The documentation of important events and information through the use of newspapers has been used over the course of history. They are a valuable and irreplaceable source of information that feature the most memorable events of the past. As for the year 1976, such events include Sara Jane Moore being found guilty for the attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford, the British Parliament gaining direct rule over Northern Ireland, the Federal Election Campaign Act being signed by President Ford, the completion of the CN tower in Toronto as the tallest land structure to date, the formation of the International Organization of Space Communications, the opening of InterCity 125 as a high-speed train in the United Kingdom, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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Cray Research creates the first commercially manufactured supercomputer, the Cray-1.
January 15, 1976
Sara Jane Moore, the woman who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.
February 9, 1976
The Australian Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force combine to form the Australian Defense Force.
February 11, 1976
Clifford Alexander, Jr. serves as the first African American Secretary of the United States Army.
March 4, 1976
The British Parliament gains direct rule over Northern Ireland upon the dissolving of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention.
March 27, 1976
The opening of the first few miles of the Washington Metro subway occurs.
April 1, 1976
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak create the Apple Computer Company.
April 13, 1976
The 233rd birthday of Thomas Jefferson is celebrated with the reintroduction of the two-dollar bill by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Federal Reserve Note.
April 16, 1976
India mandates a minimum age for marriage in an effort to hinder the growing population, with men being required to be 21 years old and women 18 years old.
May 11, 1976
The signing of the Federal Election Campaign Act by the President of the United States Gerald R. Ford occurs.
June 1, 1976
The end of the Cod War between the United Kingdom and Iceland takes place.
June 26, 1976
The construction of the CN Tower in Toronto is complete, making it the tallest free-standing land structure to date.
July 2, 1976
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is established upon the unification of North and South Vietnam.
July 31, 1976
The famous photograph taken by Viking 1, the Face on Mars, is released by NASA.
August 5, 1976
The Great Clock of Westminster, otherwise known as Big Ben, is damaged and cannot function for almost a year.
August 19, 1976
The nomination for the Republican Party is won by President Gerald R. Ford as he defeats his opponent Ronald Reagan.
September 1, 1976
The advertisement of cigarettes on television and radio is banned in Australia.
September 20, 1976
The formation of the International Organization of Space Communications, otherwise known as Intersputnik, occurs.
September 25, 1976
A bulletin board posting for band members at a Dublin School by Larry Mullen, Jr. sparks the beginning of the formation of the band U2.
October 4, 1976
A high-speed train is opened in the United Kingdom, known as the InterCity 125.
October 18, 1976
The Fiesta car created by Ford Motor Company begins production at Ford's Valencia plant.
November 26, 1976
The creation of the Warsaw Treaty Organization joint secretariat occurs.
December 6, 1976
The Vietnam People's Army is joined by the former members of the Viet Cong upon it becoming disbanded.
December 28, 1976
The death of guitarist Freddie King takes place.