Apollo 13The Apollo 13 space mission was launched from Cape Kennedy and the Russian unmanned spacecrafts Luna 16 and Luna 17 land on the Moon.
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NASA and the Soviets Send Probes to MarsThe NASA Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet. The Soviets Mars 2 and Mars 3 arrived a month later, and sent a probe down to the planet.
Munich Olympic GamesNIneteen killed in terroist siege at Munich Olympic Games.
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Roe v. WadeRoe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizes abortion.
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Richard M. NixonRichard M. Nixon announces he will resign the next day, the first president to do so.
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Ford Assasination AttemptsCharles Manson pointed a gun at Ford, though no shots were fired. This was followed by Sara Jane Moore 17 days later to shoot the president in a crowd.
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Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter was elected 39th president.
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New York City BlackoutSaw a 25 hour blackout in the city, resulting in widespread looting.
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Test-tube babyFirst test-tube baby born in England.
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