1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (dominical letter DC) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1976th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 976th year of the 2nd millennium, the 76th year of the 20th century, and the seventh year of the 1970s decade.

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Italian tall ship Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor throughout the United States Bicentennial celebration.

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October 4: The InterCity 125 high-speed train is introduced in the UK; services begin two days later.

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