colin faucett's The 70's timeline

  • 18 year olds given the right to vote

    It was a big deal because now 18 thought that it was unfair that they could die for our country therefore we are not old enough to vote
  • Palestinian Group hijacks five planes

    February 21: A P.F.L.P. splinter group detonates altitude bombs in two airplanes, causing one to crash while the other lands safely. Forty-seven people are killed, and both the P.F.L.P. and other Palestinian guerrilla organizations condemn the attacks
  • Aswan high dam completed

  • apollo 13 mission suffers huge setback

    there was an explosion in the spaceship maing them lose oxygen
  • First earth day

    Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22
  • Kent State shootings

    also known as the May 4 massacre or Kent State massacre occurred at Kent State University in the city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard
  • Beatles break up

    It was not a single event but a long transition,[3] including the cessation of touring in 1966, and the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, in 1967, meaning the Beatles were personally involved in financial and legal conflicts
  • EPA is created

    Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency opened its doors in downtown Washington, D.C., on December 2, 1970.
  • World trade center is completed

    Ground was broken Aug. 5, 1966, and steel construction began in August 1968. The North Tower topped out at 1,368 feet (some sources say 1,353 feet) Dec. 23, 1970. Ribbon-cutting took place April 4, 1973
  • Amtrak created

    government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States
  • china joins the UN

    Because it’s a problem because they couldn’t talk to them without them being in the UN but since they joined that changed
  • First benefit concert

    playing to 40,000 people at madison square garden for the relief of refugees from east pakistan
  • attica state prison riots

    about 1,000 of the prison's approximately 2,200 prisoners rioted and seized control of the prison, taking 33 staff hostage
  • Disney world opens

  • D.B. Cooper

    d.b. cooper hijacked a boeing 727 aircraft and parachuted to an uncertain fate
  • M*A*S*H T.V.

    one of the most famous TV show programs premieres
  • Nixon visits china

    president Nixon visits china
  • Nixon visits Soviet union

    nixon visits the soviet union
  • watergate scandal begins

    the watergate scandal caused president nixon to resign out of office.
  • title IX signed into law by nixon

    President Richard Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Mark spitz wins seven gold medals

    he was a swimmer who won 7 gold medals in the 1972 olypmics
  • pong is released

    the very first succesful video game is released
  • last man on moon

    apollo 17 was the last mission to the moon
  • abortionlegalized in US

    Abortion in the United States has been legal in every state since the United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, on January 22, 1973
  • US pulls out of vietnam

    america starts leaving vietnam but not all Us personel left untl 1975
  • paul getty kidnapped

    paul getty was kidnapped on this day and they demanded 17 million dollars over the phone
  • OPEC doubles price of oil

    . This is the day that OPEC decided that they were not making enough money off of the gasoline that people were buying. This triggered the outbreak of the Iranian Revolution.
  • sears tower built

    after the construction was complete the world had a new tallestt building
  • US vice president resigns

    , following months of pressure and scandal, Vice President Spiro Agnew turned in his letter of resignation to President
  • the wars power act

    is a U.S. federal law intended to restrict the power of the President to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress
  • U.S. president Nixon resigns

    Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President to resign his office rather than become the first to be removed via impeachment
  • national speed limit 55

    the national speed linit of america is made 55 miles an hour
  • Gerald Fored pardons

    gerald ford pardons nixon
  • freedom of information act passed over ford's veto

  • microsoft founded

    is an American public multinational corporation
  • saigon falls to communism

    South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh surrenders to the Communist party on April 30, 1975
  • arthur ashe ffirst black man to win wimbeldon

  • Jimmy hoffa disapears

    was an American labor union leader and author
  • Francisco Franco dies

    was a Spanish military general and head of state of Spain from October 1936
  • appleComputer launched

    the famous apple corporation was launched
  • antebbe air raid

    on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and supporters and flown to Entebbe, near Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
  • Mao Tse-tung dies

    the communist leader of japan dies
  • Karen Ann Quinlan

    she was left in a vegetable state and her family wanted to pull the plug but the hospital wouldnt let them wich started the right to die movment
  • star wars movie released

    Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise conceived by George Lucas. The first film in the franchise was originally released on May 25, 1977, under the title Star Wars
  • alaskan pipeline completed

    • The Trans Alaska Pipeline System was designed and constructed to move oil from the North Slope of Alaska to the northern most ice-free port in Valdez, Alaska. It was 800 miles long
  • Neutron bomb funding began

  • New York city blackout

    • The New York City Blackout of 1977 was an electricity blackout that affected most of New York City from July 13, 1977 to July 14, 1977. The blackout was caused by a series of lightning strikes
  • First black miss universe

    • Miss Universe 1977, the 26th annual Miss Universe pageant was held at the National Theater, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on July 16, 1977
  • elvis dies

    Elvis Aaron Presley was pronounced dead by his personal physician
  • first test- tube baby born

    Louise Joy Brown, the world's first successful "test-tube" baby was born in Great Britain.
  • Camp davids accords for middle east peace

    The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on September 17, 1978, following thirteen days of secret negotiations at Camp David.
  • John paul 2 becomes pope

    after the death of john paul 1 john paul 2 became pope
  • Jonestown Massacre

    918 people died in the settlement as well as in a nearby airstrip and in Georgetown, Guyana's capital.

    the leader of the Iranian revolution. After the revolution he became Iran’s supreme leader.

    it was located in Pennsylvania. It relesad 13 million cures of radioactive gasses.

    was the prime minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990

    was a portable CD player that you could bring whatever you want.

    the famous sports show started broadcasting in 1979

    Five protest marchers were shot and killed by members of the ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi party.

    66 Americans were taken hostage. They were held hostage for 444 days.