Jesse Rodriguez 8th grade 1970- 1979 time line

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    1970- 1979

  • first earth day

    In the winter of 1969-1970, a group of students met at Columbia University to hear Denis Hayes talk about his plans for Earth Day. Among the group were Fred Kent, Pete Grannis, and Kristin and William Hubbard. This New York group agreed to head up the New York City part of the national movement. Fred Kent took the lead in renting an office and recruiting volunteers. "The big break came when Mayor Lindsay agreed to shut down 5th Avenue for the event. A giant cheer went up in the office on that da
  • my lai massacer discovered

    On the eve of the attack, at the Charlie Company briefing, Captain Ernest Medina informed his men that nearly all the civilian residents of the hamlets in Sơn Mỹ village would have left for the market by 07:00 and that any who remained would be NLF or NLF sympathizers. He was also asked whether the order included the killing of women and children; those present at the briefing later gave different accounts of Medina's response.
  • apolo 13 setback

    En route to the Moon, approximately 200,000 miles (320,000 km) from Earth, Mission Control asked the crew to turn on the hydrogen and oxygen tank stirring fans, which were designed to destratify the cryogenic contents and increase the accuracy of their quantity readings. Approximately 93 seconds later the astronauts heard a loud "bang", accompanied by fluctuations in electrical power and firing of the attitude control thrusters. The crew initially thought that a meteoroid might have struck the L
  • kentstate shooting

    kentstate shooting
    the Kent state shooting happened at kent state university on may 4th. 4 died and 9 were wounded.
  • EPA created

    citing rising concerns over environmental protection and conservation, President Richard Nixon transmitted Reorganization Plan No. 3 to the United States Congress by executive order, creating the EPA as a single, independent agency from a number of smaller arms of different federal agencies. Prior to the establishment of the EPA, the federal government was not structured to comprehensively regulate environmental pollutants.
  • Bar codes introduced

    In mid-1970, the NAFC established the U.S. Supermarket Ad Hoc Committee on a Uniform Grocery Product Code, which set guidelines for barcode development and created a symbol selection subcommittee to help standardize the approach. In cooperation with consulting firm McKinsey & Co., they developed a standardized 11-digit code to identify any product. The committee then sent out a contract tender to develop a barcode system to print and read the code.
  • aswan high dam opening

    aswan high dam opening
    the aswan high dam was opened on the nile river, giving a source of electricity to egypt.
  • World Trade Center

    World Trade Center
    The World Trade Center was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan in New York City that were destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks. At the time of its completion, they were the tallest building in the world, surpassing the Empire State Building, which is also in Manhattan.
  • Walt Disney opened

    walt disney opened as a theme park on this day.
  • The London Bridge moved

    the london Bridge was moved to Lake havasu in arizona to attract attention to the area to make it a state in 1971.
  • Amtrack Created

    on may 1st, amtrack was cerated to increase safety on the railroads in america.
  • end of the gols standard in the usa

    this event was when presedent richard nixon made a end to the gold standard, makeing the monet have a fixed value.
  • state prison riot

    on this day, a prison riot happend and the prisoners took control of the facility.
  • George jackson

    a african american activist was shot dead, leading to a prison riot.
  • D.B. Cooper hi-jack

    on this day, a unidentifyed man hi-jacked a plane and asked for a ransom of 200,000. he then parachooted and dissapeared. a investigation began and if still ongoing. this remains the only unsolved hi-jacking case in american history.
  • HBO launched

  • watergate scanfal begins

    this was the day the watergate scandal began.
  • olympic games

    this was the day 7-10 terrorist killed 5 olympians, 3 tourist, and a german policeman.
  • sears/wills tower

    Willis Tower (formerly named, and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 1451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States and the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
  • usa pulls out of vietnam

    The United States began drastically reducing their troop support in South Vietnam during the final years of "Vietnamization". Many U.S. troops were removed from the region, and on 5 March 1971, the United States returned the 5th Special Forces Group, which was the first American unit deployed to South Vietnam, to its former base in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • upc barcodes introducesd and used

    upc barcodes introducesd and used
    The first UPC marked item ever scanned at a retail checkout (Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio) was at 8:01 a.m. on June 26, 1974, and was a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. The shopper was Clyde Dawson and cashier Sharon Buchanan made the first UPC scan. The cash register rang up 67 cents. The entire shopping cart also had barcoded items in it, but the gum was merely the first one picked up.
  • paul ghetty kiddnaped

