The IXTOC I was an exploratory well that blew up in the Bay of Campeche (Southern Gulf of Mexico) on June 3, 1979, after oil and gas feeding from the well ignited. At its height the well may have pumped upwards of 30,000 barrels of oil (1.26 million gallons) into the Gulf a day; currents eventually brought the oil to the Texas shore that August.  Engineers were finally able to cap the well on March 23, 1980.  The spill is the second-largest in history.

The IXTOC I was an exploratory well that blew up in the Bay of Campeche (Southern Gulf of Mexico) on June 3, 1979, after oil and gas feeding from the well ignited. At its height the well may have pumped upwards of 30,000 barrels of oil (1.26 million gallons) into the Gulf a day; currents eventually brought the oil to the Texas shore that August. Engineers were finally able to cap the well on March 23, 1980. The spill is the second-largest in history.

Three-year-old TIGER WOODS displaying his golf skills at the MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW with Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart. ~ 1979.

Three-year-old TIGER WOODS displaying his golf skills at the MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW with Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart. ~ 1979.

DURING THE OIL CRISIS OVER THE SUMMER OF 1979, CARS WITH A LICENSE PLATE PLATE ENDING IN AN ODD NUMBER were only allowed to buy gasoline on odd-numbered days, while even-numbered plate-holders could only purchase gas on even-numbered days.  ~ June 1979

11 Memorable Images from the 1970s

DURING THE OIL CRISIS OVER THE SUMMER OF 1979, CARS WITH A LICENSE PLATE PLATE ENDING IN AN ODD NUMBER were only allowed to buy gasoline on odd-numbered days, while even-numbered plate-holders could only purchase gas on even-numbered days. ~ June 1979

Protests following the Three Mile Island accident in Dauphin County, PA on March 28, 1979 - the partial nuclear meltdown was the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history - new energy portal blog

Nuclear Power Plant – Two major accidents

Protests following the Three Mile Island accident in Dauphin County, PA on March 28, 1979 - the partial nuclear meltdown was the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history - new energy portal blog

HOSTAGE ~ "U.S. Government Failure to End Dependence on Foreign Oil" ~ Washington Post, November 15, 1979.

HOSTAGE ~ "U.S. Government Failure to End Dependence on Foreign Oil" ~ Washington Post, November 15, 1979.

President Jimmy Carter and Senator Edward M. Kennedy had been sharp adversaries with a bad history, and in the 1980 presidential campaign they let it bleed into a bad nomination fight . . .  . (Photo: Sen. Edward Kennedy greeting Pres. Jimmy Carter in Boston in 1980, weeks after losing the Democratic nomination to him).

Carrying Primary Scars Into the General Election

President Jimmy Carter and Senator Edward M. Kennedy had been sharp adversaries with a bad history, and in the 1980 presidential campaign they let it bleed into a bad nomination fight . . . . (Photo: Sen. Edward Kennedy greeting Pres. Jimmy Carter in Boston in 1980, weeks after losing the Democratic nomination to him).

President Jimmy Carter pushes a mandatory national health plan, but economic recession helps push it aside. ~ 1976

President Jimmy Carter pushes a mandatory national health plan, but economic recession helps push it aside. ~ 1976

President Carter and Prince Fahd bin Abd al-Aziz Al-Saud 1921-2005 Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia during a welcoming ceremony at the White House. Saudi Arabia was a leading member of OPEC the international cartel of oil producing states that raised oil prices during Carter's presidency. May 24 1977.

President Carter And Prince Fahd Bin

President Carter and Prince Fahd bin Abd al-Aziz Al-Saud 1921-2005 Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia during a welcoming ceremony at the White House. Saudi Arabia was a leading member of OPEC the international cartel of oil producing states that raised oil prices during Carter's presidency. May 24 1977.

Russian dancer, choreographer, and actor MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV often cited as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history with Jackie KENNEDY ONASSIS.  (1979)

Russian dancer, choreographer, and actor MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV often cited as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history with Jackie KENNEDY ONASSIS. (1979)

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