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On 25 September, 4200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon. It was won by Dan Cloeter in 2:17:52 and Dorothy Doolittle in 2:50:47.
What else happened in 1977?
On January 18, scientists announce that they have identified the unknown bacterium that is the cause of Legionnaires’ disease.
Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the 39th President of the United States on 20 January and the next day he pardons Vietnam War draft evaders.
On August 9, Hulk Hogan debuts as The Super Destroyer for Championship Wrestling from Florida.
Elvis Presley des in his home in Graceland at age 42 on August 16.
On October 26, the last natural smallpox case is discovered in Merca district, Somalia.
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