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  • South Korea
    Wednesday Mar 9, 1977

    Jimmy Carter

    South Korea

    South Korea
    Wednesday Mar 9, 1977

    During a March 9, 1977 news conference, Carter reaffirmed his interest in having a gradual withdrawal of American troops from South Korea and stated he wanted South Korea to eventually have "adequate ground forces owned by and controlled by the South Korean Government to protect themselves against any intrusion from North Korea".




  • India
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1977

    Indira Gandhi

    1977 Indian General Election

    India
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1977

    In 1977, after extending the state of emergency twice, Indira Gandhi called elections to give the electorate a chance to vindicate her rule. Gandhi may have grossly misjudged her popularity by reading what the heavily censored press wrote about her. Gandhi's Congress party was crushed soundly in the elections. The public realized the statement and motto of the Janata Party alliance. Indira and Sanjay Gandhi both lost their seats, and Congress was cut down to 153 seats (compared with 350 in the previous Lok Sabha), 92 of which were in the South.




  • Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain
    Sunday Mar 27, 1977

    Plane Accidents

    Tenerife disaster

    Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain
    Sunday Mar 27, 1977

    The Tenerife airport disaster, which occurred on March 27, 1977, remains the accident with the highest number of airliner passenger fatalities. 583 people died when a KLM Boeing 747 attempted to take off without flight clearance and collided with a taxiing Pan Am 747 at Los Rodeos Airport on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain. There were no survivors from the KLM aircraft and only 61 of the 396 passengers and crew on the Pan Am aircraft survived. Pilot error was the primary cause, as the KLM captain began his takeoff run without obtaining air traffic control clearance




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