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  • Havana, Cuba
    Monday Sep 10, 1979

    Fidel Castro

    NAM president

    Havana, Cuba
    Monday Sep 10, 1979

    In 1979, the Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was held in Havana, where Castro was selected as NAM president, a position he held until 1982.




  • South Africa
    Saturday Sep 22, 1979

    Nuclear Power

    First nuclear weapon test in South Africa

    South Africa
    Saturday Sep 22, 1979

    South Africa reached an understanding with the United States after signing a 50-year collaboration under the U.S.-sanctioned programme, Atoms for Peace. The treaty concluded the South African acquisition of a single nuclear research reactor and an accompanying supply of highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel, located in Pelindaba. South Africa was able to mine uranium ore domestically and used aerodynamic nozzle enrichment techniques to produce weapons-grade material.




  • Giza, Egypt
    Friday Sep 28, 1979

    Frank Sinatra

    Sinatra's Performance in Egypt

    Giza, Egypt
    Friday Sep 28, 1979

    He performed in front of the Egyptian pyramids for Anwar Sadat, which raised more than $500,000 for Sadat's wife's charities.




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