Look what happened the 1980.

Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden. (1. January 1980)

U.S. President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation. (7. January 1980)

Mother Teresa is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna (25. January 1980)

Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations. (26. January 1980)

Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper. (27. January 1980)

USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers. (28. January 1980)

Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation. (2. February 1980)

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran. (4. February 1980)

Mount Everest, 1st Winter Ascent by Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy. (17. February 1980)

Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4–3. (22. February 1980)

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages. (23. February 1980)

The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal. (24. February 1980)

The government of Suriname is overthrown by a military coup which is initiated by the bombing of the police station from an army ship off the coast of the nation's capital, Paramaribo (25. February 1980)

Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations. (26. February 1980)

Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum. (28. February 1980)

Gordie Howe of the then Hartford Whalers makes NHL history as he scores his 800th goal. (29. February 1980)

The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register. (3. March 1980)

Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister. (4. March 1980)

Madeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower (10. March 1980)

Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing. (10. March 1980)

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