FREE . . . God Bless You Both!!!


22 posted on 06/30/2005 7:13:37 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: MoJo2001

WOO HOO Little Diva, great thread. Thank You.


23 posted on 06/30/2005 7:14:59 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; Blue Scourge; Cool Multiservice Soldier; ...




FYI : Look in upper right corner of "My Comments" page.
Set it for "Brief" instead of Full.
You only will get title of thread and who pinged you.
No graphics will load.

24 posted on 06/30/2005 7:15:02 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: tomkow6

I eagerly await the results! Hope they were good results! How's "Rotten Kid"?


25 posted on 06/30/2005 7:15:02 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: MoJo2001

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

December 31 - Soviet Union officially ceases to exist "

This is from a kid born in 1987, but, did the USSR cease to exist until 1990?.... I thought the USSR retained their control until after the BErlin Wall fell. If someone wants to educate me on this, i'd be happy:-d So much for that "social studies" course i had earlier in grade school taht was supposed to cover this time period... idiots...


26 posted on 06/30/2005 7:16:06 PM PDT by DTwistedSisterS
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To: HopeandGlory

Thanks Hope! For your love of the troops and for always having the pledge as a reminder to honor our country and them! Thanks for being a military Mom!


27 posted on 06/30/2005 7:16:13 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; bentfeather; beachn4fun; Fawnn; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; Bethbg79; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen


28 posted on 06/30/2005 7:17:01 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: tomkow6

Wow--I want to hear the rest of that story, too! Tell, tell!


29 posted on 06/30/2005 7:17:47 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: All
To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.


To our military readers, we remain steadfast in keeping the Canteen doors open.
The FR Canteen is Free Republics longest running daily thread specifically designed
to provide entertainment and morale support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.


FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT
Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.
CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREAD.



30 posted on 06/30/2005 7:18:19 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks for your tribute! Don't think I can cry too much more tonight! (((hugs)))


31 posted on 06/30/2005 7:18:40 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: MoJo2001

OMG - I am SO digging on this music!! Here are my answers:

1. Were you in school? I was a senior in High School

2. Were you in the military? Um, no.

3. What kind of music were you listening to? Everything you put at the top of the thread...plus some classic rock stuff like Van Halen and all the hair bands.

4. What do you recall as the best memory from 1985? Prom, graduating, spring break in Clearwater Beach with my friend - it was my first plane ride too!!



Dear God but I'm old!!


32 posted on 06/30/2005 7:19:32 PM PDT by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: LUV W
Thank you LUV . . . us Military Mama's have got to support one another


33 posted on 06/30/2005 7:20:54 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: MoJo2001

I graduated highschool in 1985. Barely! :)


34 posted on 06/30/2005 7:21:51 PM PDT by trussell (Prayers for the children!)
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To: HopeandGlory

(((hugs)))You got that right--but I did snag your graphic! LOL!


35 posted on 06/30/2005 7:22:52 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Beautiful flowers to reflect the holiday coming up to honor our Beautiful America! Thank you for all that you do and thanks to all our military! Y'all are the BEST!


36 posted on 06/30/2005 7:24:08 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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37 posted on 06/30/2005 7:24:45 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: LUV W

Hi LuvW!


38 posted on 06/30/2005 7:25:42 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: MoJo2001; All

Ray Charles~America The Beautiful

40 posted on 06/30/2005 7:27:06 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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