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  • Aswan High Damn completed

    during 1960 and 1970, the Aswan High Dam was being constructed to increase economic production by modifying river flooding and to provide storage of water for the use of agriculture and to later generate hydroelectricity. It is located in Aswan, Egypt whose reservoir is Lake Nasser.
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  • Computer floppy disk

    The first “floppy disk” was introduced in 1970 to technology. It came about when the IBM gave their storage development center a task to develop something that was inexpensive, reliable, and had good capacity to load microcode into their computer systems.
  • Apollo 13 Mission

    : Apollo 13 was intended to be the third mission to carry humans to the surface of the Moon, but an explosion of one of the oxygen tanks and resulting damage to other systems resulted in the mission being aborted before the planned lunar landing could take place.
  • First earth day

    Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated that year, and Earth Day is now observed on April 22 each year by more than 500 million people and several national governments in 175 countries.
  • Black Power

    serious NJAC and the Black challenge to Prime Minister Eric Williams' authority. The Black Power Revolution began with a 1970 Carnival band named Pinetoppers whose presentation entitled the truth about Africa included portrayals of "revolutionary heroes" including Fidel Castro, Stokely Carmichael and Tubal Uriah Butler.
  • superbowl

    1. Kansas City Chiefs won against Minnesota Vikings. 23-7
  • World Trade Center

    simply known as 1 WTC or 1 World Trade Center (formerly named and still colloquially known as the Freedom Tower)[4], is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York. The tower will be located in the northwest corner of the World Trade Center site, and will occupy the location where the original 8-story 6 World Trade Center once stood.
  • EPA is created

    The EPA helps keep the environment clean and safe from harm. They make sure that nothing bad gets into our water, and air, which is good because some of the things in there are dangerous for our health.
  • the first bar codes

    With the involvement of barcodes, stores have been able to sell many things in a more efficient way. Now that barcodes are used worldwide, more professionals are able to use it in their field of performance.
  • Beatles Break up

    Universally well known “Beatles” publically announced their breakup on December 31, 1970, it created much shock and upset to all of the fans. It was all caused by when first Brian Epstein passed away, who was the English entrepreneur and Beatles manager.
  • Amtrak created

    The Amtrak was created in May, 1 1971. The Amtrak was created to provide intercity passenger train. The headquarters of the Amtrak is Union Station in Washington, D.C. The Amtrak runs on 21,000 miles of track, connected to 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces.
  • Cigarette Ads Banded from TV

    The cigarettes wads were taken off were mainly towards children. America did not want to affect the future faces of America. America was already affected with the current smokers smoking, and did not want any more smokers, which made the society mentally and physically unhealthy
  • Direct Dial between NY and London

    China joins the UN China was in isolation and so it was a big deal that China came out of the cocoon and joined the party.
  • microprocessor is introduced

    The microprocessor has affected us a lot, because the microprocessor is basically in everything. If we didn’t have the microprocessor, we wouldn’t be able to use the stuff we had today, the way we use them today.
  • D.B. Cooper

    This was a scary sensation because now people see that not everybody is a good person. They didn’t have security back then, and so this showed them that planes can turn into a killing machine if it lands in the wrong hands.
  • superbowl

    1971 .Baltimore Colts won against the Dallas Cowboys. 16-13
  • The Pentagon Papers Released

    it showed the American people that they should blindly trust the government and not just take their word for it. Despite an attempt to conceal the evidence researched by the government, the 47 volume study was given to the New York Times and The Washington Post who printed excerpts from the study. It revealed the Eisenhower had been warned against involvment by his generals, Kennedy had approved the overthrow of the Sout Vietnam president, and Johnson's covert operations had sparked the Tonkin G
  • VCR’S Introduced

    The first VCR was created by Sony in 1971. This was the first ever video cassette recorder and play back machine.
  • First benefit concert organized for Bangladesh by George Harrison

    The Concert For Bangladesh was the event title for two benefit concerts organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, held at noon and at 7:00 p.m. on August 1, 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • South Vietnam and U.S invade Laos

