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January 4, 1978 BCCI repays a $3.4 million loan for Bert Lance
  Bert Lance
January 5, 1978 Lance sells his National Bank of Georgia stock to Ghaith Phararon, an associate of Pakistani banker Agha Hasan Abedi, who founded BCCI in 1972
  Bert Lance
January 6, 1978 Ralph Robert Cozzolino is arrested in Jonesboro, Georgia. He had been one of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted
January 31, 1978 Fire destroys the Loew's Grand Theatre, site of the premier of David O. Selznick's Gone With The Wind
  Gone With The Wind
February 12, 1978 Ruth Schwob averted the Wynnton Stocking Strangler by triggering a bedside alarm. The strangler left, finding Mildred Borom, 78, less than two blocks away.
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
March 6, 1978 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt is shot twice by Joseph Paul Franklin as he returned to the Gwinnett County Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville.
April 4, 1978 Police arrest "Chairman of the Forces of Evil," a white man who had begun killing black women in revenge for the Wynnton Stocking Strangler's murder of white women. The strangler had been identified as being black.
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
April 16, 1978 Lucius Clay dies, Chatham, Massachusetts
  General Lucius D. Clay
April 19, 1978 Janet Cofer, 61, is murdered, final victim of the Wynnton Stocking Strangler, although this would not be known for a number of months
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
July 28, 1978 Two black children found murdered in southwest Atlanta begin a killing spree known as the Atlanta Child Murders
August 15, 1978 Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is created
September 17, 1978 Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt and Menachem Begin, prime minister of Israel sign the Camp David Peace Accords. This historic moment was brokered by Jimmy Carter.
  Jimmy Carter
November 7, 1978 Democrat Sam Nunn defeats Republican John W. Stokes in the U. S. Senate race.
December 24, 1978 Atlanta Falcons defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football Conference Wild Card Playoff, 14-13
  Atlanta Falcons
December 30, 1978 Dallas Cowboys defeat the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football Conference Division playoff, 27-20
  Atlanta Falcons
December 31, 1978 Georgia loses to Stanford 25-22 in the Bluebonnet Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
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