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  • Federal Way, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 4, 1985

    Cinnabon

    Opening The First Cinnabon

    Federal Way, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 4, 1985

    The first Cinnabon opened on December 4, 1985, Federal Way, Washington at SeaTac Mall, now called The Commons at Federal Way. Cinnabon was an offshoot of the Seattle Based Restaurants Unlimited restaurant chain majority owned by Rich Komen with minority partner and CEO Ray Lindstrom at the helm.




  • Newfoundland, Canada
    Thursday Dec 12, 1985

    Plane Accidents

    Douglas DC-8, Arrow Air Flight 1285

    Newfoundland, Canada
    Thursday Dec 12, 1985

    Douglas DC-8, Arrow Air Flight 1285, On December 12, 1985, carrying American military personnel on a charter flight home for Christmas, crashed in Newfoundland; all 248 passengers and 8 crew members died. The Canadian Aviation Safety Board investigating the cause of the crash issued two different reports: the majority report cited ice on the wings as a cause of the crash; the minority report suggests an explosion was the likely cause.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday Dec 23, 1985

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    First Secretary of the Moscow Communist Party (Yeltsin)

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday Dec 23, 1985

    On December 23, 1985, Gorbachev appointed Yeltsin First Secretary of the Moscow Communist Party replacing Viktor Grishin.




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