    On July 10, 1973 in Rome, 16 year old John Paul Getty III was kidnapped and a ransom of $17 million was demanded over the phone for his safe return. In November 1973 an envelope containing a lock of hair and a human ear was delivered to a daily newspaper. The second demand had been delayed three weeks by an Italian postal strike. The demand threatened that Paul would be further mutilated unless $3.2 million was paid.
  • abortion legalized in denmark

    Abortion in Denmark was fully legalized on October 1, 1973, allowing the procedure to be done on-demand if a woman's pregnancy has not exceeded its twelfth week. The patient must be over the age of 18 to decide on an abortion alone; parental consent is required if she is a minor.
  • patty hearst

    this was the day patty hearst was kiddnapped. she was kiddnaped to negotiate the release of some imprisond members.
  • little leauge baseball

    this was the year that the little league let girls play baseball.
  • richard nixon resigns

    nixon resigns because he is near impeachment.
  • speed limit

    on this day, the speed limit in the usa was set to 60 mph.
  • microsoft found

    this was the day bill gates found microsoft.
  • Ashe won Wimbledon

    ashe was the first black man to win wimbledon.
  • soulth vietnam doomed

    this was the day north vietnam took over soulth vietnam
  • hoffa dissapeared

    this was the day hoffa was to meet 2 mafia leaders, but dissapeared. they did not find him and he was declared dead.
  • 2 assasination attemts on ford

    there where 2 assasination attemts. one was on this day, and one 17 days later.
  • apple established

    the first apple computer established
  • Nadia Elena Comăneci

    first gymnastic to be awarded a perfect 10 in the olympic gymnastic.
  • Betamax released

    this was the day that sony released the system betamax, a video caset recording system.
  • Legionnaire dieses

    a outbreak of bacterial at a meeting that was in the air conditioning.
  • red dye #2 banned

    this dye was banned because it caused cancer.
  • roots

    roots won 9 emmys and was a mini-series
  • oil pipelink in alaska complet

  • new york city black out

    there was a accident at a hydro plant that caused a 1 day black out.
  • Janelle Commissiong

    first black women to win the miss universe.
  • evlis dead

    Presley was scheduled to fly out of Memphis on the evening of August 16, 1977, to begin another tour. That afternoon, Alden discovered him unresponsive on his bathroom floor. Attempts to revive him failed, and death was officially pronounced at 3:30 pm at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
  • louis brown

    he was the first baby to be born from viro fertalization
  • johnstown massacre

    there was a warning of some sort and templers told the citizens to commit "revolutionary scuicide"
  • gambling legalized in atlantic city

  • love cannal

    the love cannnal was build on a pile of chemical waist.
  • john paul becomes pope

  • powerplant malfunction

    On March 28, 1979, there was a cooling system malfunction that caused a partial melt-down of the reactor core. This loss-of-coolant accident resulted in the release of a significant amount of radioactivity, estimated at 43,000 curies of radioactive krypton-85 gas (half life 10 yrs), but less than 20 curies of the especially hazardous iodine-131 (half life 8 days), into the surrounding environment.
  • moral majority

    In 1979, Falwell founded the Moral Majority, which became one of the largest political lobby groups for evangelical Christians in the United States during the 1980s The Moral Majority was founded as being "pro-family", "pro-life", "pro-defense" and pro-Israel. The group is credited with delivering two thirds of the white, evangelical Christian vote to Ronald Reagan during the 1980 presidential election. During his time as head of the Moral Majority, Falwell consistently pushed for Republican can
  • new premier

    The Premiership of Margaret Thatcher began on 4 May 1979, with a mandate to reverse the UK's economic decline and to reduce the role of the state in the economy. Margaret Thatcher was incensed by one contemporary view within the Civil Service, that its job was to manage the UK's decline from the days of Empire, and she wanted the country to assert a higher level of influence and leadership in international affairs.
  • ESPN launched

    Founded by Bill Rasmussen, his son Scott Rasmussen and Getty Oil executive Stuart Evey, it launched on September 7, 1979, under the direction of Chet Simmons, the network's President and CEO (and later the United States Football League's first commissioner). Getty Oil Company provided the funding to begin the new venture. Geoff Bray of New Britain, CT was chosen as the architect. George Bodenheimer is ESPN's current president, a position he has held since November 19, 1998.