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  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 26, 1976

    Jimmy Carter

    First choice of only four percent of Democratic voters

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 26, 1976

    When Carter entered the Democratic Party presidential primaries, he was considered to have little chance against nationally better-known politicians; his name recognition was two percent. As late as January 26, 1976, Carter was the first choice of only four percent of Democratic voters.




  • England
    Monday Feb 9, 1976

    Prince Charles

    Charles Took Command of The Coastal Minehunter HMS Bronington

    England
    Monday Feb 9, 1976

    On 9 February 1976, Charles took command of the coastal minehunter HMS Bronington for his last ten months of active service in the navy.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 11, 1976

    Audrey Hepburn

    Robin and Marian

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 11, 1976

    After 1967, Hepburn chose to devote more time to her family and acted only occasionally in the following decades. She attempted a comeback playing Maid Marian in the period piece Robin and Marian (1976) with Sean Connery co-starring as Robin Hood, which was moderately successful.




  • Dungannon, Northern Ireland
    Wednesday Mar 17, 1976

    St. Patrick's Day

    loyalists's detonated car bomb

    Dungannon, Northern Ireland
    Wednesday Mar 17, 1976

    In Northern Ireland, the celebration of St Patrick's Day was affected by sectarian divisions. A majority of the population were Protestant Ulster unionists who saw themselves as British, while a substantial minority were Catholic Irish nationalists who saw themselves as Irish. Although it was a public holiday, Northern Ireland's unionist government did not officially observe St Patrick's Day. During the conflict known as the Troubles (the late 1960s–late 1990s), public St Patrick's Day celebrations were rare and tended to be associated with the Catholic community. In 1976, loyalists detonated a car bomb outside a pub crowded with Catholics celebrating St Patrick's Day in Dungannon; four civilians were killed and many injured. However, some Protestant unionists attempted to 're-claim' the festival, and in 1985 the Orange Order held its own St Patrick's Day parade. Since the end of the conflict in 1998, there have been cross-community St Patrick's Day parades in towns throughout Northern Ireland, which have attracted thousands of spectators.




  • Seoul, South Korea
    Wednesday Mar 17, 1976

    St. Patrick's Day

    Irish Association of Korea's Saint Patrick's Day

    Seoul, South Korea
    Wednesday Mar 17, 1976

    The Irish Association of Korea has celebrated Saint Patrick's Day since 1976 in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. The place of the parade and festival has been moved from Itaewon and Daehangno to Cheonggyecheon.




  • Oman
    Monday Mar 22, 1976

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Marriage

    Oman
    Monday Mar 22, 1976

    On 22 March 1976, Qaboos bin Said married his first cousin, Kamila née Sayyida Nawwal bint Tariq Al Said (born 1951), daughter of Sayyid Tariq bin Taimur Al Said and his second wife, Sayyida Shawana bint Nasir Al Said. The marriage ended in divorce in 1979. She remarried in 2005. The marriage produced no heirs, and Qaboos bin Said wrote secret documents naming the successor to his realm.




  • Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Thursday Apr 1, 1976

    Apple Inc.

    Foundation

    Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Thursday Apr 1, 1976

    Apple Computer Company was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.


  • Sycamore Park, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 19, 1976

    Juneteenth

    30,000 people attended festivities at Sycamore Park

    Sycamore Park, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 19, 1976

    Around 30,000 people attended festivities at Sycamore Park in Fort Worth the following year.


  • Uganda
    Sunday Jun 27, 1976

    Shimon Peres

    248 Paris-bound travelers

    Uganda
    Sunday Jun 27, 1976

    On 27 June 1976, Peres, as Minister of Defense, along with Rabin, had to deal with a coordinated act of terrorism when 248 Paris-bound travelers on an Air France plane were taken hostage by pro-Palestinian hijackers and flown to Uganda, Africa, 2,000 miles away.


  • Uganda
    Sunday Jul 4, 1976

    Shimon Peres

    Entebbe rescue operation

    Uganda
    Sunday Jul 4, 1976

    Peres and Rabin were responsible for approving what became known as the Entebbe rescue operation, which took place on 4 July 1976.


