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Can You Guess the Year?

Dorothy Miller
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Travel back in time with me as we look at another year. This is the year that Apple Computer Inc. was incorporated.

Jimmy Carter succeeded Gerald Ford as the 39th President of the US.

President Carter pardoned Vietnam War draft evaders.

Ocean Park opened in Hong King.

The space shuttle test vehicle went on its maiden “flight” while sitting on top of a Boeing 747, at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Formula One driver Tom Pryce died after colliding with a track marshal at the South African Grand Prix in Kyalami.

Snow fell in Miami, Fla., for the only time in its history.

Fleetwood Mac’s Grammy-winning album “Rumours” was released.

Focus on the Family was founded by Dr. James Dobson.

The Taksim Square massacre in Istanbul results in 34 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Grundy, Va., experienced a major flood that made around $15 million in damages to 228 residential and commercial structures.

“Star Wars” opened in cinemas and subsequently became the then-highest grossing film of all time.

The Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., was engulfed in fire, killing 165 inside.

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 109-107 to win the NBA finals 4-2.

Elvis Presley performed his last-ever concert, in Indianapolis, Indiana’s Market Square Arena.

The New York City blackout lasted for 25 hours, resulting in looting and other disorder.

The first oil through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System reaches Valdez, Alaska.

The Tandy Corporation TRS-80 Model I computer was announced at a press conference.

Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll died from a drug overdose in his home in Graceland at age 42 – 75,000 fans lined the streets of Memphis for this funeral.

INTERPOL issued a resolution against the piracy of video tapes and other material, which is still cited in warnings on opening pre-credits of videocassettes and DVDs today.

The last natural smallpox case was discovered in Merca district, Somalia.

The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Ga., failed, killing 39.

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel when he met with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, seeking a permanent peace settlement.

The Nickelodeon Television Channel, a children’s cartoon channel, was launched as The Pinwheel Network.

The Soviet National Anthem’s lyrics are returned after a 24 year period, with Joseph Stalin’s name omitted.

American Bandstand celebrated its 25th anniversary on television with a special hosted by Dick Clark. An “all-star band” made up of Chuck Berry, Seals and Crofts, Gregg Allman, Junior Walker, Johnny Rivers, the Pointer Sisters, Charlie Daniels, Doc Severinsen, Les McCann, Donald Byrd, Chuck Mangione and three members of Booker T and the MGs performed “Roll Over Beethoven.”

A new Peanuts special, “It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown,” aired on CBS, and was widely condemned for showing – and naming “Heather”, the Little Red-Haired Girl, thereupon destroying the “mystery.”

“CHIPs” premiered on NBC television.

“Lou Grant” premiered on CBS.

“The Love Boat” premiered on ABC.

Can you guess the year?

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Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

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The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1933. Congratulations to Edward Peppler of Longmont, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.

Travel back in time with me as we look at another year. This is the year that Apple Computer Inc. was incorporated.

Jimmy Carter succeeded Gerald Ford as the 39th President of the US.

President Carter pardoned Vietnam War draft evaders.

Ocean Park opened in Hong King.

The space shuttle test vehicle went on its maiden “flight” while sitting on top of a Boeing 747, at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Formula One driver Tom Pryce died after colliding with a track marshal at the South African Grand Prix in Kyalami.

Snow fell in Miami, Fla., for the only time in its history.

Fleetwood Mac’s Grammy-winning album “Rumours” was released.

Focus on the Family was founded by Dr. James Dobson.

The Taksim Square massacre in Istanbul results in 34 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Grundy, Va., experienced a major flood that made around $15 million in damages to 228 residential and commercial structures.

“Star Wars” opened in cinemas and subsequently became the then-highest grossing film of all time.

The Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., was engulfed in fire, killing 165 inside.

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 109-107 to win the NBA finals 4-2.

Elvis Presley performed his last-ever concert, in Indianapolis, Indiana’s Market Square Arena.

The New York City blackout lasted for 25 hours, resulting in looting and other disorder.

The first oil through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System reaches Valdez, Alaska.

The Tandy Corporation TRS-80 Model I computer was announced at a press conference.

Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll died from a drug overdose in his home in Graceland at age 42 – 75,000 fans lined the streets of Memphis for this funeral.

INTERPOL issued a resolution against the piracy of video tapes and other material, which is still cited in warnings on opening pre-credits of videocassettes and DVDs today.

The last natural smallpox case was discovered in Merca district, Somalia.

The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Ga., failed, killing 39.

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel when he met with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, seeking a permanent peace settlement.

The Nickelodeon Television Channel, a children’s cartoon channel, was launched as The Pinwheel Network.

The Soviet National Anthem’s lyrics are returned after a 24 year period, with Joseph Stalin’s name omitted.

American Bandstand celebrated its 25th anniversary on television with a special hosted by Dick Clark. An “all-star band” made up of Chuck Berry, Seals and Crofts, Gregg Allman, Junior Walker, Johnny Rivers, the Pointer Sisters, Charlie Daniels, Doc Severinsen, Les McCann, Donald Byrd, Chuck Mangione and three members of Booker T and the MGs performed “Roll Over Beethoven.”

A new Peanuts special, “It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown,” aired on CBS, and was widely condemned for showing – and naming “Heather”, the Little Red-Haired Girl, thereupon destroying the “mystery.”

“CHIPs” premiered on NBC television.

“Lou Grant” premiered on CBS.

“The Love Boat” premiered on ABC.

Can you guess the year?

***

Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

***

The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1933. Congratulations to Edward Peppler of Longmont, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.


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