Longhurst_Daniel 70's timeline

By dlon205
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    70s

  • Aswan High Dam

    Aswan High Dam
    • Following Egypt's independence from the United Kingdom, 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.
  • Beatles Break Up

    Beatles Break Up
    • What broke up the Beatles was Paul's public announcement on April 10th, 1970, that the Beatles would never work together again, and the subsequent lawsuit he filed against the other three on December 31, 1970. The Beatles at one time had the top twelve billboard songs; this has never been approached by any artist. When the Beatles broke up America was devastated. The Beatles in many ways, reinvented society. No one had cared so much about music until the Beatles had come. We wouldn’t have any
  • Apollo 13 mission suffers huge setback

    Apollo 13 mission suffers huge setback
    • 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. With the oxygen stores depleted, the command module was unusable, the mission had to be aborted, and the crew transferred to the lunar module and powered down the command module.
  • Bar codes introduced in the UK on retail products

    Bar codes introduced in the UK on retail products
    • Bar coding was first used commercially in 1966, but to make the system acceptable to the industry as a whole there would have to be some sort of industry standard. By 1970, Logicon Inc. had developed the Universal Grocery Products Identification Code (UGPIC). The first company to produce barcode equipment for retail trade using (using UGPIC) was the American company Monarch Marking (1970), and for industrial use, the British company Plessey Telecommunications (1970). This was very beneficial f
  • Kent State Shootings

    Kent State Shootings
    This devastating incident showed how the government did not follow what the people wanted. Sadly, during a college protest, shooting started. During the Vietnam War, thousands of people, mostly the young people of the time, protested against the war. In one of the colleges in Ohio, Kent State, some of the protestors started throwing bottles. Surprisingly the National Guard started firing on these unarmed civilians, but sadly four students that were just passing by got shot.
  • Best Picture 1970

    Best Picture 1970
    Patton
  • Computer Floppy Disks Introduced

    Computer Floppy Disks Introduced
    • The introduction of the floppy disk a major advancement in technology. They could store a lot of information and the amazing is that before that invention it took a huge amount of space and technology to store information. This invention later lead to more ways of storing data.
  • 18 year olds given the right to vote

    18 year olds given the right to vote
    • The Twenty-sixth Amendment (Amendment XXVI) to the United States Constitution limited the minimum voting age to no more than 18. It was adopted in response to student activism against the Vietnam War and to partially overrule the Supreme Court's decision in Oregon v. Mitchell. It was adopted on July 1, 1971.
  • Freedom of Information Act passed over Ford’s veto

    Freedom of Information Act passed over Ford’s veto
    President Gerald R. Ford wanted to sign the Freedom of Information Act strengthening amendments passed by Congress 30 years ago, but concern about leaks and legal arguments that the bill was unconstitutional persuaded Ford to veto the bill
  • US Soldiers found guilty of murder in My Lei Massacre

    US Soldiers found guilty of murder in My Lei Massacre
    • On November 17, 1970, the United States Army charged 14 officers, including Major General Samuel W. Koster, the Americal Division's commanding officer, with suppressing information related to the incident. Most of those charges were later dropped. Brigade commander Henderson was the only officer who stood trial on charges relating to the cover-up; he was acquitted on December 17, 1971. In a four-month-long trial, despite claims that he was following orders from his commanding officer, Captain
  • EPA is Created

    EPA is Created
    • Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was established on December 2, 1970 to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection. Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
  • Palestinian Group Hijacks Five Planes

    Palestinian Group Hijacks Five Planes
    This troubling incident drew attention to the Palestinian problem; it showed the vulnerability to commercial airplanes. The troubling coincidence to this was this was also the year that the World Trading Center was finished. This was the big start to the huge problem that now exists.
  • Top 10 songs 1970

    Top 10 songs 1970
  • World Trade Center Completed

    World Trade Center Completed
    • Construction workers place the highest steel on the highest building in the world. New Yorkers will first hate it, then get used to it and eventually mourn its destruction. The massive project was conceived in the 1950s to energize lower Manhattan. Architect Minoru Yamasaki worked in conjunction with Emery Roth and Sons to design twin towers 110 stories high. Ground was broken Aug. 5, 1966, and steel construction began in August 1968. The North Tower topped out at 1,368 feet (some sources say
  • South Vietnam and US invade Laos

