Year 1977 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 28 Andreas Baader and members of terrorist group the Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Gang) jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jun 9 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks
  • Jun 10 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
  • Sep 10 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France
  • Oct 23 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces discovery of a 3.4-billion year old one-celled fossil, one of the earliest life forms on Earth
  • Oct 26 Last natural case of smallpox discovered in Merca district, Somalia. Considered the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination
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Historical Marriages

  • Jun 17 US Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (34) weds teacher Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City
  • Sep 30 "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard
  • Nov 5 Future Texas governor and 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

Historical Divorces

  • Jun 9 George & Patti Harrison divorce
  • Sep 11 TV's Rhoda gets divorced

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