Good Ole Days

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    The Good Ole Days

  • The United States is affected by the Arab Oil Embargo;

    gasoline prices skyrocket as supplies of gasoline and heating oil are in short supply. In response, daylight saving time is started in January (nearly four months earlier than usual), and the national speed limit is lowered to 55 mph.
  • Skylab is launched as the USA's first space station.

  • TWatergate scandal: The House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach the President he Senate Watergate hearings begin, highlighted by Fred Thompson's discovery of Nixon's secret tapes.

  • The Paris Peace Accords ends direct U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

  • Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling overturns state laws against abortion.

  • President Nixon and Vice President Agnew begin second terms.

  • Watergate scandal: Ford pardons Nixon for any crimes he may have committed against the United States while President, believing it to be in the "best interests of the country."

  • Watergate scandal: The House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach the President

  • Presidency Of Gerald R. Ford

  • The 1974 Super Outbreak, the second-largest series of tornadoes in history (at 148), hits 13 U.S. states and one Canadian province; 315 people are killed and more than 5,000 are injured.

  • The Apollo–Soyuz Test Project begins, where an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock in orbit, marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.

  • Bill Gates founds Microsoft, which will eventually dominate the home computer operating system market.

  • Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.

  • The Vietnam War ends.

  • Presidency of Jimmy Carter

  • Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne found Apple Inc.

  • The science-fiction space opera film Star Wars debuts in theaters.

  • Carter sworn in as the 39th President, Mondale as Vice President

  • U.S. presidential election, 1980: Ronald Reagan is elected president, with George H. W. Bush elected vice president

  • The Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington on 18 May kills 57.

  • The Refugee Act is signed into law, reforming United States immigration law and admitted refugees on systematic basis for humanitarian reasons

  • The United States boycotts the Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; also announces a grain embargo against the Soviet Union with the support of the European Commission.

  • Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • A hotel walkway collapses in Kansas City, Missouri, killing 114 and injuring over 200; it was the deadliest structural collapse to occur in the United States until 9/11.

  • 1982 United States is part of the global recession, with national unemployment as high as 9%, with some areas much higher, and inflation as high as 13.5%. Early_1980s_recession

  • Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr.

  • Ronald Reagan inaugurated as the 40th President (January 20, 1981-January 20, 1989); George Bush becomes Vice President. On the same day Iran releases hostages, marking the end of the Iran hostage crisis.

  • President Reagan and Vice President Bush begin their second terms.

  • Tax Reform Act of 1986

  • The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by President Reagan.

  • The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C. by President Reagan and Soviet Premier Gorbachev.

  • The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty goes into effect.

  • Severe droughts and massive heat wave gripping the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. The crisis reaches its peak with the Yellowstone fires of 1988.

  • The Senate votes to turn the Panama Canal over to Panamanian control on December 31, 1999.