Seventies Timeline

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    The Seventies

  • The Beattles Break Up

    The Beattles Break Up
    [Beattles Picture Link](- http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+beatles&um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=589&tbm=isch&tbnid=BQSQ76GbFhAjYM:&imgrefurl=http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp%3Fid%3D2407&docid=TAPjRdTq_32F0M&imgurl=http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_band/2407.jpg&w=456&h=645&ei=4smHT_6JNYibiQKc1tzBCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=718&vpy=59&dur=266&hovh=267&hovw=189&tx=109&ty=155&sig=104737371381701308564&page=2&tbnh=135&tbnw=95&start=24&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:24,i:160)[Beattles Website Link](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles)The Beatles’ Break up was an outcome of several events not just one day but over a period of time starting in 1966. In 1966 the Beatles’ tour was cancelled just a year later their manager died leaving them involved with financial and legal issues. The members all had their different styles and were solo artists on the side.
  • 18 Year Olds Given Rights To Vote

    18 Year Olds Given Rights To Vote
    Voting Picture LinkVoting Website LinkThe twenty sixth amendments to the United States limited the voting age to 18. The voting age was dropped on July 1, 1970. With Czechoslovakia being the first to drop the age in 1946. When the voting age dropped to 18 some people were upset and some were happy. People all had different opinions but I think that it was a good idea because once you are 18 you are practically an adult and should be able to vote for who you want to be president.
  • The World Trade Center is Completed

    The World Trade Center is Completed
    World Trade Center Picture LinkWorld Trade Center Website Link The world trade centers construction began in 1966. It was finished in 1970 which stand tall in New York city with the height of 1,368 feet and 1,362 feet. The complex opened on April 4th of 1973. The world trade center is also known as the twin towers, which reach almost 100 feet higher than the empire state building.
  • Cigarette Ads Are Banned On TV

    Cigarette Ads Are Banned On TV
    Cigaerrets Picture linkCigarette Add Website Link In 1964 a doctor found that smoking can lead to effects of cancers and is dangerous for your health. Cigarette ads on TV and Radios were found to be breaking the Fairness Doctrine because when they were airing the commercials they would not give a fair amount of time to state that smoking was bad for you and the effects of it. In April 1, 1970 President Richard Nixon signed it into law. It wasn’t until January 2, 1971 when it was actually put into place banning Cigarette ads.
  • London Bridge Brought To The U.S

    London Bridge Brought To The U.S
    London Bridge Picture Link[London Bridge Website Link](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge_(Lake_Havasu_City) The London Bridge once spanned the river in London, England in 1831, but was taken to America Many years later. In 1967 The London Bridge was dismantled and brought to America. The London bridge is now located in Lake Havasu, Arizona, United States and was finished being reconstructed in1971. The total length of the bridge is 930 feet and is seen by many people.
  • Disney World Opens

    Disney World Opens
    Disney World Picture LinkDiney World Website LinkDisney World is in the home of Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and opened on October 1, 1971. After seeing the success of Disney Land they wanted to build another park in Florida called Disney World. Disney World was created by Walt Disney and was made almost a second Disney land. After seven years of planning it finally opened with 10,000 visitors waiting at the gates.
  • Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals

    Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals
    Mark Spitz Picture LinkMark Spitz Website LinkMark Andrew Spitz was born on February 10, 1950 and is a retired American swimmer. Mark won seven gold medals in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games which was a great achievement only passed by Michael Phelps in the Olympics in 2008. Between 1968 and 1972 he won various medals including setting 33 world records. Mark is a very talented man and was named the world swimmer in 1969, 1971, and 1972. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Spitz
  • Terrorist attack at the olympic games in Munich

    Terrorist attack at the olympic games in Munich
    Terrorist Attack Picture LinkMunich Masacre Website LinkIn the summer of the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Bavaria a Palestinian group captured the Israel Olympic team. They eventually killed their team and demanded for them to let go 243 prisoners in an Israel jail. In the end of the huge ordeal eleven Israel athletes killed including coaches and a police officer. Eight Palestinians were killed during their attempt and three were captured and later released.
  • M*A*S*H TV Show

    M*A*S*H TV Show
    M*A*S*H Picture LinkM*A*S*H Website LinkM*A*S*H is a television series developed by Larry Gelbart about a medical Drama/ comedy. It’s about three army doctors on the 4077th Mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War. It aired in September 17, 1972 and at that time was the most watched TV show with 125 million viewers.
  • Abortion Legalized In The U.S.

