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1979
January.
The Shah of Iran, Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, was deposed in an Islamic revolution. The Ayatollah Khomeini came out of exile in France and became the new leader of Iran.
March.
Voyager 1, which was launched in September 1977, passed Jupiter and discovered that the planet Jupiter has a ring. Then moved onto Saturn.
May 3rd
Margaret Thatcher became the first woman Prime Minister of Great Britain.
June 15th - 17th
The SALT II treaty was signed by President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in Vienna, Austria. The first and only time these two leaders met.
July 15th
President Carter delivered his "malaise" address to the nation, and blamed US economic and social problems on a crisis of confidence.
September.
NASA's Pioneer 11, which was launched in April 1973, reached the planet Saturn, before leaving the Solar System.
November 4th
63 Americans were taken hostage in the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran and were held in captivity for 444 days.
December 25th
The Soviet Union troops invaded Afghanistan on Christmas Day.
 
Vietnam invaded Thailand and Cambodia.
 
Civil war broke out in Nicaragua, and the Sandinistas gained power.
 
Civil war erupted in El Salvador.
 
President Amin of Uganda was deposed and expelled from the country.
 
The first direct elections to the European Parliament occurred.
 

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