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  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jan 2, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Bundy traveled by train to Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jan 2, 1978

    From Chicago, Bundy traveled by train to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was present in a local tavern on January 2.




  • Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 8, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Bundy arrived in Tallahassee

    Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 8, 1978

    Five days later, he stole a car and drove to Atlanta, where he boarded a bus and arrived in Tallahassee, Florida, on the morning of January 8. He rented a room under the alias Chris Hagen at the Holiday Inn near the Florida State University (FSU) campus.




  • Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Bundy entered FSU's Chi Omega sorority house

    Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978

    In the early hours of January 15, 1978—one week after his arrival in Tallahassee—Bundy entered FSU's Chi Omega sorority house through a rear door with a faulty locking mechanism.




  • Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978
    02 AM

    Ted Bundy

    Margaret Bowman

    Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978
    02 AM

    Beginning at about 2:45 a.m. Bundy bludgeoned Margaret Bowman, 21, with a piece of oak firewood as she slept, then garroted her with a nylon stocking.




  • Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Lisa Levy

    Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978

    Ted then entered the bedroom of 20-year-old Lisa Levy and beat her unconscious, strangled her, tore one of her nipples, bit deeply into her left buttock, and sexually assaulted her with a hair mist bottle.




  • Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Kathy Kleiner and Karen Chandler

    Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978

    In an adjoining bedroom Ted attacked Kathy Kleiner, breaking her jaw and deeply lacerating her shoulder; and Karen Chandler, who suffered a concussion, broken jaw, loss of teeth, and a crushed finger. Chandler and Kleiner survived the attack; Kleiner later attributed their survival to automobile headlights illuminating the interior of their room and frightening away the attacker.




  • Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Cheryl Thomas

    Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1978

    Tallahassee detectives later determined that the four attacks took place in a total of fewer than 15 minutes, within earshot of more than 30 witnesses who heard nothing. After leaving the sorority house, Bundy broke into a basement apartment eight blocks away and attacked FSU student Cheryl Thomas, dislocating her shoulder and fracturing her jaw and skull in five places. She was left with permanent deafness and equilibrium damage that ended her dance career. On Thomas' bed, police found a semen stain and a pantyhose "mask" containing two hairs "similar to Bundy's in class and characteristic".


  • Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 8, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Leslie Parmenter

    Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 8, 1978

    On February 8, Bundy drove 150 miles (240 km) east to Jacksonville, in a stolen FSU van. In a parking lot, he approached 14-year-old Leslie Parmenter, the daughter of Jacksonville Police Department's Chief of Detectives, identifying himself as "Richard Burton, Fire Department", but retreated when Parmenter's older brother arrived and challenged him.


  • Lake City, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 8, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Kimberly Dianne Leach

    Lake City, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 8, 1978

    That afternoon, he backtracked 60 miles (97 km) westward to Lake City. At Lake City Junior High School the following morning, 12-year-old Kimberly Dianne Leach was summoned to her homeroom by a teacher to retrieve a forgotten purse; she never returned to class. Seven weeks later, after an intensive search, her partially mummified remains were found in a pig farrowing shed near Suwannee River State Park, 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Lake City.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 9, 1978

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Father's death

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 9, 1978

    His father's sudden death on February 9, 1878, devastated Roosevelt, but he eventually recovered and doubled his activities. Roosevelt gave up his earlier plan of studying natural science and instead decided to attend Columbia Law School, moving back into his family's home in New York City.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 12, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Bundy driving westward across the Florida Panhandle

    Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 12, 1978

    On February 12, with insufficient cash to pay his overdue rent and a growing suspicion that police were closing in on him, Bundy stole a car and fled Tallahassee, driving westward across the Florida Panhandle.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 15, 1978
    01 AM

    Ted Bundy

    Ted was stopped by Pensacola police officer David Lee

    Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 15, 1978
    01 AM

    Three days later, at around 1:00 am, Ted was stopped by Pensacola police officer David Lee near the Alabama state line after a "wants and warrants" check showed his Volkswagen Beetle was stolen. When told he was under arrest, Bundy kicked Lee's legs out from under him and took off running. Lee fired a warning shot followed by a second round, gave chase, and tackled him. The two struggled over Lee's gun before the officer finally subdued and arrested Bundy.


  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Monday Jun 19, 1978

    Juneteenth

    Milwaukee celebration was described as drawing over 100,000 attendees

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Monday Jun 19, 1978

    The 1978 Milwaukee celebration was described as drawing over 100,000 attendees.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 1978

    Russell Bufalino

    The Extortion Attempt

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 1978

    On August 8, 1978, Bufalino was convicted and sentenced to four years imprisonment for his part in the extortion attempt. He served almost three years.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1978

    Kobe Bryant

    Birth and Early Life

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1978

    Bryant was born in Philadelphia, the youngest of three children and only son of former NBA player Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant. He was also the maternal nephew of basketball player John "Chubby" Cox. His parents named him after the famous beef of Kobe, Japan, which they saw on a restaurant menu. His middle name, Bean, was derived from his father's nickname "Jellybean". Bryant's family was Catholic and he had always practiced his faith.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 17, 1978

    Jimmy Carter

    Camp David Accords

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 17, 1978

    The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David.


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