    Abortion Legalized In The U.S.
    Abortion Picture LinkAbortion Website LinkAbortion was legalized in 1973, it was a decision made from the Roe vs. Wade. Roe said that “the right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but that this right is not unqualified, and must be considered against important state interests in regulation.” Abortion remains one of the most controversial topics in United States culture and politics and differs from place to place. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_the_United_States
  • Sears Tower Built

    Sears Tower Built
    Sears Tower Picture LinkSears Tower Webite LinkThe sears tower also known as the Willis Tower is a 108 floor building that is 1,451 tall building in Chicago Illinois. The construction started in 1970 and ended in 1973.It was taller than the world trade center for almost 25 years and later passed by the Petronas twin towers. The sears tower is very popular and about one million visit it every year.
  • Paul Getty Kidnapped Continued

    Paul Getty Kidnapped Continued
    Paul Getty Picture LinkPaul Getty Website LinkHis parents still did not give the money and a couple days later a lock of hair and one of Paul’s ears came into the mail saying if they did not get $3.2 million dollars in an amount of time they would receive there son in an envelope in pieces next time. After a week after the ransom was gave they found Paul on December 15 1973 in an alley.
  • Paul Getty Kidnapped

    Paul Getty Kidnapped
    Paul Getty Picture LinkPaul Getty Website LinkOn July 10th 1973 Paul and his dad were moving back to England from France and Paul was kidnapped, at piazza Farnese. His parents received a note demanding $17 million dollars for his safe return; his parents did not believe this because Paul had always joked about staging his own kidnapping and getting money from his grandfather from it. His parents still did not give the money and a couple days later a lock of hair and one of Paul’s ears came into the mail.
  • National Speed Limit 55

    National Speed Limit 55
    Speed Limit Picture LinkSpeed Limit Website LinkThe NMSL (National Maximum Speed Law) in 1974 prohibited speed limits to the maximum of 55. This was a part of the Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act, in response to oil price spikes and supply distributions in 1973. Officials were hoping by doing this gasoline consumption would fall by 2.2% but only did by nearly 1%. Most states opposed this law which was later changed to 65 mph.
  • Patty Hearst Kidnapped

    Patty Hearst Kidnapped
    Patty Hearst Picture LinkPatty Hearst Website LinkOn February 4th 1974 Patty Hearst was 19 years old and kidnapped from her apartments. She was taken by the Symbioses Liberation Army (S.L.A.). They ordered that they get $70 dollars of food to every Californian operation with a total estimate at $400 million dollars. Her father immediately gave $6 million dollars of food but the S.L.A claimed it be of poor quality. Later on April 3rd 1947 Patty claimed to be joining the S.L.A.Two days later she robbed a bank and was arrested with other members.
  • Girls Allowed To Play Little League Baseball

    Girls Allowed To Play Little League Baseball
    Little League Picture LinkLittle League Website LinkMany Years ago on May 9th 1974 girls were allowed to play little league baseball. Many people believed that not letting girls play little league baseball was against women’s rights. Sylvia Pressler said “The institution of Little League is as American as the hotdog and apple pie," Ms. Pressler said in part of her ruling.” There is no reason why that part of America should be withheld from girls." Later in 1974 over 30,000 girls signed up for the softball program.
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    Microsoft Picture LinkMicrosoft Founded Website LinkApril 4th 1975 Microsoft was founded in New Mexico by William Henry Gates iii and Paul Allen. These two men were very into computer programming and had been friends. They called (MITS) and offered to show them their basic programming language for the system, (MITS) agreed to use it and Microsoft began.
  • Jimmy Hoffa Dissaperance

    Jimmy Hoffa Dissaperance
    Jimmy Hoffa Picture LinkJimmy Hoffa Website LinkJimmy Hoffa was an American labor union leader. Jimmy played many roles in the success of the union, but did get into a lot of trouble. On July 30th 1975 Jimmy disappeared in the parking lot of Machus Red Fox restaurant. He said he was going to be having a meeting with two other leaders, his wife claimed him missing when he did not return that night. An investigation went on and was found that he never had a meeting with the two other leaders and no one knows what happened to him. He was declare
  • President Ford assationation attempts

    President Ford assationation attempts
    President Ford Picture LinkPresident Website LinkOn July 5th 1975 in Sacramento California, Lynette Fromme pointed a hand gun at President Ford. A secret service agent grabbed the gun in time so it wouldn’t go off. Fromme was imprisoned with the attempt of assassination of President Ford. IN the same town seven days later Janette Jane Moore tried to fire at President Ford but a former marine grabbed the gun before it was fired and bounced off a wall and hit a taxi driver who was only slightly injured.
  • Red Dye #2 Banned

    Red Dye #2 Banned
    Red Dye Picture LinkRed Dye Website LinkRed Dye #2 was banned on February 2, 1976. The Red Dye is also known as Amaranth which is a dark red to purple color dye. This Dye is used for food coloring, cosmetics and etc. This was used since 1976 when it was banned by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) because it was said it was a Carcinogen which is anything that can cause cancer. The FDA had approved the Red Dye # 2 many times before but finally realized it could cause cancer 1976 and banned the usage of the Red Dye.
  • Apple computer launched