  • New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 4, 1976

    Statue of Liberty

    New Lighting System

    New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 4, 1976

    A powerful new lighting system was installed in advance of the American Bicentennial in 1976. The statue was the focal point for Operation Sail, a regatta of tall ships from all over the world that entered New York Harbor on July 4, 1976, and sailed around Liberty Island. The day concluded with a spectacular display of fireworks near the statue.


  • Sunnylands, in Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 11, 1976

    Frank Sinatra

    4th Marriage

    Sunnylands, in Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 11, 1976

    Sinatra was married to Barbara Marx from 1976 until his death. The couple married on July 11, 1976, at Sunnylands, in Rancho Mirage, California, the estate of media magnate Walter Annenberg.


  • Beijing, China
    Thursday Sep 9, 1976

    Mao Zedong

    Death

    Beijing, China
    Thursday Sep 9, 1976

    Mao suffered two major heart attacks in 1976, one in March and another in July, before a third struck on September 5, rendering him an invalid. Mao Zedong died nearly four days later just after midnight, at 00:10, on September 9, 1976, at age 82. The Communist Party of China delayed the announcement of his death until 16:00 later that day, when a radio message broadcast across the nation announced the news of Mao's passing while appealing for party unity.


  • Bezirk Dresden, East Germany (now Saxony, Germany)
    Sunday Sep 26, 1976

    Michael Ballack

    Born

    Bezirk Dresden, East Germany (now Saxony, Germany)
    Sunday Sep 26, 1976

    He was born in Görlitz, a town in Bezirk Dresden, East Germany (now Saxony, Germany), which straddles the Polish border.


  • Rome, Italy
    Monday Sep 27, 1976

    Francesco Totti

    Birth

    Rome, Italy
    Monday Sep 27, 1976

    Totti was born in Rome to parents Lorenzo and Fiorella Totti.


  • La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 20, 1976

    Diego Maradona

    ِDebut for Argentinos Juniors

    La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 20, 1976

    On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 2, 1976

    Jimmy Carter

    1976 United States presidential election

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 2, 1976

    The 1976 United States presidential election was the 48th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. Democrat Jimmy Carter of Georgia defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford from Michigan. Carter's win represented the lone Democratic victory in a presidential election held between 1968 and 1988.


  • La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Nov 14, 1976

    Diego Maradona

    First Goal

    La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Nov 14, 1976

    Maradona scored his first goal in the Primera División against Marplatense team San Lorenzo on 14 November 1976, two weeks after turning 16.


  • New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Nov 26, 1976

    Bill Gates

    Microsoft was registered

    New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Nov 26, 1976

    On November 26, 1976, the trade name "Microsoft" was registered with the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Mexico.


  • New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Nov 26, 1976

    Bill Gates

    Microsoft was registered

    New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Nov 26, 1976

    On November 26, 1976, the trade name "Microsoft" was registered with the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Mexico.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Thursday Dec 2, 1976

    Raúl Castro

    The First Vice President of Cuba

    Havana, Cuba
    Thursday Dec 2, 1976

    He served as First Vice President of the Cuban Council of State of the National Assembly of People's Power and Council of Ministers when these were established in 1976.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Thursday Dec 2, 1976

    Fidel Castro

    President of Cuba

    Havana, Cuba
    Thursday Dec 2, 1976

    Cuba's government underwent a restructuring along Soviet lines, claiming that this would further democratize and decentralize power away from Castro. Officially announcing Cuba's identity as a socialist state, the First National Congress of the Cuban Communist Party was held, and a new constitution adopted that abolished the position of President and Prime Minister. Castro remained the dominant figure in governance, taking the presidency of the newly created Council of State and Council of Ministers, making him both head of state and head of government.


  • Jamaica
    Friday Dec 3, 1976

    Bob Marley

    A Free Concert Organised by The Jamaican Prime Minister

    Jamaica
    Friday Dec 3, 1976

    On 3 December 1976, two days before "Smile Jamaica", a free concert organised by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political groups, Marley, his wife, and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen inside Marley's home. Taylor and Marley's wife sustained serious injuries but later made full recoveries. Bob Marley received minor wounds in the chest and arm.


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