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  • Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Jul 1, 1979

    Sony Corporation

    The Walkman Brand

    Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Jul 1, 1979

    In 1979, the Walkman brand was introduced, in the form of the world's first portable music player using the compact cassette format.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Jul 1, 1979

    Akio Morita

    Releasing The Walkman

    Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Jul 1, 1979

    In 1979, the Walkman was introduced, making it one of the world's first portable music players.




  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Tuesday Jul 17, 1979

    Iran–Iraq War

    Saddam's Speech

    Baghdad, Iraq
    Tuesday Jul 17, 1979

    Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called on Iraqis to overthrow the Ba'ath government, which was received with considerable anger in Baghdad. On 17 July 1979, despite Khomeini's call, Saddam gave a speech praising the Iranian Revolution and called for an Iraqi-Iranian friendship based on non-interference in each other's internal affairs. When Khomeini rejected Saddam's overture by calling for Islamic revolution in Iraq, Saddam was alarmed.




  • Managua, Nicaragu
    Tuesday Jul 17, 1979

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    President Somoza Resigned

    Managua, Nicaragu
    Tuesday Jul 17, 1979

    on 17 July President Somoza resigned and the FSLN entered Managua, giving full control of the government to the revolutionary movements.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 27, 1979

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    Short live retirement

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 27, 1979

    Following this win, on July 27, 1979, Ali announced his retirement from boxing. His retirement was short-lived, however; Ali announced his comeback to face Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship an unprecedented fourth time. The fight was largely motivated by Ali's need for money.




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