Twin earthquakes rattled the Islamic Republic on Saturday. Iran state TV is reporting at least 180 dead and 1,300 people injured...
News for January 17, 1980. U.S. Journalists in Afghanistan and Iran were handed their walking papers and told to get on the first plane out of the country. Yugoslavia's Tito in failing health, nerves over possible Russian invasion. USSR calling up reserves as fierce resistance flares up in Kabul. Terrorist bombs go off in London. Day 75 of the U.S. Hostage Drama. UK's Thatcher recommends moving Olympics from Moscow to somewhere else. Shell Oil hikes gas prices $.05 for the second time in two weeks. Interferon is discovered and renewed calls for Legalization of Marijuana.
News of the day for January 12, 1980 - Hostage Drama in Tehran enters Week 11. UN vote on Sanctions against Iran is postponed, due to hint Iran may soften demands on US. Crackdown on opposition in Iran with mass execution of supporters of Ayatollah Shariatmadari in Tabriz. Canada hints at willingness to offer Montreal Olympic site as alternative to Moscow. Rhodesia readies for first legitimate Majority Rule elections. Relations between Rhodesia and Mozambique improve. Illinois legislature approves financial bailout for bankrupt Chicago schools and Ted Kennedy is reported to be running 25 points behind Carter in upcoming Iowa Caucuses.
News of the day, this day in history for January 9, 1980 - Riots in Iran. Fighting in Afghanistan. Hostage drama in Corsica. Grain futures Market pandemonium based on trade embargo with Soviet Union. Justice William O. Douglas in Intensive Care. Saudi Arabia beheads 63 convicted terrorists over the November Mosque seizure in Mecca. U.S. sells arms to China.