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Jimmy Carter (Oct. 1, 1924 to Present) 38th President of the United States

“America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, human rights invented America.” — Jimmy Carter

Walter Mondale (Jan. 5, 1928 to Present) 42nd Vice President of the United States

World events

•  The end of manufacturing the VW Beetle after 30 years and 20 million cars •  Gold reaches an all-time high of $200 per oz. •  Bulgarian defector Georgi Markov assassinated by Bulgarian Secret Police using poisoned umbrella tip •  Pope Paul VI dies at age 80 •  John Paul I becomes Pope but dies just 33 days later •  Cardinal Wojtyla becomes Pope John Paul II. •  World population estimated at 4.4 billion

commit suicide in Guyana •  Due to poor Cold War relations, U.S. bans sale of latest computer technology to Soviet Union •  Three American balloonists make the first crossing of the Atlantic by hot air balloon in The Double Eagle •  Karl Wallenda, founder of the Flying Wallendas, dies after falling off a tight rope

U.S. news

•  Camp David Peace Treaty… Egypt makes peace with Israel •  Teachers strike extends summer holiday for students •  Dollar plunges to record low •  Japanese car imports account for half the market following the energy crisis and fuel prices •  Serial killer David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam,” is sentenced to 25 years to live in prison

•  U.S. stops production of the neutron bomb (kills people but leaves buildings and infrastructure standing) •  Susan B. Anthony dollar is minted. •  Roman Polanski flees to France just hours before he was to be formally sentenced for rape and other charges against a child •  Cult leader Jim Jones instructed over 900 members of his church, “People’s Temple,” to


•  Illinois Bell Company introduces the first ever cellular mobile phone system •  Space Invaders launches craze for computer video games •  First ever computer bulletin board system (BBS) is created •  98% of all American homes have a TV •  First test tube baby is born


•  The Washington Bullets beat the Seattle Supersonics for the NBA Championship title. •  Dallas Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

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Remember When 1978  

Remember When section of the Military Press highlights a different year in history every issue.