    South Vietnam and US invade Laos
    • On January 19th United States forces began a series of air strikes against Viet Cong camps in Laos and Cambodia This event angered many Americans because of instead of decreasing their involvement in the war, they just escalade it even more by bombing Laos, a neighboring nation to South Vietnam.
  • The Pentagon Papers Released

    The Pentagon Papers Released
    • The Pentagon papers revealed that the U.S. had deliberately expanded its war with the bombing of Cambodia and Laos. This enraged Americans very much, when the entire time they thought the war effort was decreasing. Americans lost a lot of trust in their government.
  • London Bridge Brought to the U.S

    London Bridge Brought to the U.S
    • The London Bridge was made in 1831, and it stood for over a hundred years, on the Thames River in London, until it was sold to an architect in Arizona for $2,000,000.This was as much a gift to America as the Eifel Tower to America. It also brought many people to Lake Havasu City to see the London Bridge.
  • China joins the UN

    China joins the UN
    • Before China joined the UN, the world could not talk to or communicate properly with China. After they joined a lot could be done in the world, since China had a lot of power and a good economy
  • End of Gold Standard for US Currency

    End of Gold Standard for US Currency
    • This reduced the need for dependence on gold. When gold went down, so did the value of money. So when it goes down, that can ruin the economy. President Nixon ended the gold standard. This was very important because it introduced fiote money, which in theory was much better.
  • Amtrak created

    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. "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "track".[1] It is headquartered at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
  • Best Picture 1970

    Best Picture 1970
    THe French Connection
  • Cigarette ads are banned on TV

    Cigarette ads are banned on TV
    • In 1970 Congress passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act This was very important, because the ads were being seen by millions of children. It also showed that the government disapproved of cigarettes.
  • Direct dial between New York and London

    Direct dial between New York and London
    • This made it so much easier to connect with Europe. Before this happened, it took a lot of time and money to reach London, since you had to go through the operator, and then the operator had to call the number.
  • The microprocessor is introduced

    The microprocessor is introduced
    • This made it so much easier to move forward with technology, by making the formerly huge processer into a processor into a size of your finger. This technology was such a huge advancement in technology.
  • Attica State Prison Riots

    Attica State Prison Riots
    • On the morning of September 9, 1971, a group of inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in western New York, assaulted a prison guard and began rioting. They took prison employees hostage and gained control of portions of the facility. Negotiations between inmates and prison officials followed. The inmates demanded better living conditions at the overcrowded prison, which had been built in the 1930s. At the inmates’ request, a committee of observers that included
  • VCRs Introduced

    VCRs Introduced
    • The first VCR was made in 1971. This was not the first video recording machine, but it was the first affordable one and it was one of the first ones in color. This was very important because it was a huge step for technology.
  • First Benefit Concert organized for Bangladesh by George Harrison

    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. Organized for the relief of refugees from East Pakistan (now independent Bangladesh) after the 1970 Bhola cyclone and during the 1971 Bangladesh atrocities and Bangladesh Liberation War, the event was the first benefit concert of this magnitude in world
  • Disney World Opens

    Disney World Opens
    • On Friday October 1, 1971 - after seven years of planning - about 10,000 visitors converged near Orlando, Florida, to witness the grand opening of Walt Disney World. The Magic Kingdom (the only theme park at the time on Disney property) featured Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Tomorrowland, a Main Street USA, and about 5,500 Cast Members. The price of admission was $4.95!
  • D. B. Cooper

    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. Despite an extensive manhunt and an exhaustive (and ongoing) FBI investigation, the perpetrator has never been located or positively identified. To date, the case remains the only unsolved airline hijacking in American aviation h
  • Top 10 songs 1971

    Top 10 songs 1971
  • Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Ed

    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. After a first trial going to the Board of Education, the Court held that busing was an appropriate remedy for the problem of racial imbalance among schools,
  • Nixon visits China

