70's Timeline

  • Kent State Shooting

    Kent State Shooting
    The Kent State shootings occurred on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding 9 others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis. The students were protesting against the war in Vietnam.
  • Disney World Opened

    Disney World Opened
    The Walt Disney World Resort , informally known as Disney World, opened on October 1, 1971. The Magic Kingdom theme park was the first park built at the resort, and also has a series of tunnels called utilidors that allow employees/cast members to move through the park out of sight from guests. Because of Florida’s high water table, the tunnels could not be put underground. The park was built on a second story, with an elevation of 107 feet. The area around the utilidors was filled in with dirt
  • Introduction of Pocket Calculators

    Introduction of Pocket Calculators
    in August 1972 the four-function Sinclair Executive became the first slimline pocket calculator. It’s price was around $150, however, by the end of the decade, similar calculators were priced for less than ten dollars. Also in 1972 Hewlett Packard had been developing a pocket calculator of his own. It was launched in early 1972 and was said to be unlike any other pocket calculators. The reasoning is because this was the first calculator with scientific functions. It’s price was $395. Hp technol
  • Sears Tower Completed

    Sears Tower Completed
    Sears Tower, now known as Willis Tower, is a 108 story, 1,451 foot skyscraper in Chicago Illinois. When it was completed in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, exceeding the World Trade Center in New York. It was the tallest building for twenty-five years. Over one million people visit it each year, being a popular tourist destination. It’s naming rights expired in 2003, and in March of 2009 insurance broker Willis Group Holdings agreed to lease a portion of the building, where the n
  • Nixon Resigns Due to Watergate Scandal

    Nixon Resigns Due to Watergate Scandal
    in April 1974 Nixon announced the release of 1,200 pages of transcripts of White House conversations between him and his aides in the Watergate Scandal. The House Judiciary Committee opened impeachment hearings against Nixon on May 9, 1974 which were televised on the major networks of the time. On July 24, the Supreme court ruled unanimously that the full tapes must be released. In a statement on August 5, 1974 following the release of the “Smoking Gun” tape, Nixon accepted blame for misleading
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    Microsoft Corporation is a multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a large rage of products and services related to computing. It was established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, a microcomputer design (a computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit). Microsoft is one of the largest software corporations in the world today.
  • Viking Successfully Lands on Mars

    Viking Successfully Lands on Mars
    Viking 1 was the first of two spacecrafts sent to Mars. It was the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars and perform its mission, and until 2010 held the longest Mars surface mission of 6 years and 116 days. It’s mission was to return global images of Mars to Earth.
  • Elvis is Found Dead

    Elvis is Found Dead
    Elvis Presley was a singer, actor, and one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. He is widely known as Elvis, but also is referred to as the King of Rock and Roll, or simply, the King. Presley soon became overweight, and his mind became dulled by drugs that he took on a daily basis. On one tour, he was unable to get out of his hotel bed, and the rest of the tour was cancelled. In Rapid City, South Dakota, he was so nervous he could hardly talk, and was unable to perform and s
  • New York Post Article on "The Cloning of Man"

    New York Post Article on "The Cloning of Man"
    On March 3, 1978 the New York Post published an article based off the book The Cloning of a Man by David Rorvik. In this book, Rorvik claimed that the world’s first human clone had been born. Rorvik was a respected writer who had worked as a medical reporter for both Time and the New York times, so therefore he spoke with some credibility. According to Rorvik, he had been approached in 1973 by a wealthy American millionaire who wanted to create a clone of himself. The millionaire, whom Rorvik re
  • ESPN

    ESPN, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American global cable television network that focuses on sports related programming. It was founded by Bill Rasmussen, Scott Rasmussen, and Ed Eagan. It was launched on September 7, 1979 under the direction of Chet Simmons the network’s President and CEO. Despite criticism on accusations based on biased coverage, ESPN is one of the most successful sports networks.