Earth Day April 22nd, 1970
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin believed that it was important to take care of Earth because we only have one of her.
The many people that care for the environment, felt that Earth Day was the first opportunity they had that sent a big message to public officials--a message to tell them to protect our planet.
18 year old given the righ to votePresident Nixon lowered the voting age to 18 because people protested that it wasn't right that 18 year olds were allowed to fight for our country, but not able to vote.
Beatles Break UpThere are many reasons why they broke up
Yoko Ono had a little to do with it, but she didn’t encourage her new husband (JOhn Lennon) to go off on his own.
Their manager Brian Epstein also passed away in 1967 causing the band to all fight over who would be manager.
John fell in love with Yoko and George wanted to do more song writing, but he was only allowed two per recording. I guess you can say no one really know the main reason.
Cigarettes banned from TVApril of 1970 the Congress passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act banning the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio starting on January 2, 1971.
Cigarette advertisment spent too much time talking about how good the cigarette was and not how dangerous it was to smoke them.
VCRs introduced Sony demonstrated a VCR prototype in October of 1969, then set it aside
The Sony U-matic system was introduced in Tokyo in September 1971, it was the world’s 1st commercial VCR format. VCRs had a maximum playing time of 60 minutes, later on it was improved to 90 minutes
Disney World OpensAfter the succsess of Disney Land, shortly after, Disney World was opened for buisness. It was a huge source of employment. They werent able to expand Disney Land, so they bought land in Florida secretly.
First succsesseful video gamePong was the first succsessful game. It was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity and they based it on electrical Ping-Pong. Pong came out June of 1972
Terrorists Attack at the Olympic Games in MunichEight members of Black September, snuck into the Olympic Village . The Black September members raided the building housing the Israeli athletes. They held hold 9 Israeli athletes hostage. We spent most of the day trying to negotiate and exvhange prisoners for the hostages. Black September memebers realixed that their demands were not going to be met. German officials tried rescueing hostages, but all 9 died in the process alon with 3 of Black September other 5 were taken into custody.
Last man on the moonIt was the 11th and final manned mission, Apollo 17.
The crew members were Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. The first moonwalk of the mission began approximately four hours after landing, at about 6:55 PM on December 11. They began to return to Earth on December 17, at 5:55 PM. The Apollo 17 spacecraft reentered Earth's atmosphere and landed safely in the Pacific Ocean at 2:25 PM.
U.S. Pulls out of Vietnam-January 27, 1973, the parties agreed to cease-fire.
By the end of 1973, almost all U.S. military personnel had left South Vietnam. By July 2,1976, the country was officially united as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Abortion Legalized in USAbortion has been legal in every state since 1973. The legality of abortion was decided by the states; it was illegal in 30 states and legal in certain cases in 20 states. Abortion was considered a common law crime. When abortion was illegal tens of thousands died from illegal abortions or problems arising from them. Womans heath improved derasticlly when abortion was legalized.
Vice President ResignsHe was the 39th Vice President and 55th Governor of Maryland. Agnew was under investigation by the United States Attorney’s office in Baltimore, Maryland. He was
chargedof extortion, tax fraud, bribery and conspiracy.
He was the only Vice President in the United States history to resign because of criminal charges.
Patty Hearst KidnappedFebruary 4, 1974 Heasrt was kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, California. Her fiancé, Stephen Weed, was beaten and tied up along with a neighbor who tried to help.
Hearst was seen blindfolded and was put in the trunk or a car.
Kidnappers fired their guns to cover their escape.
In April, Hearst was caught on a surveillance camera robbing a bank in San Francisco. Also spotted during a robbery of a Los Angeles store.
National Speed LimitBefore the National Maximum Speed Law became effective, speed limits were as high as 75 mph.
National Maximum Speed Law in the United States prohibited speed limits higher than 55 miles per hour.
Some research found that crashes increased and that partial repeal made for safer roads.
