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  Timeline: 1976  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1976 Milan-San Remo Eddy Merckx (Bel) 288 km
April 4, 1976 Tour of Flanders Walter Planckaert (Bel) 261 km
April 11, 1976 Paris-Roubaix Marc Demeyer (Bel) 270 km
April 18, 1976 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Joseph Bruyere (Bel) 246 km
April 27-May 16, 1976 Vuelta a Espana Jose Pesarrodona (Spa) 19 Stages, 3,442 km
May 21-June 9, 1976 Giro d'Italia Felice Gimondi (Ita) 22 Stages, 4,161 km
June 26-July 20, 1976 Tour de France Lucien Van Impe (Bel) 22 Stages, 4,023 km
September 5, 1976 World Championships Freddy Maertens (Bel) Ostuni, Italy 288 km

October 9, 1976

Giro di Lombardia Roger de Vlaeminck (Bel) Milan-Como, 253 km

•  Bicentennial Celebration - on the 4th of July, the United States of America commemorated the 200th anniversary of its independence.

•  Entebbe Airport, Uganda - Israeli commandos attack pro-Palestinian Air France flight hijackers and free 103 hostages. One Israeli and several Ugandan soldiers were killed in the rescue mission.

•  Legionnaires Disease - August , a pneumonia like decease strikes an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. The outbreak killed 29 legionaries.

•  North Korea - 2 US soldiers were killed in the de-militarized (DMZ) while chopping down a tree which obstructed their view.

•  Montreal Olympic Games - 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci recorded the first perfect score of 10 in winning 3 Olympic Gold Medals.

Notable Deaths -
Mao Zedong (Tse-tung), 1983-1976
, was the long time leader of the Chinese Communist Party.

Hercule Poirot, Author Agatha Christie killed off the world's favorite fictional detective in the mystery novel “Curtains.”



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