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  • Arab-Israeli War begins

    Arab-Israeli War begins
    Fighting began with attacks by irregular bands of Palestinian Arabs attached to local units of the Arab Liberation Army composed of volunteers from Palestine and neighboring Arab countries.
  • sam walton opens first walmart

    sam walton opens first walmart
    Sam Walton opens the first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • Israeli-Palestine conflict begins

    Israeli-Palestine conflict begins
    This conflict came from the inter communal violence in Mandatory Palestine between Israelis and Arabs from 1920 and erupted into full-scale hostilities in the 1947–48 civil war.
  • Six day war

    Six day war
    In six days of fighting, Israel occupied the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, the Golan Heights of Syria, and the West Bank and Arab sector of East Jerusalem, both previously under Jordanian rule.
  • OPEC Oil Embargo

    OPEC Oil Embargo
    During the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) imposed an embargo against the United States in retaliation for the U.S. decision to re-supply the Israeli military and to gain leverage in the post-war peace negotiations.
  • First Cell-phones

    First Cell-phones
    The first handheld cellular phone call was made on April 3, 1973, by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper from Sixth Avenue in New York while walking between 53rd and 54th streets.
  • National Rifle Associate (NRA) Lobbying Begins

    National Rifle Associate (NRA) Lobbying Begins
    the NRA created a committee to lobby for legislation in the interest of the organization. Its first lobbying effort was to petition the New York State legislature for $25,000 to purchase land to set up a range.
  • bill gates starts microsoft

    bill gates starts microsoft
    Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows.
  • steve jobs starts apple

    steve jobs starts apple
    the 20-year-old Jobs and Wozniak set up shop in Jobs' parents' garage, dubbed the venture Apple, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I. To generate the $1,350 in capital they used to start Apple, Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus, and Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard calculator.
  • Community Reinvestment act of 1977

    Community Reinvestment act of 1977
    a federal law enacted in 1977 to encourage depository institutions to meet the credit needs of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    The Camp David Accords, signed by President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in September 1978, established a framework for a historic peace treaty concluded between Israel and Egypt in March 1979.
  • Egypt-Israel peace Treaty

    Egypt-Israel peace Treaty
    The main features of the treaty were mutual recognition, cessation of the state of war that had existed since the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, normalization of relations and the complete withdrawal by Israel of its armed forces and civilians from the Sinai Peninsula which Israel had captured during the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    Iranian students seized the embassy and detained more than 50 Americans, ranging from the Chargé d'Affaires to the most junior members of the staff, as hostages.
  • conservative resurgence

    conservative resurgence
    It was launched with the charge that the seminaries and denominational agencies were dominated by liberals. The movement was primarily aimed at reorienting the denomination away from a liberal trajectory.
  • "Trickle Down Economics"

    "Trickle Down Economics"
    is a theory that claims benefits for the wealthy trickle down to everyone else.
  • War on Drugs

    War on Drugs
    a phrase used to refer to a government-led initiative that aims to stop illegal drug use, distribution and trade by dramatically increasing prison sentences for both drug dealers and users. The movement started in the 1970s and is still evolving today.
  • AIDS Epidemic

    AIDS Epidemic
    the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report about five previously healthy homosexual men becoming infected with Pneumocystis pneumonia, which is caused by the normally harmless fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii.
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Appointment to U.S Supreme Court

    Sandra Day O'Connor Appointment to U.S Supreme Court
    President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O'Connor, an Arizona court of appeals judge, to be the first woman Supreme Court justice in U.S. history.
  • Marines in Lebanon

    Marines in Lebanon
    a suicide bomber driving a van devastated the U.S. embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people, including 17 Americans.
  • Iran-Contra Affair

    Iran-Contra Affair
    was a political scandal in the United States that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration.
  • The Oprah Winfrey show first airs

    The Oprah Winfrey show first airs
  • "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down this wall!"

    "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down this wall!"
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan spoke near the wall in front of Berlin's famous Brandenburg Gate. Reagan's speech echoed the message of another famous American at the Berlin Wall some 24 years before.
  • end of cold war

    end of cold war
    During 1989 and 1990, the Berlin Wall came down, borders opened, and free elections ousted Communist regimes everywhere in eastern Europe.