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1985   Potpourri                 

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  • The "Live Aid" concert in Philadelphia and London is viewed by 1.6 billion on TV 
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  • After 99 years, Coca-Cola markets "New Coke", three months later after consumer objection it reinstates Coca-Cola Classic. 
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  • Wendy's Hamburgers fires Clara Peller, 84 (Where's the beef?) after her Prego spaghetti sauce ad (I finally found it) 
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  • Salad bars and taking calcium to prevent osteoporosis are in. 
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  • Photos of missing children are put on milk cartons for the first time. 
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  • Wrestlemania is introduced 
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  • Reports indicate the potential health hazards of food additives such as artificial sweeteners, dyes, sulfites, and caffeine. 
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  • Rock Hudson acknowledges his battle with AIDS. 
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  • Barbie dolls sold surpass in number the American population 
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  • A Nielson survey reports that children will have spent more time in front of the TV than in a classroom when they graduate High School. 
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  • Video cassette movie-rental income equals movie theater receipts 

       
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