Great Moments in G-7 History

1975: Rambouillet, France

First G-7 summit (actually G-6, since Canada wasn't invited until 1976) gets under way at a secluded chateau. Long tradition of media ennui also gets under way, as London's Daily Express headlines non-event of the year.

1977: London

Jimmy Carter annoys his top aides when he orders them to move from the posh Claridge's hotel to the more modest Hotel Britannia, slicing 15% off the tab. Says press secretary Jody Powell: "He's tight as a tick. He always has been."

1978: Bonn

France's Valery Giscard d'Estaing gripes about windowless meeting room (later changed). All delegates are supplied with...

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