1985

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1985 was the 114th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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See also List of Birmingham homicides in 1985

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In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became head of the Soviet Union after Konstantin Chernenko's death. A hole was discovered in the ozone layer. An earthquake near Mexico City killed tens of thousands. The Italian liner, Achille Lauro, was hijacked. Nevado del Ruiz in Columbia erupted. Howard Cosell retired. "We Are the World" was released. New Coke debuted only to have the original Coca-Cola formula return. The Calvin and Hobbes comic strip debuted.

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