Camp David, Devolution, and a Polish Pope
In 1978 Jimmy Carter negotiated peace between Egypt and Israel - The Camp David Agreement was signed in the following year. President Sadat of Egypt and Prime Minister Begin of Israel were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
There was no peace for Northern Ireland that year - the bombing campaigned increased.
Callaghan's constitutional conundrum was devolution. His party was split and although a Bill was introduced it never went through the Commons.
KAROL WOJTYLA, POPE JOHN PAUL II (b 1920)
Pope John Paul II
- Born near Krakow, Poland
- Became a priest in 1942
- Professor of Moral Philosophy in Krakov and Archbishop of Metropolitan Krakov in 1964
- Made a cardinal in 1967
- Numerous works include Freedom Of Renewal (1972), plays and poetry
- Elected Pope in 1978
- The first non-Italian Pope since the 16th Century
- Took the name John Paul II, his predecessor John Paul I died within 33 days of becoming Pope
- His public support of the Solidarity movement in his native Poland added to its international legitimacy
In July 1978 Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby was born in Oldham District General Hospital.
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|1973 ||Britain joins the EEC|
VAT is introduced
|1974 ||Harold Wilson becomes Prime Minister (Labour)|
|1975 ||The Sex Discrimination Act is passed|
|1976 ||Callaghan becomes Prime Minister (Labour)|
Race Relations Act is passed
Concorde makes its first passenger flight
|1977 ||Jimmy Carter becomes President of the USA|
|1978 ||Karol Wojtyla becomes Pope John Paul II|
|1979 ||Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister (Conservative)|
|1980 ||Southern Rhodesia becomes independent and changes its name to Zimbabwe|
|1981 ||Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer|
|1982 ||Britain defeats Argentina in the Falklands War|
|1983 ||Margaret Thatcher wins the General Election (Conservative)|
|Seventies Sports Stars|