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Jordynn C's Seventies Timeline

  • Aswan High Dam Completed

    Aswan High Dam Completed
    Aswan High Dam completed in 1970. Aswan High Dam is important because it provides electricity for the people of Egypt in extremely hot weather.
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  • Apollo 13 Mission Suffers Huge Setback

    Apollo 13 Mission Suffers Huge Setback
    They were already up in space and then one of the air tanks exploded because a meteorite hit the ship. The scientists on the ground had to figure out how to get the astronauts air clean by using only what they had on the space ship.
  • Palestinian Group Hijacks Five Planes

    On February 21st, 1970, A.P.F.L.P. splinter group detonates altitude bombs in two airplanes, causing one to crash while the other one lands safely. Forty-seven people were killed, and both P.F.L.P. and other Palestinian guerrilla organizations condemn the attacks. On July 22nd, two days before the P.F.L.P members go on trial in Greece; six other hijack an Olympic Airways flight from Beirut to Athens.
  • The Beatles Break Up

    The Beatles Break Up
    The Beatles Breakup. The fight started when John Lennon made a comment that 'The Beatles are more popluar than Christ'. By this he meant that more people go to their concerts and buy their merchandise rather than go to church or spend time with God. Lennon never said that the Beatles were better than Christ, because no one is better than our Lord and Savior.
  • First Earth Day

    First Earth Day
    The idea for Earth day evolved over a period of seven years starting in 1962. But on April 22nd, 1970, was the first real Earth Day. On the first Earth Day, millions of Americans of all ages and from all walks of life participated in Earth Day celebrations from coast to coast. Americans made it clear that they understood and were deeply concerned over the deterioration of our environment and the mindless dissipation of our resources
  • Bar Codes Introduced in the UK on Reatil Products

    Bar Codes Introduced in the UK on Reatil Products
    Big question: How can I fight for the country and die in another country and I can’t even vote for who I think should be the president?
  • Kent State Shootings

    Kent State Shootings
    On May 4th, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine Kent State students. The impact of the shootings was dramatic. The event triggered a nationwide student strike that forced hundreds of colleges and universities to close. The shootings have come to symbolize the deep political and social divisions that so sharply divided the country during the Vietnam War era.
  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Orioles
    Superbowl: Chiefs
    Song of the Year: Let It Be-Beatles
  • 18 Year Old Given the Vote

    Big question: How can I fight for the country and die in another country and I can’t even vote for who I think should be the president?
  • Computer Floppy Disks Introduced

    Computer Floppy Disks Introduced
    It was invented by American Information Technology Company, IBM. The portability of data. You can take these floppy disks anywhere with you.
  • Soldiers Found Guilty of Murder in My Lei Massacre

    Because it was not war. They actually committed murder. Enforcement of the Geneva Convention rules of war. Holding soldiers accountable for what they did.
  • World Trade Center is Completed

    World Trade Center is Completed
    The Twin towers are completed the year that the Palestinian group hijacked five planes. This symbolized World Trade.
  • EPA is Created

    EPA is Created
    On December 2nd, 1970, EPA was established to consolidate, to bring separate pieces to form one big piece. It’s a federal agency. The government is forcing these laws. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • London Bridge Brought to US

    The London Bridge brought millions of people to see the London Bridge in the middle of the desert.
  • Amtrak Created

    The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak (reporting mark AMTK), is a government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States
  • D.B. Cooper

    D. B. Cooper is the name popularly used to refer an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, USA on November 24, 1971, extorted USD $200,000 in ransom, and parachuted to an uncertain fate
  • Cigarette Ads are Banned on TV

    Cigarette Ads are Banned on TV
    Television is paid for having commercials. Children were getting the wrong idea from seeing people smoke on TV.
  • VCRs Introduced

    Hmm... It says on most websites that I checked out that VCRs were introduced in 1975...??????????
  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Pirates
    Superbowl: Colts
    Song of the Year: Just My Imagination-The Temptations
  • End of Gold Standard for US Currency

    The dollar value and the gold value go down. When the dollar is backed by gold you actually have to have the gold. The biggest and most used currency in the world is the U.S. dollar. FIAT money: Has value because the government says so. Government backs up value of money not gold.

