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  • Newbury, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Jan 1, 1985

    Vodafone

    Racal-Vodafone

    Newbury, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Jan 1, 1985

    Vodafone was launched on 1 January 1985 under the new name, Racal-Vodafone (Holdings) Ltd, with its first office based in the Courtyard in Newbury, Berkshire, and shortly thereafter Racal Strategic Radio was renamed Racal Telecommunications Group Limited.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Thursday May 30, 1985

    Heysel Stadium Events

    The Blame

    England, United Kingdom
    Thursday May 30, 1985

    The blame for the incident was laid on the fans of Liverpool FC. On 30 May official UEFA observer Gunter Schneider said, "Only the English fans were responsible. Of that there is no doubt." UEFA, the organiser of the event, the owners of Heysel Stadium and the Belgian police were investigated for culpability. After an 18-month investigation, the dossier of top Belgian judge Marina Coppieters was finally published. It concluded that blame should rest solely with the English fans.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jun 1, 1985

    Heysel Stadium Events

    UEFA banned English clubs for "...An indeterminate period of time"

    England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jun 1, 1985

    Pressure mounted to ban English clubs from European competition. On 31 May 1985, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher asked the FA to withdraw English clubs from European competition before they were banned, but two days later, UEFA banned English clubs for "...An indeterminate period of time".




  • Wembley Stadium, London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jul 13, 1985

    Freddie Mercury

    Live Aid

    Wembley Stadium, London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jul 13, 1985

    One of Mercury's most notable performances with Queen took place at Live Aid in 1985.




  • Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, UK
    Friday Nov 15, 1985

    Margaret Thatcher

    The Anglo-Irish Agreement

    Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, UK
    Friday Nov 15, 1985

    On 15 November 1985, Thatcher and FitzGerald signed the Hillsborough Anglo-Irish Agreement, which marked the first time a British government had given the Republic of Ireland an advisory role in the governance of Northern Ireland.




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