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Historical Events

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Throughout the majority of history, historical records have been kept through the use of newspapers. They have served as a primary source of information and an irreplaceable source for the vast amount of years that they help represent. We have utilized this source to feature the most notable events that have occurred throughout the years. For the year 1978, such events include the implementation of the Copyright Law of 1976, the arrest of serial killer Ted Bundy, the end of the Ethiopian-Somali War, the film Annie Hall receiving the award for Best Picture of the 50th Academy Awards, the postponing of the construction of a neutron bomb by U.S President Jimmy Carter, the restoration of the democratic government in Spain as a result of the Spanish Constitution, 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.

Historical Events
For Year 1978

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

January 1, 1978

The Copyright Law of 1976 is officially implemented, changing the copyright law dramatically.
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January 6, 1978

Hungary receives the Holy Crown of Hungary after it had been taken and kept in the United States since World War II.
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January 28, 1978

The capture and arrest of Richard Chase, known as the "Vampire of Sacramento," takes place.
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February 15, 1978

Ted Bundy the serial killer is finally found and arrested in Florida. Read More

February 16, 1978

The Los Angeles Hillside Strangler kills a tenth person, which was the last victim claimed by the Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono duo.
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March 1, 1978

The body of Charlie Chaplin is stolen from it's location in Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
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March 15, 1978

The Ethiopian-Somali War ends upon the signing of a truce between both Somalia and Ethiopia.
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March 26, 1978

New Left activists break into and jeopardize the New Tokyo International Airport in a terrorist attack.
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April 1, 1978

The domestic New Zealand National Airways Corporation joins the international airline of New Zealand to form a new airline, Air New Zealand.
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April 3, 1978

Best Picture of the 50th Academy Awards is won by Annie Hall. Read More

April 7, 1978

The construction of a neutron bomb in the United States is postponed upon the command of President Carter.
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April 10, 1978

The second automobile manufacturer after Rolls Royce to open a plant based in the United States is Volkswagen.
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April 22, 1978

National Heroes Stadium holds the One Love Peace Concert featuring Bob Marley in Jamaica.
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June 12, 1978

The "Son of Sam" serial killer, real name David Berkowitz, is said to serve a 365 years prison sentence.
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June 19, 1978

The premiere of the Garfield comic occurs, later becoming the most widely published comic strip.
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September 17, 1978

Israel and Egypt sign the Camp David Accords. Read More

October 4, 1978

Homebrewed beer is officially allowed upon the signing of a bill by President Carter. Read More

November 27, 1978

Former San Francisco City Supervisor Dan White assassinates the Mayor, George Moscone, and the current Supervisor, Harvey Milk.
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November 30, 1978

Issues of labor cause the suspension of publishing The Times for almost a year. Read More

December 4, 1978

The first woman to be Mayor of San Francisco is Dianne Feinstein as she succeeds George Moscone upon his assassination.
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December 6, 1978

Spain's democratic government is restored as a result of the Spanish Constitution. Read More

December 13, 1978

The introduction of the first Susan B. Anthony dollar occurs. Read More

December 22, 1978

The capture and arrest of serial killer John Wayne Gacy takes place, being found guilty of murdering 33 men.
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December 27, 1978

Forty years of military dictatorship is ended in Spain upon the approval of a referendum by their Constitution.
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