  • Pentagon Papers are Released

    It got the citizens angry at the government. They were mad because Nixon had lied to them. It showed the American people that blind trust can be damaged.
  • Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Ed

    Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, 402 U.S. 1 (1971) was an important United States Supreme Court case dealing with the busing of students to promote integration in public schools
  • Microprocessor Introduced

    Microprocessor Introduced
    Advanced new technology. Now, you have microprocessors in everything.
  • 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
  • Attica State Prison Riots

    The Attica Prison riot occurred at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, United States in 1971. The riot was based in part upon prisoners' demands for better living conditions, and was led in large part by a small band of political revolutionaries
  • China Joins the UN

    China was not in the UN before this. They are a big country and they have millions of people. Both countries are communist. They can talk and work out their differences.
  • Disney World Opens

    The Walt Disney World Resort, sometimes shortened to Walt Disney World or Disney World, is the world's largest and most-visited recreational resort. Located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Orlando, Florida, USA, the resort covers an area of 30,080-acre (47.00 sq mi; 121.7 km2) and includes four theme parks, two water parks, 23 on-site themed resort hotels (excluding eight that are on-site, but not owned by the Walt Disney Company), including a campground, two health spas and physical
  • US invade Laos

    A U.S.-South Vietnamese invasion of southern Laos has been underway since early Monday, but Washington is still trying to keep the action a secret. Japan's Kyodo News Service reported from Saigon yesterday that between 4000 and 5000 South Vietnamese troops parachuted into Southern Laos early Monday. Kyodo said that U.S. planes and helicopters were assisting in the operation, but that no American ground combat troops were involved
  • Direct Dial between New York and London

    You did not need an operator to talk to someone across the world from you.
  • Nixon Visits China

    U.S. President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to the People's Republic of China was an important step in formally normalizing relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China. It marked the first time a U.S. president had visited the PRC, who at that time considered the U.S. one of its staunchest foes. The visit has become a metaphor for an unexpected or uncharacteristic action by a politician.
  • First Successful Video Game Launched

    Pong (marketed as PONG) is one of the earliest arcade video games, and is a tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. While other arcade video games such as Computer Space came before it, Pong was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity
  • Title IX Signed into Law by Nixon

    "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." President Richard Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.) into law on June 23, 1972.
  • HBO Launched

    HBO, an initialism of its full (legal) name Home Box Office, is an American premium cable television network, owned by Time Warner
  • SSI Introduced

    Helps people that were in War have more money. Funded by the government
  • Watergate Scandal Begins

    : The Watergate scandal was a political scandal during the 1970s in the United States resulting from the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. Effects of the scandal ultimately led to the resignation of the President of the United States, Richard Nixon, on August 9, 1974, the first and only resignation of any U.S. President
  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Athletics
    Superbowl: COWBOYS!!!!!
    Song of the Year: I Can See Clearly Now-Johnny Nash
  • George Wallace Shot While Campaigning

    Wallace's campaign went extremely well. However, Wallace was shot five times by Arthur Bremer while campaigning in Laurel, Maryland, on May 15, 1972, at a time when he was receiving high ratings in the opinion polls. Bremer was seen at a Wallace rally in Wheaton, Maryland, earlier that day and two days earlier at a rally in Dearborn, Michigan. As one of the bullets lodged in Wallace's spinal column, Wallace was left paralyzed from the waist down.
  • MASH TV Shows

    It says that MASH was introduced in 1970... Hm....??????
  • Nixon Visits Soviet Union

    In 1971 Nixon made the dramatic announcements that he would visit Peking and Moscow in the first half of 1972. He announced progress in the negotiations with the Soviet Union on an arms limitation treaty. The visit to Peking took place in February and he was invited to meet Chairman Mao Zedong, a mark of high respect. In May, he visited Moscow and signed the agreement limiting the nuclear arsenals of the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Wars Act Passed

