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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 Cat
Acting Cat

Artistic Cars
Artistic 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 Power
Child Power

Children Testify Before Congress
Children Testify Before Congress

Gas Shortage
Gas 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 Smoking
Illustrating the Dangers of Smoking

International Whaling Commission Meeting
International 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 Sale
New Chryslers on Sale

Nonaligned Nations Summit
Nonaligned Nations Summit

Record Coin Sale
Record Coin Sale

Rising Food Prices
Rising Food Prices

Selling Oxygen in Denver
Selling Oxygen in Denver

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