    Apple computer launched
    Apple Picture LinkApple Website LinkApple inc. is a company that sells and creates computers and software. The first hand built Apple computer was established on April 1, 1976 among Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne (with Steve Woznaik building it). They made the first apple computer and decide to sell it and it sold for a lot of money. Apple’s technology has progressed a lot in the many years it was launched and is now very famous and successful.
  • Legionnaires Disease

    Legionnaires Disease
    Legionnaires Picture LinkLegionellosis Website Link“Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal infectious disease caused by gram negative, aerobic bacteria belonging to the genus Legionella.” This disease is also known as “Legion Fever”, this disease spread in July 1976 when an outbreak of it occurred in Philadelphia. This disease was very serious and killed over 92 people.
  • New York City Blackout

    New York City Blackout
    New York Picture Link New York Website LinkOn July 13 1977 to July 14th 1977 the New York blackout occurred. The blackout was caused by a lighting strike that hit two circuit breakers. The blackout caused looting, and vandalism between 31 neighborhoods, 134 stores were looted while 45 set on fire. 50 cars were stolen while 550 police men were injured and 4,500 looters were arrested. Many public places were closed down stores, and houses were broke into and many people were arrested in the end of the blackout.
  • First Black Miss Universe

    First Black Miss Universe
    Miss Universe Picture LinkMiss Universe Website LinkThe 26th annual Miss Universe was taken place on July 16, 1977 in the Dominican Republic. The 24 year old Janelle Commissiong was the first black to win the Miss Universe crown. Janelle grew up in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the U.S after staying there for ten years later she decided to move back to Trinidad and Tobago. After winning Miss Trinidad and Tobago she then was crowned miss Universe of the Dominican Republic in 1977.
  • Elvis Found Dead

    Elvis Found Dead
    Elvis Picture LinkElvis Website LinkElvis Presley also known as “The King” is known for his famous songs and singing. Elvis was born on January 8th 1935 in Tupelo Mississippi and moved to Memphis Tennessee where he grew up. Elvis began his career in 1954 and ended in 1977. On August 16th 1977 Elvis Presley was found dead in his upstairs bathroom in his home in Memphis. Elvis was said to be dead many hours before his girlfriend found him. Elvis Presley’s death was an unexpected loss at age 42 of heart failure.
  • Atlantic City Permits Gambling

    Atlantic City Permits Gambling
    Atlantic City Picture LinkAtlantic City Website Link The Atlantic City Casino was opened on May 26th 1978 as the first casino in the eastern United States. Gambling was first approved by New Jersey voters in 1976. Many other casinos were built along the board walk, but some people thought it didn’t help any of Atlantics city problems. The 1980’s were a spotlight for Atlantic City as a gambling resort always competing with Las Vegas.
  • Love Cannal In New York Declares Disaster

    Love Cannal In New York Declares Disaster
    Love Cannal Picture LinkLove Canal Website LinkLove Canal is a neighborhood in New York, it cover 36 square blocks. Two bodies of water are located in the North and south boundaries the Love Canal had covered much land and when people heard the news it was very popular. People found out that it had been formally used to bury 21,000 tons of toxic waste. This was a good lesson that can be remembered as the “national symbol of a failure to exercise a sense of concern for future generations.”
  • Jonestown Massacure

    Jonestown Massacure
    Jonestown Massacre Picture LinkMassacre Website LinkThe Jonestown massacre occurred in November 18th 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana. Reverend James Warren “Jim” Jones was the founder of the People’s Temple who were responsible for the Jonestown massacre. It was a mass suicide of 909 Temple Members along with five other people nearby. Over 200 children were killed and almost all of them were forced to ingest cyanide. This incident marks almost the largest mass suicide in history.
  • ESPN Starts Broadcasting

    ESPN Starts Broadcasting
    ESPN Picture LinkESPN Website LinkESPN which is Entertainment and Sports Programming Network came out on September 7th 1979. ESPN is an American Global TV Network that focuses on sports and sport related programs. ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen, his son and Aetna insurance agent Ed Eagan. ESPN is one of the most successful sports programs and is still advancing every year.
  • The Greensboro Massacre

    The Greensboro Massacre
    Greensboro Picture LinkThe Greensboro Website LinkThe Greensboro Massacre occurred on November 3rd 1979 in South Carolina. Five protesters were shot and killed by the KKK and the Nazi party. The protestors were a part of the Communist Workers Party to organize mostly black industrial workers in the area. Police were usually present in these kind of events but at this one they were nowhere to be which was why they got away with it killing five protestors at the Greensboro Massacre.
  • Iran Takes American Hostages

    Iran Takes American Hostages
    American Hostages Picture LinkAmerican Hostages Website LinkThe Iran hostage crisis was a crisis between Iran and the United States where 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamist students and militants took over the American Embassy in Tehran in support of the Iranian Revolution. President Carter called the hostages "victims of terrorism and anarchy," adding that the "United States will not yield to blackmail."