    On April 30 President Richard Nixon announced to a national television audience that US troops were invading Cambodia, the country west of Vietnam through which the North Vietnamese military was supplying their troops in the South. In fact, the US had been conducting bombing raids in Cambodia for over a year.
  • London bridge brought to America

    The bridge The London Bridge which was built in 1820 was dismantled stone by stone and reassembled at Lake Havasu City in Arizona in 1973. was replaced because it could no longer cope with modern traffic conditions. The bridge was completed in 1971 along with a canal, and links an island in the lake with the main part of Lake Havasu City.
  • End of the gold standard for US currency

    If gold goes up then the value goes up. Fort Knox is where they keep the gold. Richard Nixon took the US out of the gold standard. Fiat Money- has value because the government. The government backs up the value of the money not the gold.
  • superbowl

    1972 Dallas Cowboys won against Miami Dolphins 24-3
  • president nixon elected

    President Nixon had been elected on a promise to Vietnamize the war, meaning more fighting would be turned over to the South Vietnamese army, and to start bringing home American troops. When the President ordered US troops into Cambodia and ordered more bombings, the result was a tremendous uproar at home with more marches and demonstrations.
  • Abortion event

    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. Prior to "Roe", there were exceptions to the abortion ban in at least 10 states
  • superbowl

    1. Miami Dolphins won against Washington Redskins 14-7
  • endangered species act

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the dozens of United States environmental laws passed in the 1970s. Signed into law by President Richard Nixon on December 28, 1973, it was designed to protect critically imperiled species from extinction as a "consequence of economic growth and development untendered by adequate concern and conservation."
  • war power act

    the War Powers Act established procedures for both branches to share in decisions that might get the United States involved in war. It was passed on November 7, 1973 over the veto of President Nixon. This Act seeks to define and limit the powers of the president to command the armed forces. The most important provision is that if the U.S. armed forces go into combat the president must get a resolution from congress authorizing the mission.
  • paul getty kidnapped

    Paul Getty Gets Kidnapped: His father moved back to England, and at 3am on 10 July 1973, Getty was kidnapped in the Piazza Farnese in Rome. A ransom note was received, demanding $17 million in exchange for his safe return.
  • 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 outbreak of iran

    The outbreak of the Iran-Iraq War in 1980 followed a decade of rising oil prices and fluctuating oil supplies, both of which had fueled the ascendance of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries). The industrialized oil-importing nations of the non-Communist world and their major oil companies feared that the Iran-Iraq War would compound these trends.
  • patty hearst kidnapped

    February 4, 1974, the 19-year-old Hearst was kidnapped from the Berkeley, California apartment she shared with her fiancé Steven Weed by a left-wing urban guerrilla group called the Symbionese Liberation Army. When the attempt to swap Hearst for jailed SLA members failed, the SLA demanded that the captive's family distribute $70 worth of food to every needy Californian – an operation that would cost an estimated $400 million.
  • gerald ford pardons nixon

    On September 8, 1974, one month after President Richard Nixon resigned the presidency amid the Watergate scandal, his successor, President Gerald R. Ford, announced his decision to grant Nixon a full pardon for any crimes he may have committed while in office.
  • freedom of information act

    Following the Watergate scandal, President Gerald R. Ford wanted to sign Freedom of Information Act-strengthening amendments in the Privacy Act of 1974, but concern (by his chief of staff Donald Rumsfeld and deputy Richard Cheney) about leaks and legal arguments that the bill was unconstitutional (by government lawyer Antonin Scalia, among others) persuaded Ford to veto the bill, according to documents declassified in 2004
  • president nixon resigns

    In light of his loss of political support and the near certainty of impeachment, Nixon resigned the office of the presidency on August 9, 1974, after addressing the nation on television the previous evening.
    The resignation speech was delivered on August 8, 1974, at 9:01 pm Eastern time from the Oval Office and was carried live on radio and television.
  • superbowl

    1974 . Miami Dolphins won against Minnesota Vikings 24-7
  • girls allowed to play in little league

    So, in 1974, Little League Softball for girls was created, and the baseball rules and regulations were made non-gender specific. In 1974, nearly 30,000 girls signed up for the softball program. One in 57 Little Leaguers that year was a girl.
    The move came amid lively debates on women's rights. It was three years after President Nixon signed Title IX into law, giving women greater opportunities to receive scholarships and funding for college athletics.
  • National Speed Limit 55