    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
  • HBO launched

    HBO launched
    This was the first form of cable TV so instead of having to use satellite or other ways of getting TV you get it through the use of underground cables (Known at the time as “Sterling Manhattan Cable”
  • M*A*S*H T.V. Show Premiers

    M*A*S*H T.V. Show Premiers
    It follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War. It was adapted from the Movie M*A*S*H* which was itself based on the 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, by Richard Hooker
  • Last man in the moon

    Last man in the moon
    Apollo 17 was the eleventh and final manned mission in the American Apollo space program. This was the longest trip to the moon and they ccollected the most samples. Conspirisists think that they discover something on the moon and thats why we never went back.
  • Best Picture 1972

    Best Picture 1972
    The Godfather
  • George Wallace shot while campaigning

    George Wallace shot while campaigning
    Wallace was campaigning for presidency at the time. The assassination attempt on
    Wallace left him paralyzed and he had to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The
    man who attempted the assassination was Arthur Bremmer, Bremmer didn’t hate
    Wallace. Prior to the shooting he had stalked Nixon for several weeks but couldn’t get
    close enough to him. He just got desperate to do something to show the world his worth,
    and Wallace was approachable.
  • Watergate Scandal Begins

    Watergate Scandal Begins
    The affair began with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex. As evidence mounted against the president's staff, which included former staff members testifying against them in an investigation
    conducted by the Senate Watergate Committee, it was revealed that President Nixon had a tape recording system in his offices and that he had recorded many conversations.
  • First successful video game (Pong) launched

    First successful video game (Pong) launched
    Pong quickly became a success and is the first commercially successful video game, which led to the start of the video game industry. Soon after its release, several companies began producing games that copied Pong's gameplay, and eventually released new types of games. As a result, Atari encouraged its staff to produce more innovative games. The company released several sequels that built upon the original's gameplay by adding new features. During the 1975 Christmas season, Atari released a hom
  • Sears tower built

    Sears tower built
    The Sears Tower is 1,454 feet tall, The Sears Tower is located on Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois. This was a smart place to construct it, because many people in the area were in need of office space. The Sears Tower had a lot of space to offer. When the Sears Tower was finished being built, it was filled with about twelve thousand workers.
  • Pocket Calculators Introduced

    Pocket Calculators Introduced
    By 1970, a calculator could be made using just a few chips of low power consumption, allowing portable models powered from rechargeable batteries. The first portable
    calculators appeared in Japan in 1970, and were soon marketed around the world. These
    included the Sanyo ICC-0081 "Mini Calculator", the Canon Pocketronic, and the Sharp QT-8B "micro Compet". The Canon Pocketronic was a development of the "Cal-Tech" project which had been started at Texas Instruments in 1965 as a research project to
  • The Wars Act passed

    The Wars Act passed
    A U.S. federal law intended to restrict the power of the President to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. 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
  • Top 10 songs of 1972

    Top 10 songs of 1972
  • Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals

    Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals
    At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich (West Germany), Spitz was back to maintain his bid for the six gold medals. He did even more, winning seven Olympic gold medals. Further, Spitz set a new world record in each of the seven events
    If I swim seven and win six, I'll be a failure." Spitz won by half a stroke in a world-
    record 51.22. Spitz is one of five Olympians to win nine or more career gold medals:
  • Terrorist attack on the Olympic Games in Munich

    Terrorist attack on 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.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) introduced

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) introduced
    Supplemental Security Income (or SSI) is a United States government program that provides stipends to low-income people who are either aged (65 or older), blind, or disabled.
  • Nixon visits Soviet Union

    Nixon visits Soviet Union
    President Nixon's visit to the Soviet Union was the most epoch-making event since Soviet Premier Khrushchev's visit to the United States in 1959 in that it was the first visit ever made to the Soviet Union by an American President after the war. His visit was realized despite the fact that the U.S.-Soviet confrontation over the Vietnam problem had deepened because of the U.S. naval blockade of North Vietnam. It produced concrete results, including the agreement on basic documents
  • Supreme Court rules against death penalty

