What Happened on August 19, 1985

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Following the Rubicon speech four days earlier, Archbishop Desmond Tutu snubs P. W. Botha's invitation to attend a meeting to discuss the role and actions of the police and security forces in South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei

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