    In late November 1973, Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe recommended adoption of a 55 mph statewide limit. On December 4, the Texas Highway Commission, with a 3-0 vote, adopted this 55 mph speed limit, citing unsafe speed differentials between the flow of traffic and people driving too slowly to comply with President Nixon's and Governor Briscoe's requests for voluntary slowdowns
  • Saigon Falls to Communism

    The Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front on April 30, 1975. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period leading to the formal reunification of Vietnam under communist rule.
  • Francisco Franco

    Francisco Franco, the son of a naval postmaster, was born in El Ferrol, Spain, on 4th December, 1892. Franco graduated from the Toledo Military Academy in 1910. Commissioned into the 8th Regiment he was posted to Morocco in 1913. Although physically small he proved to be a courageous officer and won rapid promotion.
  • superbowl

    1975 . Pittsburg Steelers won against Minnesota Vikings 16-6
  • Microsoft Was Created

    Microsoft was formed soon after the introduction of the Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) Altair, the first "personal computer," a build-it-yourself kit for hobbyists. Bill Gates and Paul Allen seized the opportunity to transform this early PC into a breakthrough -- the Altair needed software, a programming language that could make it perform useful computing tasks. That's when it all began.
  • Arthur Ashe

    Tennis player. Born Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. on July 10,1943, in Richmond, Virginia. The oldest of Arthur Ashe, Sr. and Mattie Cunningham's two sons, Arthur Ashe, Jr. blended finesse and power to forge a groundbreaking tennis game. He became the first, and currently only, African-American to win the men's singles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, or the Australian Open.
  • Computerized Supermarkets checkouts begin to appear

    In the 1975’s when you went to the grocery store or went somewhere to by food, clothing, or any type of item. It isn’t like the days today when you can just ring up the item and it be ready to pay for, back in the day they had to find the barcode on the bottom and type in every number on it into the register, it took a very long time to do, and if you had a lot of groceries it would take a really, really long time.
  • Jimmy Hoffa Disappears

    Hoffa was involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, as an organizer from 1932 to 1975. He served as the union's General President from 1958 to 1971. He secured the first national agreement for teamsters' rates in 1964, and played a major role in the growth and development of the union, which eventually became the largest single union in the United States, with over 1.5 million members during his terms as its leader.
  • President Ford Assassination Attemps (2)

    Ford faced two assassination attempts during his presidency, occurring within three weeks of each other: while in Sacramento, California, on September 5, 1975, Lynette Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, pointed a Colt .45-caliber handgun at Ford. As Fromme pulled the trigger, Larry Buendorf,] a Secret Service agent,
  • Catalytic Converters Introduced On Cars

    A catalytic converter (colloquially, "cat" or "catcon") is a device used to reduce the array of emissions from an internal combustion engine. A catalytic converter works by using a catalyst to stimulate a chemical reaction in which the by-products of combustion are converted to produce less harmful and/or inert substances, such as the very poisonous carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. In automobiles, this typically results in 90% conversion of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides in
  • : Legionnaires diseases strikes 182, kills 29

    The Legionnaires disease is a form of pneumonia by the Bacillus Legionella pneumophila. The disease gets its name from the American Legion, a U.S military veteran organization in a Philadelphia hotel where 182 Legionnaires contracted the disease. 29 of the Legionnaires that had contracted the disease died.
  • Karen Ann Quinlan

    Karen Ann was an important person in the right to die controversy. She was 21 and after arriving home from a party, she was unconscious. She had consumed diazepam, and dextropopoxyphene, as well as alcohol. Karen was lapsed into vegetative state. She was kept alive on a ventilator for several months.
  • Betamax VCRS’s released

    The Betamax VCR was released on May 19th 1967; it was a home video cassette tape recording format developed by Sony. The ½ an inch wide cassette video tape design format was very similar to the earlier U-Matic format, which was ¾ an inch.
  • superbowl

    1976 Pittsburg Steelers Dallas Cowboys 21-17
  • Entebbe Air Raid

    On July 4th 1976, Operation Entebbe took place. It was a hostage-rescue mission carried out by the IDF (Israel Defense Force) at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda, Africa. A week earlier before this mass operation an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by terrorists and was flown to Entebbe.
  • Mao Tse Tung dies.

