One great way to spend a fall day in high school
-- make a pyramid.
1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula
Best-selling year for the Pontiac Firebird and Chevy Camaro is 1978.
The Year is 1978 ...
President Carter postpones production of neutron bomb.
California Proposition 13 approved, which reduces property taxes and causes taxpayer revolt across nation.
Camp David Accords include President Jimmy Carter, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begin to strive for peace between Egypt and Israel.
Jonestown Massacre finds about 1,000 cult followers of Reverand Jim Jones committed suicide by drinking poison at about the same time Congressman Leo Ryan (California) and four members of his party were murdered in northwest Guyana.
House investigations of assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King show that conspiracies were probable.
New York saved from financial crisis with federal loan guarantees.
January 23 ... Chicago guitarist and singer Terry Kath dies from an accidental gunshot wound.
On May 28 the first of a series of nationwide bombs explodes at the University of Illinois at Chicago, injuring one individual. For the following 17 years, FBI Chicago, along with nearly all FBI field offices, investigates 16 related bombings by an individual known as the "Unabomber." After an extensive investigation, the "Unabomber" is identified as Theodore Kaczynski following a tip from his brother, David Kaczynski, who recognizes similarities of his brother's letters with a manifesto that appears in an eight-page supplement to The Washington Post in September 1995. Kaczynski arrested in April 1996 and later sentenced in 1998 to life imprisonment for the bombings, which left three dead and twenty-three others injured.
Intel 8086 microprocessor introduced.
Super Bowl XII
Dallas Cowboys 27
Denver Broncos 10
The Deer Hunter
wins an Oscar
for Best Picture
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