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February 2, 2017
A Look Back: 40 Years as Pa.’s Largest State-Based Auto Insurer


Presque Isle lighthouse, built in 1872, Lake Erie, Pennsylvania.

ERIE Celebrates Milestone in Auto Insurance Business

In 1977, ERIE Insurance became the largest Pennsylvania-based auto insurer in the state. In the 40 years since achieving that major milestone, the insurance carrier has never been flashy. But it has earned a reputation for hard work, history and community ties. Enjoy a short look back at what else happened in 1977:

1. Jan. 3, 1977 Apple Computer, Inc. first incorporates
2. Jan. 14, 1977 “Fantasy Island” premieres on ABC
3. Feb. 24, 1977 Boxer Floyd Mayweather is born
4. March 2, 1977 Actress Bette Davis (1908-1989) becomes first woman to receive American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award
5. March 2, 1977 Jay Leno first appears on “The Tonight Show”
6. July 19, 1977 Flooding in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
7. Aug. 4, 1977 President Jimmy Carter creates Department of Energy
8. Aug. 16, 1977 Elvis Presley passes away
9. Sept. 18, 1977 NASA’s Voyager I snaps the first photo of the Earth and Moon together
10. Nov. 1, 1977 The Federal Minimum Wage is raised to $3.35 an hour from $2.30 an hour
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