The Gotthard Road Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world’s longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.32 km) stretching from Göschenen to Airolo.
Iran adopts a new “holy” flag after the Islamic Revolution.
The World Health Organization confirms the eradication of smallpox.
Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
The Rubik’s Cube makes its international debut at the Ideal Toy Corp. in Earl’s Court, London.
Iraq invades Iran.
Institution of sharia law in Iran.
The Iranian Embassy siege begins in London.
A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200
Israel’s Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law.