    Mao Tse Tung died on September 9th 1967 at the age of 82. The cause of his death was from the disease of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, another reason for his death was due to his addiction to smoking. His death came upon the end of a long decline (5 years).
  • N and S Vietnam Join to Form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

  • West Point admits women

    the Secretaries of the military departments concerned shall take such action as may be necessary and appropriate to insure that (1) female individuals shall be eligible for appointment and admission to the service academy concerned, beginning in calendar year 1976,
  • Miniseries roots airs

    Roots is a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haley's work Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Roots received 36 Emmy Award nominations, winning nine; it also won a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented Nielsen ratings with the finale still standing as the third-highest rated U.S. television program ever. It was shot on a budget of $6 million.
  • 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 only neighborhoods in New York City that were not affected were the Southern Queens, and neighborhoods of the Rockaway, which are part of the Long Island Lighting Company System.
  • Elvis Presley found dead 1977

    Elvis Presley January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King”. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13.
  • President carter pardons Vietnam draft dodgers

    On this day in 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War. In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad in the late 1960s and early 70s to avoid serving in the war.
  • Alaskan pipeline completed

    President Carter has promised decision on neutron bomb next month and Senator has debated with regard to funds for it; now there is indications bomb’s development further along than thought.
  • Neutron bomb funding began

    The neutron bomb is designed as a tactical nuclear weapon to be used on small-scale battlefields. Employed as warheads in Lance missiles with a 75-mi. range or as 8-in. shells for artillery with an 8-mi. range, 1-kiloton neutron bombs would be aimed to explode 130 yd. above the enemy.
  • 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, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequels, released at three-year intervals.
  • 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. 24-year-old Janelle Commissions earned Trinidad & Tobago its first Miss Universe crown as well as becoming the first black woman to win the title.
  • Red dye #2 is banned

    Even today, artificial dyes are subject to some of the most bizarre fears and nastiest urban legends. Blame Red Dye No. 2. In the 1970s, Soviet scientists claimed a link between the dye — used in everything from sausage casings and ice cream to makeup — and cancer, and U.S. tests proved some correlation as well. Though it was never linked to any deaths or illnesses, the substance was banned from U.S. shelves in 1976.
  • Peoples Temple Agricultural Project

    Jonestown was the informal name for the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, an intentional community in northwestern Guyana formed by the Peoples Temple, a cult led by Jim Jones. It became internationally notorious when, on November 18, 1978, 918 people died in the settlement as well as in a nearby airstrip and in Georgetown, Guyana's capital.
  • superbowl

    1. Oakland Raiders won against Minnesota Vikings 32-14
  • Atlantic City Permits Gambling

    : In an effort at revitalizing the city, New Jersey voters in 1976 approved casino gambling for Atlantic City; this came after a 1974 referendum on legalized gambling failed to pass. Immediately after the legislation passed, the owners of the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel began converting it into the Resorts International. It was the first legal casino in the eastern United States when it opened on May 26, 1978.
  • aswan high damn completed

    The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970. It aimed to increase economic production by further regulating the annual river flooding and providing storage of water for agriculture, and later, to generate hydroelectricity. The dam has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt.
  • camp david

    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.[1] The two framework agreements were signed at the White House, and were witnessed by United States President Jimmy Carter.
  • Pope

    The second conclave of 1978 commenced on 14 October, ten days after the funeral of Pope John Paul I. It was divided between two particularly strong candidates for the papacy: Giuseppe Cardinal Siri, the conservative Archbishop of Genoa, and the liberal Archbishop of Florence, Giovanni Cardinal Benelli, a close associate of John Paul I.[64]
  • Love Canal

    The lack of public interest in Love Canal made matters worse for the homeowners' association, which now battled two organizations who were spending vast amounts of money to disprove negligence. Initially, members of the association had been frustrated by the lack of a public entity that could advise and defend them.
  • superbowl

    1979 Pittsburg Steelers won against Dallas Cowboys 35-31