roberts 1970s

  • aswan 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.
  • my lei massacare

    The My Lai massacre started in March 16 1968. The target was My Lai 4 and my khe 4 hamlets. There were 347 deaths. The location was at son my village son, tinh district of South Vietnam.
  • 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

    • 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.
  • first earth day

    • Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the E
  • floopy disks

    • 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.
  • kent state shooting

    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.
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  • 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.
  • barcodes

    • 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
  • palestininan hijack 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
  • 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
  • world trade center

    • 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.
  • cigararttes are banned

    • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • vcr invented

    • 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.
  • amtrak railing system

    • 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.
  • 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.
  • First Benefit Concert organized for Bangladesh by George Harrison

    This concert took place in Madison Square Garden in 1972 to help Bangladeshi liberation war victims.
    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 atrocit
  • end of gold standerd 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • london bridge

    • 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

    • 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.
  • microsoft processor

    • 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.
  • 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[1] 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
  • • Title IX signed into law by Nixon

    Title XV of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a United States law, enacted on June 23, 1972, that amended Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 2002 it was renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, in honor of its principal author Congresswoman Mink, but is most commonly known simply as Title IX. The law states that
    "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the beneifets.
  • • 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 (the 100 m freestyle [00:51:22], 200 m freestyle [01:52:78], 100 m butterfly [00:54:27], 200 m butterfly [02:00:70], 4 x 100 m freestyle relay [03:26:42], 4 x 200 m freestyle relay [07:35:78] and the 4 x 100 m medley relay [03:48:16]). Originally Spitz was reluctant
  • • OPEC doubles price of oil

    Since World War II, the oil-rich nations of the Persian Gulf have served as reliable reservoirs for the petroleum needs of much of the industrialized, non-communist world. By the early 1970s, this role had expanded dramatically in importance, particularly where the United States was concerned. 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
  • watergate scandel

    • The affair began with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972. The FBI connected the payments to the burglars to a slush fund used by the 1972 Committee to Re-elect the President. 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 ha
  • KKK riots in NY

    The KKK rioted in Central Park and 3 people died in the riot/protest.
  • • Terrorists Attack at the Olympic Games in Munich

    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. Members of Black September contended that Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization secretly endorsed the operation. Fatah, however, disputed the accusation. Black September called the operation "Ikrit and Biram", after two Christian Pal
  • 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.
  • the war acts passed

    The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548) is 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 poss
  • • Last man in 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. Apollo 17 was the sixth Apollo lunar landing,
  • • 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. Although administered by the Social Security Administration SSI is funded from the U.S. Treasury general funds, not the Social Security trust fund. SSI was created in 1974 to replace federal-state adult assistance programs that served the same purpose. The restructuring of these programs was intended to standardize the elig
  • M*A*S*H*

    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
  • • 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.
  • first video game 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,
  • HBO laucnhed

    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”
  • • 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. Each of the justices filed their own concurrences and dissents; none were able to gather more than three other justices to support them. Only Justices Brennan and Marshall believed the death penalty to be unconstitutional in all instances. Other concurrences focused on the arbitrary nature with which death
  • • Pocket Calculators Introduced

    y 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"
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 war powers act

    The War Powers Resolution, generally known as the War Powers Act, was passed by Congress over President Nixon's veto to increase congressional control over the executive branch in foreign policy matters, specifically in regard to military actions short of formally declared war. Its central provision prohibited the President from engaging in military actions for more than sixty days, unless Congress voted approval
  • • 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 are generally used to track products in the retail industry. The Universal Product Code (UPC) has been used in the US and Canada since 1973. PrecisionID's UPC Barcode Font Software can create UPC-A, UPC-E, UCC-12, EAN-8, EAN-13, ISBN, Bookland, and JAN barcodes.
  • • Paul Getty kidnapped

    In early 1971, he was expelled from St. George's English School (later St. George's British International School), in Rome, Italy. His father moved back to England, and at 3am on 10 July 1973, Getty was kidnapped in the Piazza Farnese in Rome.[1] 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
  • • 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 (shared by his chief of staff Donald Rumsfeld and deputy Richard Cheney) and legal arguments that the bill was unconstitutional (marshaled by government lawyer Antonin Scalia, among others) persuaded Ford to veto the bill, according to declassified documents posted today by the National Security Archive to mark the 30th anniversary of the veto o
  • • 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. The same day, he pleaded no contest to a charge of federal income tax evasion in exchange for the dropping of charges of political corruption. He was subsequently fined $10,000, sentenced to three years probation, and disbarred by the Maryland court of appeals.
  • U.S. President Nixon Resigns

    was the 37th president. He resigned in 1974. He was a navy lieutenant commander in the United States in 1945. After world war ll a group of whitter Republicans approached Nixon for a seat in the United States House of Representatives
  • • 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
  • National speed limits 55

    the 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
  • patty heasrt kidapped

    • (born February 20, 1954), now known as Patricia Campbell Hearst Shaw, is an American newspaper heiress, socialite, actress, kidnap victim, and convicted bank robber. On February 4, 19743 the 19 year old were kidnapped. When the attempt to swap Hearst for jail the SLA members failed.
  • • 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 (shared by his chief of staff Donald Rumsfeld and deputy Richard Cheney) and legal arguments that the bill was unconstitutional (marshaled by government lawyer Antonin Scalia, among others) persuaded Ford to veto the bill, according to declassified documents posted today by the National Security Archive to mark the 30th anniversary of the veto
  • 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.
  • Girls allowed playing in Little League Baseball

    A ruling by Sylvia Pressler, hearing examiner for the New Jersey Civil Rights Division on Nov. 7, 1973, was later upheld in the Superior Court, leading to Little League Baseball's admittance of girls into its programs.
  • • 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.
  • • 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

    Today in 1975; 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.
  • • 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.
  • • Computerized Supermarket checkouts begin to appear

    The system was invented by Dr. Howard Schneider. There is considerable technology, both electronic and software (artificial intelligence) 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
  • • Francisco Franco dies

    he was the son of a naval postmaster. He was born in Spain. He graduated to the Toledo military.franco supported the dictator ship. Franco announced in 1969 that on his death he would be replaced by Juan Carlos, the grandson of Spain's last ruling king. Francisco Franco died on 20th November 1975 and within two years almost every vestige of his dictatorship had disappeared.
  • • 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.