•    The United States celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
•    Jimmy Carter defeats incumbent Gerald Ford, and becomes the first candidate from the Deep South to become president since the Civil War.
•    Israeli Commandos raided an airport in Uganda to free 103 hostages.
•    The Supreme Court says that the death penalty is neither cruel nor unusual and is a constitutionally acceptable form of punishment.
•    The Viking 1 landed on Mars successfully. (NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1.)
•    The $2.00 bill Issued
•    Jimmy Carter is Time Magazine’s Man of the Year.
•    A car bomb fatally injures Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles.


•    MOVIES: “Rocky” while “Carrie” & “The Omen”
•    TV:  “Happy Days,” “M*A*S*H,” & “One Day At A Time”
•    The Seattle Seahawks play their first football game. 
•    The first commercial Concorde flight takes off.
•    Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive is huge
•    IBM introduces the first Laser printer.
•    “Apple” becomes a company.

•    On the album Fly Like An Eagle
•    The album is ranked number 445 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
•    Miller credits the guitar intro to this song as a tribute to the classic song “All Right Now” by Free.
•    The cities mentioned in the song include Phoenix, Arizona; Tacoma, Washington; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; and Los Angeles, California.
•    The Steve Miller Band with “Rock`n Me” your #1 @ 1 from November 1976.

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