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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.




  • Aspen, Colorado, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 7, 1977

    Ted Bundy

    Bundy was transported Pitkin County Courthouse

    Aspen, Colorado, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 7, 1977

    On June 7, 1977, Bundy was transported 40 miles (64 km) from the Garfield County jail in Glenwood Springs to Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen for a preliminary hearing. He had elected to serve as his own attorney, and as such, was excused by the judge from wearing handcuffs or leg shackles. During a recess, he asked to visit the courthouse's law library to research his case. While shielded from his guards' view behind a bookcase, he opened a window and jumped to the ground from the second story, injuring his right ankle as he landed. After shedding an outer layer of clothing, he walked through Aspen as roadblocks were being set up on its outskirts, then hiked southward onto Aspen Mountain. Near its summit he broke into a hunting cabin and stole food, clothing, and a rifle. The following day he left the cabin and continued south toward the town of Crested Butte, but became lost in the forest. For two days he wandered aimlessly on the mountain, missing two trails that led downward to his intended destination.




  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Jun 17, 1977

    Joe Biden

    Biden and Jill Tracy Jacobs were married

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Jun 17, 1977

    Biden and Jill Tracy Jacobs were married at the United Nations Chapel in New York on June 17, 1977.




  • 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.


  • Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
    Friday Dec 23, 1977

    Ted Bundy

    Aspen trial judge granted the request, but in other place

    Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
    Friday Dec 23, 1977

    On December 23, the Aspen trial judge granted the request—but to Colorado Springs, where juries had historically been hostile to murder suspects.


  • Colorado, U.S.
    Friday Dec 30, 1977

    Ted Bundy

    Christmas escape

    Colorado, U.S.
    Friday Dec 30, 1977

    On the night of December 30, with most of the jail staff on Christmas break and nonviolent prisoners on furlough with their families, Bundy piled books and files in his bed, covered them with a blanket to simulate his sleeping body, and climbed into the crawl space. He broke through the ceiling into the apartment of the chief jailer—who was out for the evening with his wife—changed into street clothes from the jailer's closet, and walked out the front door to freedom.


  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Dec 31, 1977

    Ted Bundy

    Bundy was already in Chicago

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Dec 31, 1977

    After stealing a car, Bundy drove eastward out of Glenwood Springs, but the car soon broke down in the mountains on Interstate 70. A passing motorist gave him a ride into Vail, 60 miles (97 km) to the east. From there he caught a bus to Denver, where he boarded a morning flight to Chicago. In Glenwood Springs, the jail's skeleton crew did not discover the escape until noon on December 31, more than 17 hours later. By then, Bundy was already in Chicago.


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