President Carter restores full diplomatic relations
with the People’s Republic of China.
Menachem Begin and Anwar el-Sadat sign peace
treaty at White House.
Second round of OPEC price increases.
Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT II agreement
Edward Hidalgo appointed U.S. Secretary of the
Navy, the first Hispanic so honored.
Israel and Egypt sign the Camp David accords,
an historic diplomatic agreement brokered by President
U.S.-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza is overthrown
The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan.
The Sioux nation is granted $17.6 million for
the Black Hills of South Dakota, which had been taken
illegally from them in 1877.
Margaret Thatcher is elected prime minister of
Great Britain; she is the first woman to hold that position.
The shah of Iran flees; Shiite Muslim leader
Ayatollah Khomeini invades and assumes power.
Iranian revolutionaries seize the U.S. embassy
in Tehran; hold and hold fifty-two Americans hostage for
444 days (November 4).