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What happened in the year Caller ID began (1976)

1976: A gallon of gas costs $0.59. Polyester, platform shoes, and velvet blazers reign king. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak form Apple Computer Company. The Viking 1 lands safely on Mars. Jimmy Carter (D) wins the US Presidential election. And Caller ID was created.

That last one gave you goosebumps, didn’t it? I know the feeling. But let’s all contain our excitement for a moment and check out some other incredibly noteworthy accomplishments from the year of the corduroy suit.

Top Songs:

1976 TopSongs

Silly Love Songs performed by WingsDon’t Go Breaking my Heart performed by Elton John & Kiki DeeDisco Lady performed by Johnnie TaylorDecember, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) performed by Four SeasonsPlay That Funky Music performed by Wild Cherry

Author Lisa Bowers

Lisa Bowers is a public relations professional who writes about mobile protection and awareness from the tech hub of Seattle. A Chicago native, she studied Business Computer Systems. Now in the PacNW, she loves seeing mountains and water every day and tries to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.


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