1979 Historical Events

San Francisco, 1979
President Jimmy Carter attends a San Francisco Opera House benefit for the family of slain San Francisco Mayor George Moscone.

California, 1979
In Los Angeles, Clayton Moore, star of the fifties television show "The Lone Ranger," defies a court order prohibiting him from wearing the famous Lone Ranger mask. The ban on the mask came after a legal dispute between Moore and a film company that had purchased the rights to the famous trademark.

United States, 1979
In an effort to revitalize the nation's educational system, President Carter creates a Department of Education.


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