    Supreme Court rules against death penalty
    In a 5-4 decision, the Court's one-page per curiam opinion held that the imposition of the death penalty in these cases constituted cruel and unusual punishment and violated the Constitution.The Court's decision forced states and the national legislature to rethink their statutes for capital offenses to assure that the death penalty would not be administered in a capricious or discriminatory manner.
  • KKK riots in NYC

    KKK riots in NYC
    The KKK rioted in Central Park and 3 people died in the riot/protest.
  • Abortion Legalized in US

    Abortion Legalized in US
    Abortions performed prior to the third trimester are legal in the
    United States, although the issue has polarized mainstream political parties. Almost all state Democratic Party platforms support abortion while almost all state Republican Party platforms oppose it.
  • UPC barcodes comes to US

    UPC barcodes comes to US
    UPC Barcodes are generally used to track products in the
    retail industry. This made keeping track of inventory easier
  • Best Picture 1973

    Best Picture 1973
    The Sting
  • Paul Getty kidnapped

    Paul Getty kidnapped
    Getty was kidnapped in the Piazza Farnese in Rome. A ransom note was received, demanding $17 million in exchange for his safe return. When that ransom message arrived, some family members suspected the kidnapping was merely a ploy by the rebellious youngster as he had frequently joked about staging his own kidnapping to extract money from his frugal grandfather. He was blindfolded and imprisoned in a mountain hideout.
  • US pulls out of Vietnam

    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
  • Endangered species act

    Endangered species act
    Through federal action and by encouraging the establishment of state programs, the 1973 Endangered Species Act provided for the conservation of ecosystems upon which threatened and endangered species of fish, wildlife, and plants depend. The Act stops people from hunting endangered animals
  • US vice president resigns

    US vice president resigns
    Spiro Agnew becomes the first U.S. vice president to
    resign in disgrace. He did so because he got in trouble for commiting Fraud.
  • OPEC doubles price of oil

    OPEC doubles price of oil
    In the early 1970s, Saudi Arabia and Iran both surpassed Venezuela to become the world’s two largest exporters, while the U.S.’s share of world oil production dropped from one-third to one- quarter between 1970 and 1973. Meanwhile, energy consumption in the United States, Western Europe and Japan, continued to rise. On October 16, 1973, the Gulf members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to unilaterally raise the price of their oil by more than 70 percent,
  • Top 10 songs of 1973

    Top 10 songs of 1973
  • Patty Hearst Kidnapped

    Patty Hearst Kidnapped
    is an American newspaper heiress, socialite, actress, kidnap victim, and convicted bank robber. On February 4, 1974 the 19 year old was kidnapped. When the attempt to swap Hearst for jail the SLA members failed.
  • Best Picture 1974

    Best Picture 1974
    The Godfather part 2
  • U.S. President Nixon Resigns

    U.S. President Nixon Resigns
    Nixion was forced to resign due to the watergate scandal. He had members of his office sneak in to the Democratic Headquarters to steal campaigning secrets, but they were caught and Nixion got heat from it. He was advised to resign and he did.
  • National speed limits 55

    National speed limits 55
    national max speed law was a provision of the 1974. The law was widely disregarded by motorists and most states subversively opposed the law. Actions ranged from
    proposing deals for exemption to minimizing speed limit enforcement.
  • Gerald Ford pardons Nixon

    Gerald Ford pardons Nixon
    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. This outraged the nation
  • Top 10 songs 1974

    Top 10 songs 1974
  • Saigon falls to communism

    Saigon falls to communism
    Saigon fell to communism in April 30 1975. This was the day South Vietnam lost the war against the north. The north won over by attacking the south capital, Saigon. North Vietnam had occupied the important points.
  • Arthur Ashe First Black Man to Win Wimbledon

    Arthur Ashe First Black Man to Win Wimbledon
    he was the first African American to win the tennis championship. He won against jimmy Conner in the four sets. He kept his cool and broke conners serve in the ninth inning.
  • Catalytic convertors introduced on cars

