A French man being given visitation rights to see his dog and the Nato commander narrowly escaping an assassination attempt made headlines four decades ago this week.June 24, 1979● A French man who filed for divorce had won the right to visit his dog two weekends a month while his estranged wife retained custody of the pet. The court said a subsequent hearing would determine how much each spouse should contribute to the animal’s upkeep.● China had earmarked 50 billion yuan (US$7.2 billion) for…