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Timeline; 1984

The miner's strike happened, breaking the power of Arthur Scargill. It was the closest that Britain has come to civil war for a long time, but he fought the wrong fight, at the wrong time, in the most divisive way possible.

At a time when anyone who did a little research could see that british mining was going the same way as british agriculture, needing much less labour to do the same work, he fought for increased union power and pay, rather than for improved conditions and retraining for those leaving the industry. A lot of mining communities are still suffering from the consequences.

Torvill and Dean performed their balero routine.

band aid raised a lot of money for famine relief.

We know about some Books and Movies that were made this year.

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