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Chronology of Events

The Year in Pictures

Awards and Honors


Notable Deaths

Sports News and Highlights

World Leaders

American-Made Volkswagens
On April 10, 1978, Volkswagen of America dedicated its Westmoreland Assembly Plant at New Stanton, Pennsylvania.

Cosmos 954
Cosmos 954
On January 24 fragments of a five-ton Soviet reconnaissance satellite fell in a remote part of Canada's Northwest Territories.

Glomar Pacific
The Glomar Pacific
began drilling off the New Jersey coast on March 24.

New Gambling Venue
New Gambling Venue
The first legal gambling casino in the United States outside of Nevada opened its doors in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 26.

Record-Setting Dominoes
Record-Setting Dominoes
Bob Speca, Jr., spent 95 hours arranging 100,000 dominoes into an intricate array on the ballroom floor of the Manhattan Center in New York, New York.

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