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1978 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 391

  • Jul 14 Anatoly Scharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation
  • Jul 14 Allen Ginsburg completes "Plutonian Ode" - blocks trainload of fissile material headed for Rockwell's nuclear bomb trigger factory, Colorado
  • Jul 18 Egyptian and Israeli officials begin 2 days of talks
  • Jul 19 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 21 Bolivian military coup under General Juan Pereda, President Hugo Banzer flees
  • Jul 21 US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike
  • Jul 21 World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m
  • Jul 23 Israeli government rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
  • Jul 23 Franklin Bradshaw is murdered in Salt Lake City by his grandson Marc Schreuder at the instigation of his mother Frances Schreuder
  • Jul 25 The Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs.
  • Jul 26 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll

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Jul 27 Portuguese President António Ramalho Eanes fires Premier Mário Soares

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Jul 28 Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time
  • Jul 28 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 29 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
  • Jul 29 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn and its rings

  • Jul 31 Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
  • Aug 1 Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead
  • Aug 3 11th Commonwealth Games open in Edmonton, Canada

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Aug 7 Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Aug 8 Pioneer-Venus 2 with 5 atmospheric probes launched toward Venus
  • Aug 9 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • Aug 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya

Papal InaugurationFuneral of Pope Paul VI

Aug 11 Funeral of Pope Paul VI held in the Vatican

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Pope Paul VI's body lying in view in the Vatican after his death
Pope Paul VI's body lying in view in the Vatican after his death
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  • Aug 11 Legionnaire's disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta
  • Aug 12 Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
  • Aug 12 China & Japan sign peace treaty
  • Aug 12 International Cometary Explorer (ICE) spacecraft launched - to study solar wind
  • Aug 13 Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
  • Aug 15 US House of Representatives approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA
  • Aug 17 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)
  • Aug 18 Memphis Tenn settles with striking police officers & firefighters
  • Aug 20 Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London
  • Aug 20 Mark Vinchesi of Amherst Mass keeps a frisbee aloft 15.2 seconds
  • Aug 20 Tatyana Providokhina runs female world record 1k (2:30.6)
  • Aug 21 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs US Air Force

  • Aug 22 Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua
  • Aug 23 Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
  • Aug 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 26 Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
  • Aug 26 Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
  • Aug 28 Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
  • Aug 28 Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
  • Aug 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 31 Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
  • Aug 31 Emily & William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
  • Aug 31 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 1 Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia
  • Sep 1 #4655 Marjoriika, #4814 Casacci, #5344 Ryabov, #6262 Javid & #8064
  • Sep 2 John McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston
  • Sep 3 Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
  • Sep 3 Pope John Paul I officially installed as 263rd supreme pontiff

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Sep 5 Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter begin Egypt-Isreal peace conference at Camp David

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Sep 6 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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Sep 8 Iranian army fires on Khomeini followers in Tehran, 100s killed

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Sep 9 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an uprising in the Iranian army
  • Sep 10 Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yds & 30")
  • Sep 11 The last known person dies of smallpox - medical photographer Janet Parker through infection in a laboratory, in Birmingham, England

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Sep 12 Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Sep 13 1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet
  • Sep 14 Portugal government of Da Costa falls
  • Sep 14 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people
  • Sep 16 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar, Iran

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Sep 17 Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Camp David Accords, frameworks for peace in the Middle East and between Egypt and Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Sep 18 All four Kiss members release solo albums
  • Sep 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 20 Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
  • Sep 21 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes are destroyed
  • Sep 21 3rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Girlfriends" directed by Claudia Weill wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 22 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit
  • Sep 23 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Anwar Sadat home from Camp David peace summit
  • Sep 24 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
  • Sep 24 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
  • Sep 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 25 PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
  • Sep 26 RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 28 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
  • Sep 28 Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
  • Sep 28 Syrians & Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
  • Oct 1 Comoros adopts constitution
  • Oct 1 Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK
  • Oct 1 The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
  • Oct 2 Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
  • Oct 3 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
  • Oct 4 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
  • Oct 4 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
  • Oct 5 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins the Nobel Prize for literature
  • Oct 5 Sweden's Fälldin government falls
  • Oct 5 Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects
  • Oct 5 "The Boys from Brazil" debuts
  • Oct 6 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)
  • Oct 6 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
  • Oct 7 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 8 Ken Warby set world water speed record at 319.627 mph (514 kph)

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Oct 10 US Congress approves dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony

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Oct 10 Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Jomo Kenyatta as President of Kenya

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • Oct 10 Steve Perry joins Journey
  • Oct 11 Aristides Royo elected president of Panama

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