70's Rock n Roll

By Jlest95
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    History of the 70s

  • 1970 Bhola cyclone

    1970 Bhola cyclone
    • Hit current day Bangladesh
    • Killed 500,000 people
    • Deadliest tropical cyclone of the 20th century
    • It averaged a speed of 185km/h but reached 205km/h for 1 minute.
    • Damage toll was $86.4 million (USD 1970)
    • $455.25 million (AUD 2011)
  • Release of Stairway to Heaven

    Release of Stairway to Heaven
    • Stairway to heaven was written by the band Led Zeppelin
    • It was released in late 1971
    • The eight minute song is composed of several sections
    • It starts as a acoustic based folk song and ends with a high tempo rock section that is highlighted by a guitar solo
    • It is considered one of the best rock songs of all time
    • Voted number 3 in VH1’s 100 greatest rock songs, number 31 in the rolling stones top 500 and was the most requested song on US radio
  • Baseball Strike

    Baseball Strike
    • Baseball players go on strike in 1972
    • It lasted 13 days: 1st April- 13th April
    • The players gained free agency after 6 years of playing
    • This was the first ever sporting strike
    • Regular season games were lost but not made up
    • As a result AL East was won by the Detroit Tigers who beat the Boston Red Sox by ½ a game
    • This was the first and only time so far the pennant race has been won by ½ a game
    • The maximum amount of games played was 156 instead of 162
  • olympic team murdered cont.

    olympic team murdered cont.
    • The terrorists than found 9 Israelis and held them hostage
    • A bloody fire fight broke out at 3AM when the terrorist blew up a helicopter
    • After 24 hours 11 Israelis, five terrorists, and a German policeman were dead.
  • Israeli Olympic Team Murdered

    Israeli Olympic Team Murdered
    • 5 terrorists climbed the 6 and ½ foot fence at the Olympic Village at 4:30 AM
    • The grouped with the other terrorists who gained access with credentials
    • At 5:00 AM they knocked on the door of the Israeli wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg
    • Realizing something was wrong he shouted, warning the other athletes
    • Moshe Weinberg and the teams weightlifter Joseph Romano tries to block the door while the others escaped
    • They were killed by the terrorists
  • End of the Vietnam War

    • After 8 years of war (1965-1973) the war was over for the Allies
    • President Nixon brought in the Vietnamization
    • Withdrawing Allied troops from Vietnam and giving weapons, helicopters and ammunition to the South Vietnamese
    • Although Allied troops had left Vietnam the war still raged on between the north and south

    • Approximately 1million North Vietnamese troops and Viet Cong troops died
    • Approximately 86,000 civilians and 33,000 Prisoners of War were killed
    • 58,000 Americans died
  • Descovery of The Terracotta Army

    Descovery of The Terracotta Army
    • The terracotta army was discovered in the spring of 1974
    • Was discovered by a group of farmers
    • There were only reports of fragments found before this
    • There were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses
    • They were lined in their role; from general down.
    • The emperors tomb is rumored to be underneath the army in a tomb the size of a football field
    • The tomb is still unopened
  • Release of Jaws

    Release of Jaws
    • Horror-thriller directed by Steven Spielberg
    • First wide release film
    • Before movies were released slowly in different countries before others
    • Two other top class movies followed this suit; Star Wars and The Omen
    • Widely regarded as one of the best movies of all time
    • Ranked number 48 on the 100 years 100 movies list and number 2 on the 100 years 100 thrillers list. Also ranked number 1 on 100 scariest moments list
  • Tenerife Airport Disaster

    Tenerife Airport Disaster
    • Two 747 passenger jets, the KLM Flight 4805 and the Pan Am Flight 1736 collide on a runway in Spain
    • A total of 583 people died during the crash making it the deadliest accident in aviation history.
    • There were only 61 survivors out of the total 644 people on either plane.
    • Dense fog, multiple bomb threats at two separate airports, several misunderstandings in communication and no ground radar at the airport were all factors of the disaster.
  • Release of STAR WARS

    Release of STAR WARS
    • Star Wars 4- A New Hope released on the 25th of May 1977
    • This would be the first release of a 6 movie series
    • Star wars is the 3rd highest grossing series behind Harry Potter and James Bond
    • It made 4.41 Billion dollars
    • The movie series was also made into many comic books
    • Star Wars 4, 5 and 6 were part of the original trilogy.
    • Star Wars 1, 2 and 3 were released 22 years later