1970's timeline

  • Beatles Breakup

    Beatles Breakup
    The Beatles were active from their formation in 1960 to the disintegration of the group in 1970.All four band members had begun working on solo projects by 1970 which lead to their breakup.Paul McCartney made the break-up public. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles'_break-up
  • First Earth Day

    First Earth Day
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_DayEarth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day
  • Kent state shooting

    Kent state shooting
    Members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine Kent State students. The impact of the shootings was dramatic. The event triggered a nationwide student strike that forced hundreds of colleges and universities to close.There were 4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings
    deaths in total and 9 injuries. The students were shot at with M1 Garand rifles
  • Amtrak created

    Amtrak created
    Amtrak is a mix of the words America and track.President Richard Nixon created Amtrak. It is a government owned corporation, that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amtrak
  • The Concert for Bangladesh

    The Concert for Bangladesh
    There were two benefit concerts organised by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar. It was organised to raise international awareness and fund relief efforts for refugees from East Pakistan following the 1970 Bhola cyclone and atrocities during Bangladesh Liberation War. It was held on held at noon and at
    7pm on Sunday at the Madison Square Gardens in New York, and over 40,000 people attended. The concert raised 243,418.51 dollars. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Concert_for_Bangladesh
  • Disney World Opens

    Disney World Opens
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandalabout 10,000 visitors went to disneyland at its grand opening.It was 107 acres, and it featured attractions such as Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, and Tomorrowland. It took 7 years of planning for the big day.The price of admission was $4.95! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_World_Resort
  • Mark Spitz 1972 Olympics

    Mark Spitz 1972 Olympics
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_SpitzAt the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.Spitz set a new world record in each of the seven events (the 100 m freestyle , 200 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly, 200 m butterfly, 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, 4 x 200 m freestyle relay and the 4 × 100 m medley relay . Originally Spitz was reluctant to swim the 100m freestyle fearing
    a less than gold medal finish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Spitz
  • Watergate scandal

    Watergate scandal
    Watergate scandal is how Nixon told some of his top white house officials to go and plant bugs to get dirt on his democratic competerors. When he was confronted by it he denied it and deleted all of the bad infornation.
  • M*A*S*H T.V. Show Premiers

    M*A*S*H T.V. Show Premiers
    history1900s.about.com/od/1970s/qt/MASH.htmThe series premiered in the US on September 17, 1972.Many of the stories were based on real-life tales told by real MASH surgeons. It covered a three-year military conflict, spanned 251 episodes and lasted eleven seasons and ended February 28, 1983. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M*A*S*H_(TV_series)
  • Sears town built

    Sears town built
    http://library.thinkquest.org/J002846/b_sears.htmThis tower was completed in 1973. After this building was done being constructed the world had a new tallest building.The Sears Tower is 1,454 feet tall, and even taller (1707 ft.) when you include its twin antennas, that are each over two hundred feet tall. The Sears Tower is a massive 110 stories tall. The Sears Tower is located on Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois. This was a smart place to construct it, because many people in the area were in need of office space. http://library.thinkque
  • Abortion Legalized

    Abortion Legalized
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_the_United_StatesAbortion has been legal in every state in the united states of American ever since the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.Roe established that "the right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_the_United_States
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_the_United_States
  • Endagered Species act of 1973

    Endagered Species act of 1973
    www.fws.gov/laws/lawsdigest/ESACT.HTMLThrough federal action and by encouraging the establishment of state programs, the 1973 Endangered Species Act provided for the conservation of ecosystems upon which threatened and endangered species of fish, wildlife, and plants depend. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_Species_Act
  • girls allowed to play Little League Baseball

    girls allowed to play Little League Baseball
    http://www.momsteam.com/sports/baseball/general/landmark-decision-allowed-girls-to-play-little-league Little League Softball for girls was created, and the baseball rules and regulations were made non-gender specific and nearly 30,000 girls signed up for the softball program.
  • Richard Nixon Resigns

    Richard Nixon Resigns
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_NixonOn August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigns as president. His term was from January 20 , 1969 - August 9, 1974. He served 2 Terms and Resigned during second term because of the Watergate cover-up. Some major events that happened while he was in office were, he expanded vietnamese war, ended the military
    draft, he bacame the first president to visit china, taking the us dollar off the gold standard, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon
  • Gerald Ford becomes president

    Gerald Ford becomes president
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_FordGerald Ford was in office August 9, 1974 till January 20, 1977.He had no terms. He was never elected to be president or vice-president but instead he took office upon the resignation first of Spiro Agnew and then of Richard Nixon. He became the very first person to be made vice president under the th amendment and the only person that was not voted for by the Electoral College. A mejor event that happened while
    Ford was in office is that he granted Nixon an unconditional pardon in 1974. htt
  • Microsoft

