Patty Hearst's prison sentence commuted by President Carter

On January 29, 1979, kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst's seven-year prison sentence for bank robbery as a member of the Symbianese Liberation Army was commuted by President Jimmy Carter.



Hearst was later pardoned by President Bill Clinton.

Sweden becomes first nation to ban aerosol

On January 29, 1978, Sweden became the first country to outlaw aerosol sprays. The ban was enacted to address the harmful effects of aerosol on the Earth's ozone layer.



Read about aerosol sprays and the ozone layer of Earth's atmosphere from NASA.

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