- U.S. president Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Moscow that summer, in protest of the Soviet Union's refusal to remove its troops from Afghanistan.
- The crime boss of the South Philadelphia mafia, Angelo Bruno, is shot in the back of the head with a shotgun and killed by an unknown assailant while sitting in his car in front of his home. The killing sets off a brutal mob war that would claim 28 lives between 1980 and 1985. It is believed that Bruno's own consigliere, Antonio Caponigro, was behind the hit, as Bruno had just resumed speaking to federal investigators the day before. Caponigro's own dead body will be found in the trunk of a car in New York just a few weeks later.
- The iconic season finale of the third season of the popular TV show Dallas is broadcast for the first time. In this famous cliffhanger episode entitled "A
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So there was this one time Superman was fighting Lex Luthor and one of his giant robots. Lex thought he had the Man of Steel on the ropes, but outta nowhere, a rocketship blasts out of another dimension, slams into Lex's robot, and knocks it to pieces. The pilot of the rocket? It's a teenaged girl named Kara, Superman'…
You may call me Merlin. It is not my real name, but it is my life. I am currently writing to you in hospice. Do not worry for me however, for this is only the start of my journey.
They told me I don't have much longer to live. But I know how old I am now, which means I know exactly how long my journey will be before I am born.
You see, things in my life are the opposite of what you consider normal. Tragedies to you are celebrations for me. Celebrations to you mean…
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