    Catalytic convertors introduced on cars
    the catalytic converter was invented by Eugene houdry French mechanical engineer and expert in catalytic oil refining. Who lived in the U.S. Around 1950, when the results of early studies of smog in Los Angeles were published, Houdry became concerned about the role of automobile exhaust in air pollution and founded a special company, Oxy-Catalyst, to develop catalytic converters for gasoline engines — an idea ahead of its time for which he was awarded a patent.
  • Computerized Supermarket checkouts begin to appear

    Computerized Supermarket checkouts begin to appear
    The system was invented by Dr. Howard Schneider. There is considerable technology, both electronic and software involved in the operation of the machines. For example, the main reason the Optimal Robotics self-checkout system, based on Schneider's patents, did so well compared to the other model on the market at the time, e.g., the Check Robot model marketed by IBM in the
    1990s
  • President Ford assassination attempts

    President Ford assassination attempts
    Two of his assassination was three weeks of each other. One in Sacramento, California on September 5, 1975. A colt 45. Hand gun was pointed at him. The second attempt happened when he was leaving St. Francis hotel in downtown, San Francisco. A lady with a 38. Caliber revolver pointed the gun at him, just before she fired a marine name Oliver sipple grabbed the gun and deflected her shot. The bullet struck a wall about 6 inches on the right of fords head. It then ricocheted and hit a taxi driver.
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    Microsoft was formed soon after the introduction of the Micro
    Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems. In a letter to Alan Bill Gates uses the Microsoft name from their partnership. They both signed an agreement. Over the years the pc has changed from a hobbyist’s toy to an indispensable tool that can change the world.
  • Jimmy Hoffa disappears

    Jimmy Hoffa disappears
    James Riddle Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of a Bloomfield Hills, Michigan restaurant. Hoffa was born in February, 1913 in Brazil, Indiana, a small farming town in west-central Indiana. He dropped out of school early and became the family's breadwinner after the death of his father. He found work in Lake Orion, Michigan in a tough warehouse, the place where he would first earn his reputation as street fighter and a man willing to stand up to management.
  • Francisco Franco dies

    Francisco Franco dies
    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.
  • Top 10 songs of 1975

    Top 10 songs of 1975
  • Best Picture 1975

    Best Picture 1975
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • Betamax VCR’s released

    Betamax VCR’s released
    The first stand-alone Sony Betamax VCR in the United States, the SL-7200, came on the market in February 1976 priced at $1295. This unit sold much better than the previous TV/VCR combo LV-1901. The external clock to turn the unit on and off at preset times was an optional accessory.
  • Nadia Comaneci given seven perfect tens

    Nadia Comaneci given seven perfect tens
    Nadia Elena Comăneci is a Romanian gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics, and the first gymnast ever to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event.
  • Best Picture of 1976

    Best Picture of 1976
    Best Picture: Rocky
  • Karen Ann Quinlan

    Karen Ann Quinlan
    Quinlan became unconscious after
    arriving home from a party. She had consumed pharmasutical drugs , and alcohol. After she collapsed and stopped breathing the paramedics arrived and took Karen Ann to the hospital, where she lapsed into a persistent vegetative state. After she was kept alive on a ventilator for several months without improvement, her parents requested the hospital discontinue active care and allow her to die. The hospital refused and they went to court where the parents won.
  • Entebbe Air Raid

    Entebbe Air Raid
    Operation Entebbe was a hostage-rescue mission carried out by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and supporters and flown to Entebbe, near Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Shortly after landing, all non-Jewish passengers were released.
  • Apple Computer launched

    Apple Computer launched
    Apple I went on sale in July 1976 at a price of
    US$666.66, because Wozniak liked repeating digits and because they originally sold it to a local shop for $500 and added a one-third markup. About 200 units were produced. Unlike other hobbyist computers of its day, which were sold as kits, the Apple I was a fully assembled circuit board containing about 60+ chips.
  • North and south Vietnam join to form the socialist republic of Vietnam

    North and south Vietnam join to form the socialist republic of Vietnam
    The NLF arrived in Saigon on April 30, 1975. After declaring that Vietnam was now a united country, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam was
    established in July 1976.
  • Legionnaire’s disease strikes 182, kills 19

