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  • Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 1977

    Apple Inc.

    Apple Computer, Inc.

    Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 1977

    Apple Computer, Inc. was incorporated on January 3, 1977.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1977

    Jimmy Carter

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1977

    The presidency of Jimmy Carter began at noon EST on January 20, 1977, when Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as the 39th President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 1981. Carter, a Democrat, took office after defeating incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential election.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 16, 1977

    Apple Inc.

    Apple II

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 16, 1977

    The Apple II, also invented by Wozniak, was introduced on April 16, 1977, at the first West Coast Computer Faire.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    Sherry Dyson

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    Chris Gardner married Sherry Dyson.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    Christopher Paul Gardner

    Marriage

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    On June 18, 1977, Chris Gardner married, a Virginia native and an educational expert in mathematics. With his knowledge, experience, and contacts within the medical field, it appeared Gardner had his medical career plans laid out before him. However, with ten years of medical training ahead of him and with changes in health care just on the horizon, he realized that the medical profession would be vastly different by the time he could practice medicine. Gardner was advised to consider more lucrative career options; a few days before his 26th birthday, he informed his wife, Sherry, of his plans to abandon his dreams of becoming a physician.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 10, 1977

    Robin Williams

    First film role

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 10, 1977

    The first film role credited to Robin Williams is a small part in the 1977 low-budget comedy Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses?.




  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Aug 19, 1977

    Rosa Parks

    Her Husband's Death

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Aug 19, 1977

    Her husband died of throat cancer on August 19, 1977, and her brother, her only sibling, died of cancer that November. Her personal ordeals caused her to become removed from the civil rights movement.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1977

    Invasion of Panama

    Torrijos–Carter Treaties

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1977

    On September 7, 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the de facto leader of Panama, General Omar Torrijos, signed Torrijos–Carter Treaties, which set in motion the process of handing over the Panama Canal to Panamanian control by 2000. Although the canal was destined for Panamanian administration, the military bases remained and one condition of the transfer was that the canal would remain open for American shipping. The U.S. had long-standing relations with General Noriega, who served as a U.S. intelligence asset and paid informant of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1967, including the period when Bush was head of the CIA (1976–77).


  • East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 1, 1977

    Pelé

    Pele's Retirement

    East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 1, 1977

    On 1 October 1977, Pelé closed out his career in an exhibition match between the Cosmos and Santos.


  • Midland, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 5, 1977

    George W. Bush

    Marriage

    Midland, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 5, 1977

    In 1977, friends introduced him to Laura Welch, a schoolteacher and librarian. After a three-month courtship, she accepted his marriage proposal and they wed on November 5 of that year.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Steven Spielberg

    Steven's Second Blockbuster

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Spielberg and actor Richard Dreyfuss re-convened to work on a film about UFOs, which became Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).One of the rare films both written and directed by Spielberg, Close Encounters was a critical and box office hit, giving Spielberg his first Best Director nomination from the Academy as well as earning six other Academy Awards nominations. It won Oscars in two categories (Cinematography, Vilmos Zsigmond, and a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing, Frank E. Warner).This second blockbuster helped to secure Spielberg's rise.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 22, 1977

    Internet

    Three network demonstration was conducted

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 22, 1977

    With the role of the network reduced to a core of functionality, it became possible to exchange traffic with other network independently from their detailed characteristics, thereby solving Kahn's initial problem. DARPA agreed to fund development of prototype software, and after several years of work, the first demonstration of a gateway between the Packet Radio network in the SF Bay area and the ARPANET was conducted by the Stanford Research Institute. On November 22, 1977 a three network demonstration was conducted including the ARPANET, the SRI's Packet Radio Van on the Packet Radio Network and the Atlantic Packet Satellite network.


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