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10 events!

  • Richard Nixon back again

    Richard Nixon back again
    Former Vice President Nixon is elected in the 1968 presidential election of the United States
  • apollo 11

    apollo 11
    Moonshot: Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, successfully lands on the moon
  • woodstock

    Famous rock and roll festival of 1969 that came to be the epitome of the counterculture movement
  • watergate

    Political scandal that began when the Democratic National Committee's headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC was broken into. After the break-in, word began to spread that President Richard Nixon (a Republican) may have known about the break-in, and tried to cover it up. The scandal would ultimately result in the resignation of President Nixon, and to date, this remains the only time that anyone has ever resigned the United States Presidency.
  • menachem

    Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel in 1977 and negotiates the Camp David Accords with Egypt's president in 1978
  • Ayatollah's in Iran

    Ayatollah's in Iran
    During the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the West-backed and U.S.-installed Shah is overthrown as the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini gains power after years in exile.
  • wheel of fortune

    wheel of fortune
    A hit television game show which has been TV's highest-rated syndicated program since 1983.
  • Bernie Goetz

    Bernie Goetz
    On December 22, Mr. Goetz shot four young men who he said were threatening him on a New York City subway. Goetz was charged with attempted murder but was acquitted of the charges, though convicted of carrying an unlicensed gun
  • Hypodermics on the shore

    Hypodermics on the shore
    Medical waste was found washed up on beaches in New Jersey after being illegally dumped at sea. Before this event, waste dumped in the oceans was an "out of sight, out of mind" affair. This has been cited as one of the crucial turning points in popular opinion on environmentalism.
  • China's under martial law

    China's under martial law
    On May 20, China declares martial law, enabling them to use force of arms against protesting students to end the Tiananmen Square protests.