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1977 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

44th Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  Dr. Lauris Jones conducting
Thea Musgrave's opera "Mary Queen of Scots" premières at the Edinburgh Festival

POLITICS

South African Anti-Apartheid leader, Steve Biko, is tortured to death.
Jimmy Carter is elected US President
US President Carter grants pardon to draft evaders of the Vietnam War
Bermuda soldiers are called to quell race riots 
Menachem Begin becomes Israel's sixth Prime Minister
The United Kingdom holds a jubilee to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 25 years of reign
The US returns control of the Panama Canal back to Panama

POINTS OF INTEREST

Rock and Roll legend, Elvis Presley, is found dead.
Raymond Damadian, of the United States, invents the MRI scanner
The Medal of Honor is awarded posthumously to Martin Luther King Jr
French is adopted as the official language of Quebec, Canada
Bucharest is hit by a major earthquake
Amnesty International is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
A cyclone hits India leaving 2 million homeless and 20,000 dead
The Trans Alaska Oil Pipe opens
NAVSTAR Global Positioning system is inaugurated by the US Department of Defense
NASA Space shuttle makes its first flight test off the back of a jetliner
Voyager I and Voyager II are launched for unmanned exploration of outer space.

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