Others research found a safety benefit.
Girls allowed to play Little League BaseballDecember 26, 1974 President Gerald Ford signs legislation that opens the Little League program to participation by girls.
League’s federal chart was changed to refer to “young people” rather than boys.
President Ford Assasination Attempts(2)September 22nd, Sarah Jane Moore aims a gun at President Ford as he leaves a hotel in San Francisco. This attempt came 17 days after another woman tried to assassinate President Ford, on his way to give a speech. Moore was able to fire off one shot, but was unsuccessful
Ford was quickly rushed to safety.
September 5th was also an attempt on Ford’s life.
Francisco Franco DiesFranco ruled Spain for 39 years. Franco was from a military family. He was originally going to enter the Spanish Navy, but instead became a solider. July of 1974 he became ill from many health problems and died at 82.
He was ill for five weeks and died early morning of November 20th.
Apple comuter laubchedApple was established on April 1, 1976.
They were hand built. First apple was first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club. Incorporated January 3. 1977 the company was previously named Apple Computer, Inc., for its 30 years, but removed the “Computer” on January 9, 2007.
Red Dye #2 is bannedRed Dye #2 was banned in the United Sates by the Food and Drug Administration. It was used in everything from foods, drinks, and makeup. The dye was linked to cancer.
Though it was never linked to any deaths or illnesses, the substance was banned from U.S. shelves though.
Legionnaire's disease strikes 182, kills 29The first appearance of the flu like disease struck at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia
First symptoms are malaise and headache, followed by fever, and accompanied by chills.
Along with Coughing, shortness of breath, pain, and abdominal distress, and sometimes mental confusions
First Black Miss UniverseIt was the 26th annual Miss Universe.
On July 16, 1977 24- year old Janelle Commissiong won.
She earned Miss Universe crown along with first black woman to win it. The pageant was held in the Dominican Republic at the National Theater.
Elvis Found DeadElvis died on August 16,1977. He was 42 years old. He was on a tour. Died of heart failure. He was found dead in his master suite at Graceland by his girlfriend. Paramedics were called but failed to revive Elvis. They say the official cause of his death was erratic heartbeat or cardiac arrhythmia.
John Paul ll becomes PopeBecomes Pope of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005. 2nd longest serving Pope.
Most influential leaders of 20th century. Most-travelled world leaders of the 20th century.
First Test Tube Baby MadeJuly 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, was the world’s first successful “test- tube” baby. She was born in Great Britain.
Lesley and John Brown were a young couple and unable to conceive for nine years. Lesley’s pregnancy gave hope to hundreds of thousands of couples unable to conceive.
Throughout the pregnancy Lesley was monitored the doctors werent sure if the egg would be okay since it was out in the atmosphere for days. The whole process ended up being a huge success.
Jonestown MassacreNovember 18, 1978 Jones and many of his followers relocated to Jonestown, located on a tract land of the People’s Temple had purchased. Developed larger on Guyana . Relatives of cult members were concerned and had U.S. government rescue what they believed to be brainwashed victims living under Jones’s power. November 1978, Jones’s 912 followers were given a deadly concoction of a purple drink mixed with cyanide, sedatives, and tranquilizers
More than 900 deaths. Jones shot himself.
Nuclear Accident at Three Mile IslandMarch 28,1979.
Worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history.
Large amounts of nuclear reactor coolant escaped.
Radioactive gases and radioactive iodine.
ESPN starts broadcasting September 7, 1979
Focusing on sports related topics
Live and pre-taped events
One of the most successful sports networks
Iran Takes American Hostages In TehranA domestic crisis between Iran and the United States.
52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days November 4, 1979- January 20, 1981. A group of Islamist students and militants took over the American Embassy in Tehran.
The United States military attempted a rescue operation on April 24, 1980.
Mission failed, deaths of 8 American serviceman, one Iranian civilian, and the destruction of 2 aircraft