Events of the 1970's

  • richard nixon

    richard nixon
    richard nixon was elected 37th president of the united states and was leading to be an anti-communist. Nixon was inaugurated as president on January 20, 1969, sworn in by his onetime political rival, Chief Justice Earl Warren.
  • Beatles Break Up

    Beatles Break Up
    one of the most popular and influential musical groups in history, has become almost as much of a legend as the band itself or the music they created while together. The Beatles were active from their formation in 1960 to the disintegration of the group in 1970.There were numerous causes for the Beatles' break-up. It was not a single event but a long transition, including the cessation of touring in 1966, and the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, in 1967. they also had finacial problems.
  • Palestinian Group Hijacks Five Planes

    Palestinian Group Hijacks Five Planes
    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. Two days before a couple of P.F.L.P. members are to go on trial in Greece, six others hijack an Olympic Airways flight from Beirut to Athens. After landing in Greece, they threaten to blow up the plane unless their comrades are relaeased. etc etc etc.
  • End de jure segregation

    End de jure segregation
    Racial segregation- the separation of humans into racial groups in daily life. It may apply to activities such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a public toilet, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home. segragations came to an end when the civil rights act passed in 1964, but it was not officoally passed until march 24th 1970, when richard nixon was our presdient 6 years later.
  • United Kingdom Changes to Decimal System for Currency

    United Kingdom Changes to Decimal System for Currency
    Under the old currency of pounds, shillings and pence, the pound was made up of 240 pence, with 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound. Especially in an era before widespread computer use, monetary calculation, such as adding up sums of money, was more complicated than with a decimal currency. Tourists were also confused by coins such as the half-crownThe loss of value of the currency meant that the penny, with the same diameter as the U.S. half dollar, was of relatively slight value
  • VCRs Introduced

    VCRs Introduced
    The history of the videocassette recorder follows the history of videotape recording in general. In 1952 the Vision Electronic Recording Apparatus high speed multi-track machine was built and trialed by the BBC. This machine used a thin steel tape on a 21 inch reel travelling at over 200 inches per second. Despite 6 years of research and improvements the machine became obsolete when Ampex introduced the Ampex VRX-1000. This model became the world's first commercial succes.
  • London Bridge Brought to the U.S.

    London Bridge Brought to the U.S.
    The bridge was dismantled, and each stone was numbered. Everything was shipped 10,000 miles to Long Beach, California, and then trucked to Lake Havasu City. Reconstruction began on September 23, 1968, with a ceremony including the Lord Mayor of London, who laid the cornerstone. On October 10, 1971, the bridge was dedicated.
  • Pocket Calculators Introduced

    Pocket Calculators Introduced
    An electronic calculator is a small, portable, usually inexpensive electronic device used to perform the basic operations of arithmetic. Modern calculators are more portable than most computers, though most PDAs are comparable in size to handheld calculators.
  • Watergate Scandal Begins

    Watergate Scandal Begins
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WaterThe Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon, the President of the United States, on August 9, 1974, the only resignation of a U.S. President.
  • black september

    black september
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_September_in_Jordan
    September 5, 1972, eight members of the Palestinian terrorist organization, Black September, snuck into the Olympic Village at the XXThe Black September members raided the building housing the Israeli athletes. Two Israeli athletes were killed during the raid and nine others were taken hostage. th Olympic Games which were held in Munich, Germany.The Black September members raided the building housing the Israeli athletes.
  • abortion legalized in the U.S

    abortion legalized in the U.S
    Abortion has been legal in the united states since 1973...
    although the effective availability of abortion varies significantly from state to state. Abortion remains one of the most controversial topics in United States culture and politics. Roe v. Wade is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. It was one of the most helpful links to legalize abortion.
  • U.S vice presdident resigns

    U.S vice presdident resigns
    During his fifth year as Vice President, in the late summer of 1973, Agnew was under investigation by the United States Attorney's office in Baltimore, Maryland, on charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery and conspiracy. In October, he was formally charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000, while holding office as Baltimore County Executive, Governor of Maryland, and Vice President of the United States.
  • Ford is sworn in as vice president in the House chamber. Ford remarks that he is a "Ford, not a Lincoln."

    Ford is sworn in as vice president in the House chamber. Ford remarks that he is a "Ford, not a Lincoln."
    Gerald Rudolf Ford pledging "equal justice for all americans" took office as 40th vice president of the us decmeber 6th 1973. with president nixon standing right behind him. ford was sworn in to the 116 year old house of chambers, his political home for the past 25 years.
  • Terracotta Army Discovered in China

    Terracotta Army Discovered in China
    http://history1900s.about.com/od/1970s/qt/terracottaarmy.htm Terracotta Army Discovered in China (1974): On March 29, 1974, three farmers were drilling holes in the hopes of finding water to dig wells when they came upon some ancient terracotta pottery shards. It didn't take long for news of this discovery to spread and by July a Chinese archaeological team began excavating the site
  • U.S president nixon resigns

    U.S president nixon resigns
    Presdient Nixon had resigned from being president in 1974 because he did things that were agianst the law, for example : relations with china. He soon relized that if he didnt resign he would be impeached and sent to jail for his crime.
  • Gerald Ford's presidency

