Throwback Thursday: A few things that happened in 1976

2 Mar 2016 by Mason LaPointe, No Comments »

40 years ago, some amazing things that happened in our modern culture took place. Here is a list that describes some of the most relevant ones.

1. Apple Computer Company (Apple) is created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak on April 1st, 1976

Old Apple Logo

Picture courtesy of Apple Computer Company

 

 

 

2. America celebrates its Bicentennial ( 200’th birthday) on the 4th of July of 1976

American Bicentennial

Picture Credits: en.wikipedia.org

 

 

3. As part of the United States Bicentennial celebration, the 2-dollar bill was reintroduced as a Federal Reserve Note by the United States Treasury Department on Thomas Jefferson’s 233rd birthday on April 13, 1976.

4.  The song that won Best Rock LP was “Hotel California by The Eagles”.

5. On July 20, 1976, the Viking 1 lander landed on Mars.

Viking 1 lands on Mars

Picture Credits: http://firststreetconfidential.com/index.history.0720.html

 

6.  Super Bowl X: The Dallas Cowboys are conquered by The Pittsburgh Steelers at the Orange Bowl located in Miami, Florida on January 18, 1976

Super Bowl X

Picture Credits: mghelmets.com

 

 

7.  On August 7, 1976, the spacecraft Viking 2 enters Mars’ orbit

8.  As one of the candidates of the 1976 Presidential Election, Jimmy Carter was nominated for U.S. President at the Democratic National Convention located in New York City

Jimmy Carter Poster

Picture Credits: http://carlanthonyonline.com/2012/09/10/jimmy-carters-green-country-branded-1976-campaign-song/

 

9.   The space shuttle Enterprise is showcased when it is rolled out of a hangar at Palmdale, California

10. The very first sea creature know as the “megamouth” shark is spotted on the island of Oahu in Hawaii

Megamouth Shark 1976

Picture Credits: mentalfloss.com

 

 

 

Those were just 10 of some of the amazing things that happened on the year of 1976. As we look back 4 decades ago, we can only just imagine how much our world has evolved in a variety of ways. Let us hope that this year will be like no other.  If you want to learn more stuff about what happened in 1976, go to  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_in_the_United_States   to find out more.

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