The 1970's By Jordyn P.

Timeline created by Jordyn P
In History
  • First Earth Day

    First Earth Day
    www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/modern/jb_modern_earthday_1.htmlOn the first Earth Day over 20 million people took part that year Earth Day is now on April 22 each year by more than 500 million people and several national governments in 175 countries take part in Earth Day
  • kent State Shooting

    kent State Shooting
    www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-05-03-kent-state_N.htm At Kent State University National Guard troops opened fire on students, wounding nine and killing four. "Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia, which President Richard Nixon announced in a television address on April 30"."Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest".
  • EPA is created

    EPA is created
    en.wikipedia.org/.../United_States_Environmental_Protection_AgencThe EPA is charged of protecting human health and the environment. President Richard proposed the EPA and began the operation.
  • Walt Disney World Opens

    Walt Disney World Opens
    www.thisdayindisneyhistory.com/DisneyWorldGrandOpening.htmlabout 10,000 visitors converged near Orlando, Florida, to see the grand opening of Walt Disney World. The Magic Kingdom featured Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Tomorrowland, a Main Street USA, and about 5,500 Cast Members. Walt Disney World resort is world famous and most visted entertainment resort in the world
  • Pentagon papers released

    Pentagon papers released
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon_Papers"The papers were first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of the New York Times in 1971". In a 1996 article The New York Times said that the Pentagon Papers "demonstrated, among other things, that the Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance".
  • D.B. Cooper

    D.B. Cooper
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._CooperD.B cooper is an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington He extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted off to be never seen again.
  • Nixon visit China

    Nixon visit China
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Nixon_visit_to_ChinaFirst time in over two decades the American public were able to view images of China. First Lady Pat Nixon toured schools, factories and hospitals in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou while president Nixon had a meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong.
  • Watergate scandal

    Watergate scandal
    www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1791.html several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), located in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. the robbery were connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign, and they had been caught while attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents.
  • Apollo 17 Last Man on the Moon

    Apollo 17 Last Man on the Moon
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_17 Apollo 17 was the eleventh and final mission with a three-member crew consisting of Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 remains the most recent manned Moon landing and the most recent manned flight beyond low Earth orbit.
  • U.S. Pulls Out of Vietnam

    U.S. Pulls Out of Vietnam
    ows.edb.utexas.edu/site/ritas-site/united-states-pulls-out-vietnamThe U.S. withdrawal all of its forces, and released all of the prisoners of war. It was decided to that The South Vietnamese have a right to determine their own future, but North Vietnamese troops stationed in the south could stay. By the end of 1973, almost all U.S. military recruits had left South Vietnam. On July 2, 1976, North Vietnam and south Vietnam officially united as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • Paul Getty Kidnapped

    Paul Getty Kidnapped
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Paul_Getty16 year old John Paul Getty III was kidnapped and the kidnappers demanded $17 million for his safe return. His family suspected that he was faking his kidnapping so his family decides not to give the $17 million. In November 1973, an envelope was delivered to a daily newspaper containing a lock of hair and Paul Getty’s ear. Getty Sr. agreed to pay and final got his grandson back for about $2.9 million. Before long Jon Paul Getty was found alive somewhere in southern Italy on December 15 1973.
  • Endanger Species Act

    Endanger Species Act
    www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/esa.htmlPresident Nixon signedThe Endangered Species Act (ESA) that provides conservation of endangered plants and animals in the habitats in which they are found in. There are 1,990 total species listed under the ESA.
  • National Speed Limit 55

    National Speed Limit 55
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Maximum_Speed_LawThe Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act was a bill in the U.S. Congress that made the National Maximum Speed Law a law.[10] States had to agree to the speed limit (which was 55) if they wanted to receive federal funding for highway repair. The National Maximum Speed Law was signed into law by President Nixon on January 2, 1974, and became effective 60 days later.[11]
  • Persident Nixon Resigns

    Persident Nixon Resigns
    www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0808.htmlRichard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, announced that he would resign because of the Watergate Scandal. Gerald Rudolph Ford, the Vice President will be sworn in as the 38th President, to serve out the 895 days remaining in Nixon's second term. He was 61 years old when resigned and is the first President of the United States in history to resign from office. Spiro Agnew resigned as the Vice President only ten months earlier.
  • Gerald Ford Pardons Nixon

    Gerald Ford Pardons Nixon
    President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for the crimes that he may have committed or participated in while in office during the Watergate scandal. President Ford believed that his pardon of Richard Nixon served the best interest of the country. In accepting the pardon, Richard Nixon responded by saying, “ That the way I tried to deal with Watergate was the wrong way is a burden I shall bear for every day of the life that is left to me.”
  • Sagion Falls to Communism

