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  • Opera Square, Giza, Egypt
    Sunday Jan 1, 1978
    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    1st Marriage

    Opera Square, Giza, Egypt
    Sunday Jan 1, 1978

    In 1978, al-Zawahiri married his first wife, Azza Ahmed Nowari, a student at Cairo University who was studying philosophy. Their wedding, which was held at the Continental Hotel in Opera Square, was very conservative, with separate areas for both men and women, and no music, photographs, or light-hearted humour.




  • near the coast of Bombay, India
    Sunday Jan 1, 1978
    Plane Accidents

    Air India Flight 855

    near the coast of Bombay, India
    Sunday Jan 1, 1978

    Boeing 747-237B, Air India Flight 855 on January 1, 1978, crashed into the Arabian Sea just off the coast of Bombay, India, killing all 190 passengers and 23 crew on board. An investigation concluded that the captain became disoriented after the failure of one of the flight instruments in the cockpit, leading to "irrational control inputs" that caused the plane to crash.




  • 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.




  • Iran
    Friday Jan 6, 1978
    Iranian Revolution

    The article "Iran and Red and Black Colonization"

    Iran
    Friday Jan 6, 1978

    On 7 January 1978, an article ("Iran and Red and Black Colonization") appeared in the national daily Ettela'at newspaper. Written under a pseudonym by a government agent, it denounced Khomeini as a "British agent" and a "mad Indian poet" conspiring to sell out Iran to neo-colonialists and communists. Upon the publishing of the article, religious seminary students in the city of Qom, angered over the insult to Khomeini, clashed with police. According to the government, two were killed in the clash; according to the opposition, seventy were killed and over five hundred were injured. However, the casualty figures are different in different sources.




  • 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.




  • Nicaragua
    Tuesday Jan 10, 1978
    Nicaraguan Revolution

    Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal was Murdered

    Nicaragua
    Tuesday Jan 10, 1978

    On 10 January 1978, the editor of the Managua newspaper La Prensa, and founder of the Union for Democratic Liberation (UDEL), Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal was murdered by suspected elements of the Somoza regime, and riots broke out in the capital city, Managua, targeting the Somoza regime.




  • 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".


  • Nicaragua
    Monday Jan 23, 1978
    Nicaraguan Revolution

    A General Strike Called For The End of The Somoza Regime

    Nicaragua
    Monday Jan 23, 1978

    Following the riots, a general strike on 23–24 January called for the end of the Somoza regime and was, according to the U.S. State Department staff at the U.S. Embassy, successful at shutting down around 80% of businesses in not only Managua but also the provincial capitals of León, Granada, Chinandega, and Matagalpa.


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