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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
    Saturday Jan 5, 1985

    Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

    Margaret had part of her left lung removed

    England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jan 5, 1985

    The Princess's later life was marred by illness and disability. She had smoked cigarettes since the age of 15 or earlier and had continued to smoke heavily for many years. On 5 January 1985, Margaret had part of her left lung removed; the operation drew parallels with that of her father over 30 years earlier.




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