    Sagion Falls to Communism
    www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=3335South Vietnam capital Saigon falls to communist North Vietnam Making it the end of the Vietnam War. When U.S. involvement in the war ended in 1973 with a cease fire agreement between the parties, but that didn’t stop the fighting between North and South Vietnam. On April 17, 1975, the North Vietnamese closed in on Saigon that following year, South and North Vietnam reunified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam plus Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City.
  • President Ford assassination attempts 1

    President Ford assassination attempts 1
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Ford During Ford’s presidency he had two assassination attempts The first attempt was in Sacramento, California by Lynette Fromme. She pointed a hand gun at Ford. As Fromme pulled the trigger, a Secret Service agent, grabbed the gun and managed to stop her Fromme was taken into custody and she was later convicted of attempted assassination of the President and was sentenced to life in prison.
  • President Ford Assassination

    President Ford Assassination
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_FordSeventeen days later another assassination attempt was made. When Gerald Ford was leaving St. Francis Hotel in downtown San Francisco, Sara Jane Moore, pointed her .38-caliber revolver at him.[121] Just before she fired a former Marine grabbed at the gun and deflected her shot. Moore was later sentenced to life in prison for attempted assassnation.
  • Apple Established

    Apple Established
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Apple_IncFounders are Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The first computer they made was Apple I. The Apple I computer was originally sold as a hobbyist computer kit and you had to buy a case, power supply transformers, power switch, keyboard, and a monitor. It looked more like a typewriter than a computer.
  • Mao Zendong died

    Mao Zendong died
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_ZedongMao Zendong was "the architect and founding father of the People's Republic of China". September 2, 1976, Mao suffered a heart attack and X-rays showed that his current lung infection had worsened. Then on September 8th he had stop breathing and was pounced died on September 9th .
  • Legionnaire’s disease strikes 182, kills 29

    Legionnaire’s disease strikes 182, kills 29
    www.henkels.com/Timeline/Pages/TL1976.aspx"The discovery of Legionnaire's disease strikes 182 and kills 29. It is first discovered as flu like symptoms at the American Legion Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania".
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_WarsStar Wars was created by George Lucas. The first movie of Star Wars became a worldwide pop cutler spectacle. There are two sequels and also three Prequels. Star Wars is the third Highest grossing film series to date.
  • New York City Blackout

    New York City Blackout
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_blackout_of_1977In 1977 New York City was under financial stress, forcing government officials to cut back city services. These cutbacks fell deeply on New York's working poor community’s .Many poor people relied on public services and crime raised radically in the previous decade. When the lights went out on July 13th neighborhoods throughout New York exploded into violence, stores were ransacked, looted and destroyed buildings were set on fire and the police stand helpless. About 4,500 looters were arrested.
  • Elvis Found Dead

    Elvis Found Dead
    www.elvispresleynews.com/ElvisDeath.htmlHe was discovered on his bathroom floor. Attempts to revive him failed. His death was officially pronounced at 3:30 pm at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was 42 years old when he died
    He was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century And cultural icon.
  • First Test-Tube Baby

    First Test-Tube Baby
    history1900s.about.com/od/medicaladvancesissues/.../testtubebaby.ht...The world's first successful "test-tube" baby Louise Joy Brown was born in Great Britain. She was born at 11:47 p.m. and was a five-pound 12-ounce. The advances in technology, medicine, and science made this possible it. She is still alive today, she is 32 and has a child of her own.
  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_IIHe was the second-longest serving Pope in history. His Papacy ended and died on 2 April 2005. John Paul II was acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century.
  • Jonestown massacre

    Jonestown massacre
    history1900s.about.com/od/1970s/p/jonestown.htmPeoples Temple leader Jim Jones told his followers to commit suicide by drinking cyanide-laced fruit punch. At the Jonestown in Guyana, 912 People Temple members drank the punch and died. Jim Jones died by gunshot wound to the head on the same day.
  • Three Mile Island

    Three Mile Island
    www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf36.html"In 1979 at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in USA a cooling malfunction caused part of the core to melt in the # 2 reactor. The TMI-2 reactor was destroyed".
    There was some radioactive gas but not enough to cause any to hurt the local residents.
    “There were no injuries or adverse health effects from the Three Mile Island accident”
  • Sony Introduces the Walkman

    Sony Introduces the Walkman
    www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1907884,00.htmlThe Walkman was the first personal tape deck and it was a hit. The Walkman changed how people experince music and lead up to the modern day iPod
  • The Greensboro Massacre

    The Greensboro Massacre
    www.ibiblio.org/prism/jan98/chron.html Klu Klx Klan Klansmen and American Nazis Party pulled shot and killed five members of anti-Ku Klux Klan marchers in the Morningside Homes neighborhood of Greensboro. 40 Klansmen and Nazis were involved in the shootings, but only 16 were arrested and only six were brought to trial.
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