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40 Years
Updated On: Oct 24, 2018
The year was 1978. In the United States, Jimmy Carter was just starting his presidency. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 7.62% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 805.  Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 11.75%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $54,800 while your average salary was $17,000.00. The Dallas Cowboys were the Super Bowl Champions, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The Washington Bullets won the NBA Finals, and The New York Yankees were the World Series Champions.
In global news, the first test tube baby was born in the United Kingdom. The Caribbean Island of Dominica gains independence from Great Britain. Cult leader Jim Jones tells 900 members of his church, "People's Temple", to commit suicide in Guyana and the first female astronauts were announced by NASA.
In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:
  • Vincent J Ascione Jr.

  • Henry J Beaumont

  • John M Bowers

  • Karl Brosious

  • William C Burnett

  • Gregory A Demming

  • Scott A Doutrich

  • Richard L Feathers Jr.

  • James E Headley

  • Jack J Jacobs

  • Jerry L Jacobs

  • William B Keller

  • Clark E Knisely

  • David L Litwhiler

  • Michael J Marando

  • William R Mawby

  • John M Melnick

  • Frank A Nauman

  • Robert F Ott

  • Frank A Peters

  • James Reilley

  • David V Robinson

  • Stuart E Robinson

  • John G Schoell

  • George M Shaffner

  • Joseph M Shaffner

  • Lucien E Staquet

  • Joseph L Wesley Jr.

  • John R Williams

  • Pat W Wooters

  • Joseph R Zeeb


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1375 Virginia Dr
Ft Washington, PA 19034
215-542-7500

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