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  In The Year...
1979
 
CONTENTS
Chronology of Events
The Year in Pictures
Awards and Honors
Disasters
Notable Deaths
U.S. Congress Members
U.S. Governors
World Leaders
Entertainment News and Highlights
Sports News and Highlights
Acting CatActing Cat
Artistic CarsArtistic Cars In July 1979 hundreds of people gathered in San Francisco, California, to watch a carrot, a can of sardines, and a decorated bug race down a hill in McLaren Park.
Child PowerChild Power
Children Testify Before CongressChildren Testify Before Congress
Gas ShortageGas Shortage Many Americans found themselves waiting in long lines to get gas in 1979. Worse, many who finally made it to the head of the line found that the gas pumps were closed.
Illustrating the Dangers of SmokingIllustrating the Dangers of Smoking
International Whaling Commission MeetingInternational Whaling Commission Meeting At its annual meeting in London, England, in July, the IWC voted 18 to 2 for a worldwide moratorium on whaling by factory ships.
New Chryslers on SaleNew Chryslers on Sale
Nonaligned Nations SummitNonaligned Nations Summit
Record Coin SaleRecord Coin Sale
Rising Food PricesRising Food Prices
Selling Oxygen in DenverSelling Oxygen in Denver
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