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  • Iran
    Sunday Feb 3, 1980
    Ruhollah Khomeini

    First president of Iran

    Iran
    Sunday Feb 3, 1980

    On 4 February 1980, Abolhassan Banisadr was elected as the first president of Iran.




  • Brazil
    Sunday Feb 10, 1980
    Lula da Silva

    Workers' Party

    Brazil
    Sunday Feb 10, 1980

    On 10 February 1980, a group of academics, intellectuals, and union leaders, including Lula, founded the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) or Workers' Party, a left-wing party with progressive ideas created in the midst of Brazil's military government.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 1980
    Ted Bundy

    Bundy was sentenced for a third time to death by electrocution

    U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 1980

    On February 10, 1980, Bundy was sentenced for a third time to death by electrocution. As the sentence was announced, he reportedly stood and shouted, "Tell the jury they were wrong!" This third death sentence would be the one ultimately carried out nearly nine years later.




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