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Timeline for 1978
20th century | 1970s

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In 1978, the Fourth Doctor and Romana I searched for the third segment of the Key to Time on Earth, encountering the Ogri. (TV: The Stones of Blood)

On 21 February, workers in Mexico City uncovered the sacrificial stone at the base of the Great Temple. (PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird)

On 3 May, Dominic Martin was born. (AUDIO: Cuddlesome)

On 16 August, Gwen Cooper was born. (TV: Children of Earth)

Unknown dates

Chris Parsons graduated from Cambridge, and soon began his postgraduate studies at St Cedd's College. (HOMEVID: Shada)

The Doctor shipped the newly built K9 Mark III to Lavinia Smith's home in South Croydon as a gift for Sarah Jane Smith. However, the gift was not received by her until 18 December 1981. (TV: A Girl's Best Friend)

The Eighth Doctor brought Anji Kapoor and Fritter to a Hollywood bar, where they met special effects photographer Ron von Arnim and later Noël Coward. Coward arrived here from the 1960s using pinking shears given to him by Iris Wildthyme, which could cut through the fabric of space and time. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

The Doctor met the Harlem Globetrotters, who taught him how to spin a basketball on his finger. (PROSE: Dark Horizons)

How I Saved the World by Alexander Lullington-Smythe, which was published by Aphrodite Press in 1976, was "very publicly discredited." (PROSE: Salvation)

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