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A demonstration of the Commodore PET, the first computer containing keyboard, screen, and tape storage, is given at Chicago's Consumer Electronics Show.
January 3, 1977
The incorporation of the Apple Computer occurs.
January 19, 1977
The pardoning of the Tokyo Rose by the President of the United States Gerald Ford occurs.
February 4, 1977
The debut of the album by Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, that goes on to win a Grammy Award occurs.
March 8, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II of Australia forms the Australian Parliament.
March 10, 1977
The discovery of the rings of Uranus occurs.
April 8, 1977
The first album of the punk band The Clash debuts in the United Kingdom.
April 11, 1977
The Silver Jubilee busses begin transportation in London.
May 25, 1977
Star Wars the movie makes its debut in theaters, later becoming the highest grossing film of this era.
June 26, 1977
The last concert performed by Elvis Presley is made at Indianapolis' Market Square Arena.
June 30, 1977
The United States B-1 Bomber program is cancelled by President Jimmy Carter for a time, until it is reinstated during the Reagan Administration.
July 13, 1977
The Ethio-Somali War begins upon the declaration of war on Ethiopia made by Somalia.
July 24, 1977
The last concert performed by the band Led Zeppelin in American takes place at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
August 4, 1977
The United States Department of Energy is formed upon the signing of a legislation by President Carter.
September 3, 1977
The first all-in-one computer, the Commodore PET, is sold for the first time after being demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier in the year.
September 7, 1977
The United States and Panama sign treaties implementing an agreement to transfer control of the Panama Canal back to Panama.
September 21, 1977
The singing of a Nuclear-non proliferation pact takes place, having been signed by 15 countries.
October 20, 1977
A plane crash leaves three band members of Lynard Skynard dead near Mississippi.
October 21, 1977
The formation of the European Patent Institute occurs.
November 1, 1977
Charlie Kowal makes the discovery of the first known Solar System asteroids referred to as 2060 Chiron.
November 8, 1977
Harvey Milk becomes the first elected official to be openly gay, holding the position of City Supervisor in San Francisco, California.
November 30, 1977
A formation of a specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, occurs.
December 20, 1977
The United Nations gain Djibouti and Vietnam as members.