    The War Powers Act is found as 50 USC S.1541-1548, passed in 1973 over the veto of President Nixon.
  • Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals

    Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is a retired American swimmer. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, an achievement surpassed only by Michael Phelps who won eight gold’s at the 2008 Olympics. Between 1968 and 1972, Spitz won nine Olympic gold’s plus a silver and a bronze, five Pan American gold’s, 31 US Amateur Athletic Union titles and eight US National Collegiate Athletic Association titles. During those years, he set 33 world records
  • Terrorists Attack the olympic Games in Munich

    The Munich massacre is an informal name for events that occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Bavaria in southern West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually murdered by the Islamic terrorist group Black September.
  • Supreme Court Rules Agaisnt Death Penalty

    The U.S. Supreme Court effectively voids 40 state death penalty statutes and suspends capital punishment, ruling that death sentences are handed down arbitrarily, violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment."
  • KKK Riots in NYC

    Ku Klux Klan, often abbreviated KKK and informally known as The Klan, is the name of three distinct past and present far-right organizations in the United States, which have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism
  • Pocket Calculators Introduced

    An electronic calculator (usually called simply a calculator) is a small, 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
  • Last Man on the Moon

    Apollo 17 was the eleventh and final manned mission in the American Apollo space program. Launched at 12:33 a.m. EST on December 7, 1972, with a crew of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 remains the most recent manned Moon landing and the most recent manned flight beyond low Earth orbit
  • OPEC doubles price of oil

    The 'Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' is an intergovernmental organization of twelve developing countries made up of Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela
  • UPC Barcodes come to US

    A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data, which shows data about the object to which it attaches
  • Abortion Legalized in the US

    Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), was a landmark controversial decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion
  • The Wars Powers Act

    The law was adopted in the form of a United States Congress joint resolution; this provides that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or in case of "a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces
  • Endangered Species Act

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. § 136, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq. , ESA) 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 untempered by adequate concern and conservation."
  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Athletics
    Superbowl: Dolphins
    Song of the Year: My Love-Paul McCartney
  • US Vice President Resigns

    Less than a year before Richard M. Nixon's resignation as president of the United States, Spiro Agnew becomes the first U.S. vice president to resign in disgrace.
  • Paul Getty Kidnapped

    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. However, "the family suspected a ploy by the rebellious teenager to extract money from his miserly grandfather
  • US Pulls out of Vietnam

    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
  • Sears Tower Built

    Sears, officially named Sears, Roebuck and Co., is an American chain of department stores which was founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in the late 19th century
  • Girls Allowed to Play in Little League Baseball

    Over thirty years ago, Little League Baseball was changed forever - a change that eventually would allow millions of girls to participate in the worlds largest organized youth sports program.
  • U.S. President Nixon Resigns

    Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, in office from 1969 to 1974. He served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, the only person to be elected twice to both the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. A member of the Republican Party, he was the only President to resign the office.
  • Freedom of Information Act passed over Ford’s veto

    Congress passes the "Freedom of Information Act" passed over Gerald Ford’s Veto allowing for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States Government. The Freedom of Information Act strengthened amendments in the Privacy Act of 1974 following the Nixon Watergate scandal
  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Athletics
    Superbowl: Dolphins
    Song of the Year: Cat's in the Cradle-Harry Chapin
  • Patty Hearst Kidnapped

    Patricia Campbell Hearst (born February 20, 1954), now known as Patricia Campbell Hearst Shaw, is an American newspaper heiress, socialite, actress, kidnap victim, and convicted bank robber.
  • Gerald Ford Pardons Nixon

    On September 8, 1974, Ford issued Proclamation 4311, which gave Nixon a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he may have committed against the United States while President
  • National Speed Limit 55

    After the national speed limit of 55 miles per hour was imposed in 1974, the number of deaths per mile driven on a highway fell abruptly as a result. Since then, however, the average speed of vehicles on highways has risen, but the number of deaths per mile driven on a highway has continued to fall.
  • Francisco Franco Dies

    Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo de Franco y Bahamonde Salgado-Araujo y Pardo de Andrade (4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975), commonly known as Franco (Spanish pronunciation: , was a Spanish military general and head of state of Spain from October 1936 (whole nation from 1939 onwards), and de facto regent of the nominally restored Kingdom of Spain from 1947 until his death in November 1975. Franco used the title Caudillo de España, por la gracia de Dios, meaning Leader of Spain.
  • Saigon Falls To Communism

    This is the day that southern Vietnam lost the war to the north. The south half of Vietnam did not stand a chance against the powerful and overwhelming force of the north. Although they did try they only ended up in a defeat. The north won over the south by directly attacking the capitol of the south, Saigon.
  • Micrsoft Founded

    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, NYSE: MSFT) is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions.
  • Arthur Ashe First Black Man to Win Wimbledon

    Arthur Ashe defeats the heavily favored Jimmy Connors to become the first black man ever to win Wimbledon, the most coveted championship in tennis.
  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Reds
    Superbowl: Steelers
    Song of the Year: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds-Elton John
  • Computerized Supermarket Checkouts

    I couldn't really find any information on it other than that this was an easier way to checkout and it was much faster,
  • Jimmy Hoffa Disappears

    On 30th July, 1975, James Hoffa disappeared when travelling to a meeting with the Detroit gangster, Anthony Giacalone. In 1982 Hoffa was legally declared "presumed dead".
  • President Ford Assassination Attempts

    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.[118] As Fromme pulled the trigger, Larry Buendorf,[119] a Secret Service agent, grabbed the gun and managed to insert the webbing of his thumb under the hammer, preventing the gun from firing
  • Catalytic convertors introduced on cars

    Catalytic history goes back to 1975 when it was first introduced on US manufactured automobiles for all 1975 model cars to comply with EPA regulations on auto exhaust
  • Apple Computer Launched

    The Apple I was the first computer that rolled out of Apple Computers in the later part of 1976. It had an initial price of $666.66, it used a cassette tape and had about 4KB of RAM. A regular television and a keyboard were the only additional accessories that were required to operate this computer.
  • Nadia Comaneci Given Seven Perfect Tens

  • Entebbe Air Raid

  • Legionnaire’s disease strikes 182, kills 29

  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Reds
    Superbowl: Steelers
    Song of the Year: Don't Go Breaking My Heart-Elton John ft. Kiki Dee
    Silly Love Songs-Wings
  • Betamax VCR’s released

  • West Point admits women

  • Mao Tse-tung dies

  • Karen Ann Quinlan

  • North and South Vietnam Join to Form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

  • Elvis Found Dead

  • President Carter pardons Vietnam Draft Dodgers

  • Miniseries Roots Airs

  • Neutron bomb funding began

  • Red Dye #2 is banned

  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Yankees
    Superbowl: Raiders
    Song of the Year: You Light Up My Life-Debby Boone
  • Alaskan Pipeline completed

  • Star Wars Movie Released

  • New York City blackout

  • First black Miss Universe

  • First Test-Tube Baby Born

  • Camp David accords for Middle East Peace

  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Yankees
    Superbowl: COWBOYS!!!!!
    Song Of The Year: You're the On That I Want-Olivia Newton John and John Travolta from GREASE!!
  • Atlantic City permits gambling

  • Love Canal in New York declared federal disaster

  • John Paul II Becomes Pope

  • Jonestown Massacre

  • Jerry Falwell begins Moral Majority

  • Ayatollah Khomeini Returns as Leader of Iran

  • Iran Takes American Hostages in Tehran

  • Who Won The...?

    World Series: Pirates
    Superbowl: Steelers :P
    Song of the Year: Another Brick in the Wall-Pink Floyd
  • Sony Introduces the Walkman

  • Margaret Thatcher First Woman Prime Minister of Great Britain

  • ESPN starts broadcasting

  • Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island

  • The Greensboro Massacre