    Legionnaire’s disease strikes 182, kills 19
    Legionnaires' disease was first recognized as a distinct entity during an epidemic of pneumonia that occurred in Philadelphia, in the summer of 1976. About 4,000 members of the Pennsylvania
  • Mao Tse-tung dies

    Mao Tse-tung dies
    Mao is still revered as the "Founding Father of modern China" and credited for giving "the Chinese people dignity and self-respect." He is the one who overthrew the old ways of china and made them communist his death was tragic for the chinese and not so tragic for the americans.
  • West Point admits women

    West Point admits women
    On October 8, 1976, the President of the United States signed into law a bill directing that women would be admitted to America ’s service academies.
  • Red Dye # 2 is Banned

    Red Dye # 2 is Banned
    Red Dye Amaranth, Red Dye #2 is a dark red to purple azo
    dye once used as a food dye and to color cosmetics, but it has been banned in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as it is a suspected carcinogen. Scientists said that it was known to cause cancer.
  • Top 10 songs of 1976

    Top 10 songs of 1976
  • Best Picture 1977

    Best Picture 1977
    Annie Hall
  • Star Wars Movie Released

    Star Wars Movie Released
    It became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequels, released at three-year intervals. Star wars was and is a mojor hit. It is like by both the young and the old, it is classic.
  • Alaskan Pipeline completed

    Alaskan Pipeline completed
    The Trans Alaska Pipeline System was designed and constructed to move oil from the North Slope of Alaska to the northern most ice-free port in Valdez, Alaska. It was 800 miles long. It crosses three mountain ranges and over 800 rivers and streams. It cost to $8 billion to make in 1977,
  • Neutron bomb funding began

    Neutron bomb funding began
    On June 6, 1977 the Washington Post printed a story with the provocative title “Neutron Killer Warhead Buried in ERDA Budget.” Thus began a year- long controversy on the subject of what are technically called enhance-radiation weapons, but what the press, the public, and the diplomatic community came to know simply as the Neutron Bomb. The issue – whether or not the United States should produce and deploy in NATO and particularly in West Germany.
  • New York City blackout

    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 blackout was caused by a series of lightning strikes. Looting and vandalism were widespread, especially in the African American and Puerto Rican communities, hitting 31 neighborhoods, including every poor neighborhood in the city. Thirty-five blocks of Broadway were destroyed: 134 stores looted, 45 of them set ablaze.
  • First black Miss Universe

    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 Commissiong earned Trinidad & Tobago its first Miss Universe crown as well as becoming the first black woman to win the title.
  • Elvis Presly found dead

    Elvis Presly found dead
    The death of "the king" brought despair an sorrow to all of his fans. This was the second great musical loss of the decade as the beatles had broken up in 1970.
  • Miniseries Roots Airs

    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.
  • President Carter pardons Vietnam Draft Dodgers

    President Carter pardons Vietnam Draft Dodgers
    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. For its part, the U.S. government continued to prosecute draft evaders after the Vietnam War ended. If
    they returned home, they would have had to go to prision or face millitary service. Jimmy Carter promised to pardon them to but the war in the past.
  • Top 10 songs

    Top 10 songs
  • Best Picture 1978

    Best Picture 1978
    The Deer Hunter
  • Atlantic City permits gambling

    Atlantic City permits gambling
    In an effort at revitalizing the city, New Jersey voters in 1976 approved casino gambling for Atlantic City. The introduction of gambling did not, however, quickly eliminate many of the urban problems that plagued Atlantic City. Many have argued that it only served to magnify those problems, as evidenced in the stark contrast between tourism-intensive areas and the adjacent impoverished working-class neighborhoods.
  • First Test-Tube Baby Born

    First Test-Tube Baby Born
    On July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first successful "test-tube" baby was born in Great Britain. Though the technology that made her conception possible was heralded as a triumph in medicine and science, it also caused many to consider the possibilities of future ill-use
  • Love Canal in New York declared federal disaster

    Love Canal in New York declared federal disaster
    By 1978, Love Canal had become a national media event with articles referring to the neighborhood as "a public health time bomb," and "one of the most appalling environmental tragedies in American history." On August 7, 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter announced a federal health
    emergency, called for the allocation of federal funds and ordered the Federal Disaster Assistance Agency to assist the City of Niagara Falls to remedy the Love Canal site.
  • Camp David accords for Middle East Peace