    Gerald Ford's presidency
    Gerald ford was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974. As the first person appointed to the vice-presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment when he became President upon Richard Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974, he became the only President of the United States who was never elected President nor Vice-President by the Electoral College.
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    http://en.wikipedia.orMicrosoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, United States that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Established 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 microsoft windows in the mid-1980s.
  • Lebanon Civil War

    Lebanon Civil War
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/wThere are over 400,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and thousands of stateless undocumented persons resident in the country. Palestinians and stateless persons are not accorded the legal rights enjoyed by the rest of the population The population of Lebanon comprises Christians and Muslims. Non-Lebanese military and paramilitary forces retain significant influence over much of the country.
  • Arthur Ashe First Black Man to Win Wimbledon

    Arthur Ashe First Black Man to Win Wimbledon
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ashe-becomes-first-black-man-to-win-wimbledon
    July 5th1975, Arthur Ashe defeats the heavily favored Jimmy Connors to become the first black man ever to win Wimbledon, the most coveted championship in tennis. Arthur Ashe began playing tennis as a boy in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. After winning a tennis scholarship to UCLA, Ashe was taken under the wing of tennis star Pancho Gonzales, who recognized the young player’s potential.
  • Two dollar bill

    Two dollar bill
    The bill was discontinued in 1966, but was reintroduced 10 years later as part of the United States Bicentennial celebrations. Today, it is rarely seen in circulation, and as a result, the production of the note is the lowest of U.S. banknotes: under 1% of all notes currently produced are $2 bills. This comparative scarcity in circulation, coupled with a lack of public awareness that the bill is still in circulation, has also inspired urban legends and, on a few occastions caused problems.
  • North and South Vietnam Join to Form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    North and South Vietnam Join to Form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    The NLF arrived in Saigon on April 30, 1975. After declaring that Vietnam was now a united country, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam was established in July 1976. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWvietnam.htm
  • Tangshan Earthquake Kills Over 240,000

    Tangshan Earthquake Kills Over 240,000
    Tangshan Earthquake, was a natural disaster that occurred on Wednesday, July 28, 1976. It is believed to be the largest earthquake of the 20th century by death toll. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Tangshan in Hebei, People's Republic of China, an industrial city with approximately one million inhabitants. The number of deaths initially reported by the Chinese government was 655,000, but this number has since been stated to be around 240,000 to 255,000.
  • California Public Safety Act

    California Public Safety Act
    Jan 1, The California Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act became effective. The concept originated around 1974. The largest supporter of POBRA was the ACLU. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law.http://timelines.ws/20thcent/1977.HTML
  • Jimmy Carters Presidency

    Jimmy Carters Presidency
    Throughout his career, Carter strongly emphasized human rights. He took office during a period of international stagflation, which persisted throughout his term. The end of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, 1980 Summer Olympics boycott by the United States of the Moscow Olympics and the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter
  • Acts of President Carter

    Acts of President Carter
    Jan 21, US President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders as long as they had not been involved in violent acts. Carter also urged 65 degrees as the maximum heat in homes to ease the energy crisis. http://timelines.ws/20thcent/1977.HTML
  • Terrorist Kiddnapping

    Terrorist Kiddnapping
    http://timelines.ws/20thcent/1978.HTMLMar 16, Red Brigade terrorists kidnapped Aldo Moro, Italian politician and 5 time PM, and killed 5 of his bodyguards. Moro, who was planning to form a government combining his Christian Democrats and the Communist Party, was later murdered by the RB. Alessio Casimiri a member of the Red Brigades was sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his role in the abduction. Casimiri escaped to Nicaragua and opened a restaurant. It was later reported that police decided not to rescure moro.
  • The Afghanistan revolution began

    The Afghanistan revolution began
    http://timelines.ws/20thcent/1978.HTMLApr 27, The Afghanistan revolution began. There was a leftist coup. Afghanistan armed forces seized power. Pres. Mohammed Daud Khan was killed and Nur Mohammad Tarakai was installed as president. Babrak Karmal became his deputy Prime Minister. It was the first country in South Asia to fall while under communist rule. In 2006 he faced war crime charges. In 2008 Afghan authorities announced they had found mass graves of the remains of ex-president Mohammad Daud Khan and 17 family members.
  • New Monuments by Jimmy Carter

    New Monuments by Jimmy Carter
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    Dec 1, Pres. Jimmy Carter proclaimed 15 new national monuments, eleven under NPS jurisdiction and two each for the Forest Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. He founded the Misty Ford monument in southeastern alaska.
  • Ayatollah Khomeini Returns as Leader of Iran

    Ayatollah Khomeini Returns as Leader of Iran
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/1/newsid_2521000/2521003.stm
    Religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini has made a triumphant return to Iran after 14 years in exile. Up to five million people lined the streets of the nation's capital, Tehran, to witness the homecoming of the Shia Muslim imam. He spent the last few months of his exile in France, near Paris, from where he co-ordinated the revolution in January that forced the Shah of Iran to go into hiding.
  • Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island

    Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island
    The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown which occurred at the Three Mile Island power plant in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States on March 28, 1979. It was the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history, and resulted in the release of small amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident
  • Iran Takes American Hostages in Tehran

    Iran Takes American Hostages in Tehran
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis
    The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States where 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamist students and militants took over the American Embassy in Tehran in support of the Iranian Revolution. President Carter called the hostages "victims of terrorism and anarchy," adding that the "United States will not yield to blackmail."