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1985 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

52nd Annual Bach Festival.  Dr. Thomas Somerville conducting

POLITICS

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes secretary of the USSR
France sinks Greenpeace flagship in the Auklands 

POINTS OF INTEREST

Europe suffers unusually severe winter, resulting in numerous deaths
Concerts in London and Philadelphia raise funds for African famine relief
Orson Wells, who terrified American radio listeners with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds" dies

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