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The Nation 1985


Crack coccaine starts to appear.

Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut

 

Philadelphia Police bomb a house held by group "Move," kills 11

FBI arrests John A Walker, Jr., convicted of spying for U.S.S.R.

Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to do in his wife

Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha

 

President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time

 

Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb


Nobel prizes 1985


Physics – Klaus von Klitzing

Chemistry – Herbert A. Hauptman, Jerome Karle

Literature – Claude Simon

Peace – International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Economics – Franco Modigliani

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Michael S. Brown, Joseph L. Goldstein



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time magazine 1985


"Marx sits up in heaven, and he is very powerful. He sees what we are doing, and he doesn't like it. So he has punished me by making me deaf."

— Deng Xiaoping, 1985

 

"The leader of 1 billion Chinese was joking, of course; he lost part of the hearing in one ear long before he launched the world's most populous nation on an audacious effort to create what amounts almost to a new form of society. But, as might be expected from the diminutive (4 ft. 11 in.), steel-hard Deng, 81, it was a joke with a sharp point. If in his more solemn moments he still attempts to justify what he often calls his "second revolution" in the name of that patron saint of Communist revolution, Karl Marx, Deng is well aware that the system he is evolving in China either ignores or defies many of the precepts most cherished by traditional Marxists (especially those running the Soviet Union). In the Chinese spirit of balance between yin and yang, Deng's second revolution is an attempt on a monumental scale to blend seemingly irreconcilable elements: state ownership and private property, central planning and competitive markets, political dictatorship and limited economic and cultural freedom. Indeed, it is almost, or so it often seems to skeptics in both the Western and Marxist worlds, an attempt to combine Communism and capitalism". Time Person of the Year Deng Xiaoping

The World 1985

 

Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua

 

20 countries (but not U.S.) sign United Nations treaty outlawing torture

 

Mickey Mouse welcomed in China

 

Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)

 

French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior near New Zealand

 

U.S. - French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland

 

PLO sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro

 

U.S. fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody

 

 

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