    Microsoft
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicrosoftEstablished on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. It was founded by Bill Gates, Paul Allen and it was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Jaws

    Jaws
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(film)Jaws won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Dramathe director was Steven Spielberg and the producer of the movie was David Brown.It was released on June 20, 1975 The budget $9,000,000
    and it earned$470,653,000 in the box office. The movie is about a killer shark that attacks people and boats.
  • Francisco Franco death

    Francisco Franco death
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_FrancoHe \\was a Spanish general, dictator and the leader of the Nationalist military rebellion in the Spanish Civil War, and totalitarian head of state of Spain. He came to power while recognizing the principles of the far-right Falange movement, although this was for propaganda reasons, as he belonged to no political party before becoming Head of State. He died of Parkinson's disease.
  • Apple Launches

    Apple Launches
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.Apple was established by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market-priced at $666.66. In order to sell the Apple I personal computer kit. They were hand-built by Wozniak and first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club. The Apple I was sold as a motherboard (with CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips)—less than what is today considered a complete personal computer.
  • mao tse tung died

    mao tse tung died
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_ZedongHe was commonly referred to as Chairman Mao. He was born on December 26, 1893 and died September 9, 1976. He was a Chinese Communist revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, Marxist political philosopher, and leader of the Chinese Revolution.He was the architect and founding father of the PRC.
  • The Copyright Act of 1976

    The Copyright Act of 1976
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Act_of_1976It is a United States copyright law and remains the primary basis of copyright law in the United States, as amended by several later enacted copyright provisions. The Act spells out the basic rights of copyright holders, codified the doctrine of "fair use," and for most new copyrights adopted a unitary term based on the date of the author's death rather than the prior scheme of fixed initial and renewal terms. It became public law on October 19, 1976 and went into effect on January 1, 1978.
  • Starwars released

    Starwars released
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_WarsStar Wars is an American epic space opera film series created by George Lucas. It earned over $1,788,879,251 worldwide. The movie is about a the future and a boy saving his sister from Darth Vader. It also won many awards Art Direction-Set Decoration,Costume Design,Film Editing,Music,Sound,Visual Effects,Special Achievement Award.
  • New York city blackouts

    New York city blackouts
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_blackout_of_1977It was an electricity blackout that affected most of New York City. It lasted from July 13, 1977 to July 14, 1977. The aftermath of the black out resulted in looting and other disorder, including arson. The cause of this blackout was because of a lightining strike at Buchanan South.
  • Death of Elvis Presley

    Death of Elvis Presley
    http://oldies.about.com/od/elvisdeathfaq/f/elvisdeath.htmElvis Presley died in his home in Graceland in Memphis. He was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm. His body was found in the bathroom. He dies because of Coronary Arhythmia.
  • First Test Tube Baby

    First Test Tube Baby
    http://history1900s.about.com/od/medicaladvancesissues/a/testtubebaby.htmIn Oldham, England, on Dr. Patrick Steptoe's successful delivery of Louise Joy Brown, the first child conceived in vitro. When the baby was born she was healthy.
  • Love Canal Disaster

    Love Canal Disaster
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_CanalLove Canal was a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York.The NFBE began development in Love Canal. Approximately 200 residencies and an elementary school were built in the area directly adjacent to the landfill, then the toxins from the landfill began leaching into surface- and groundwater bringing the substances into basements and backyards. The toxic wastes had contaminated much of the area surrounding the landfill and had also run off into the sewer system.
  • Jonestown massacre

    Jonestown massacre
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown909 Americans were led to their death by the Rev. In the South American jungle upon the orders of Rev. Jim Jones, who had tried to create a socialist paradise that survivors called a slave camp. This tragedy happened on November 18, 1978.
  • Grammy Award/ song of the year

    Grammy Award/ song of the year
    http://tsort.info/music/yr1979.htmThe winner at the Grammys that won song of the year was Billy Joel. His winning was was, Just the Way You Are. The song was written by Billy Joel himself. The song was first released on September 1977 and the lenth of the song is 3:36.
  • Sony Introduces the Walkman

    Sony Introduces the Walkman
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WalkmanThe walkman is a sony product and it was originally used for portable audio cassette players.The original Walkman was marketed in 1979 in Japan, and in many other countries including the US, Freestyle in Sweden and the Stowaway in the UK.
  • ESPN launches

    ESPN launches
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESPNESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network). It is a cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and pre-taped event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming. It was founded by Bill Rasmussen, his son Scott Rasmussen and Aetna insurance agent Ed Eagan.