    Camp David accords for Middle East Peace
    The two framework agreements were signed at the White House, and were witnessed by United States President Jimmy Carter. The second of these frameworks, A Framework for the Conclusion of a Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel, led directly to the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty, and resulted in Sadat and Begin sharing the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize. Little progress was achieved on the first framework however, A Framework for Peace in the Middle East, which dealt with the Palestinian territories.
  • John Paul II Becomes Pope

    John Paul II Becomes Pope
    Wojtyła ultimately won the election on the eighth ballot on the second day with, according to the Italian press, 99 votes from the 111 participating electors. He subsequently chose the name John Paul IIin honour of his immediate predecessor, and the traditional white smoke informed the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square that a pope had been chosen. He accepted.
  • Jonestown Massacre

    Jonestown Massacre
    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. The name of the settlement became synonymous with the incidents at those locations. A total of 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two from apparent cyanide poisoning, in an event termed "revolutionary suicide" by Jones and some members on an audio tape of the event and in prior discussions.
  • Top 10 songs of 1978

    Top 10 songs of 1978
  • Iran Takes American Hostages in Tehran

    Iran Takes American Hostages in Tehran
    The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States. Fifty-two US citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamic students and militants took over the Embassy of the United States in support of the Iranian Revolution.
  • Jerry Falwell begins Moral Majority

    Jerry Falwell begins Moral Majority
    The Moral Majority had it's origins in the Thomas Roads Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia where Jerry Falwell was the pastor. Falwell first came to national attention through his television ministry "The Old Time Gospel Hour." Building on a base of support among conservative evangelicals, Falwell proposed to launch a Moral Majority "to take back" America and restore
  • Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island

    Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island
    The accident at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear power plant was the most serious in U.S. commercial
    nuclear power plant operating history, even though it led to no deaths or injuries. But it brought about
    sweeping changes involving emergency response planning, reactor operator training, human factors engineering, radiation protection, and many other areas
    of nuclear power plant operations. It also caused the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to tighten and heighten its regulatory oversight
  • Best Picture 1979

    Best Picture 1979
    Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Ayatollah Khomeini Returns as Leader of Iran

    Ayatollah Khomeini Returns as Leader of Iran
    Religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini made a triumphant return to Iran after 14 years in exile. Up to five million people lined the streets of the nation's capital, Tehran,
    to witness the homecoming of the Shia Muslim imam. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, 78, was imprisoned by the Shah in 1963 for his opposition to reforms and was expelled
    the following year, to Iraq - via Turkey.
  • Sony Introduces the Walkman

    Sony Introduces the Walkman
    The device was not particularly advanced - portable tape recorders had existed for decades - but it was an advance in marketing. The Walkman was not promoted to professional journalists, like most portable tape recorders were at the time; it was promoted to ordinary consumers.It was a music player first and foremost; it had no record function.The concept was a winner
  • Margaret Thatcher First Woman Prime Minister of Great Britain

    Margaret Thatcher First Woman Prime Minister of Great Britain
    Europe’s first woman prime minister. The only British prime minister in the 20th century to win three consecutive terms and, at the time of her resignation, Britain’s longest continuously serving prime minister since 1827, she accelerated the evolution of the British economy from statism to liberalism and became, by personality as much as achievement, the most renowned British political leader since Winston Churchill.
  • ESPN starts broadcasting

    ESPN starts broadcasting
    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.
  • The Greensboro Massacre (November 1979)

    The Greensboro Massacre (November 1979)
    "On November 3, 1979, at the corner of Carver and Everett Streets, black and white demonstrators gather to march through Greensboro, North Carolina, a legal demonstration against the Ku Klux Klan. A caravan of Klansmen and Nazis pull up to the protesters and open fire “Eighty-eight seconds later, five demonstrators lie dead and ten others wounded from the gunfire, recorded on camera by four TV stations. After two criminal trials, not a single gunman has spent a day in prison,
  • Top 10 songs of 1979

    Top 10 songs of 1979