Seventies Timeline

By Kayla C
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    The seventies

  • 18 year olds get the right to vote

    18 year olds get the right to vote
    Text LinkThe 26th Amendment changed the voting age in the US to 18. This happened after many argued, "If we are old enough to fight, we are old enough to vote." Why would it make sense for someone to have to risk their life, in war at an age as young as 16 to fight for theur country, but not be able to have the right to vote.
  • Kent State Shooting

    Kent State Shooting
    Picture LinkWebsite for descriptionRichard Nixon had been elected president, with a campaign of ending the war in in Vietnam. The he won the election, he failed to end it. He made it worse by invading Cambodia. Throughout the United States were worried they would be drafted and sent to Vietnam. Across the country, colleges and other campuses started protests, which led to the Kent State Shooting, on May 4th 1970. Many people were injured and few were killed, the ironic part is that they weren’t even protesters.
  • World Trade Center Built

    World Trade Center Built
    Text linkIn 1970, when the World Trade Center was completed, it was the new tallest building structure in the world. This marked a new step in the progress of the corporate world.
  • Cigarette ads banned from TV

    Cigarette ads banned from TV
    Nixon fought to ban commercials that supported cigarettes on TV. This new law lead to others such as: cigarette packages being required to have a warning statement and no selling of tobacco products to minors.
  • Disney World Opens

    Disney World Opens
    In 1959 Walt Disney productions started looking for another location. In November 1963 Walt Disney flew out to Orlando Florida to look for another location. With seeing all the well-made roads, Disney selected an area located by Bay Lake. Today Disney World is the most visited entertainment resorts.
  • London Bridge

    London Bridge
    text linkPicture LinkIn 1831 the London Bridge was built but at around 1963 it started to fall down. The British Government decided to put the bridge up for sale. The founder for lake Havasu City, Arizona, Robert McCulloch submitted the winning bid at 2,460,000. Each stone was numbered and shipped to Long Beach California, then driven to Arizona. Today the London Bridge is across the Thompson Bay and Lake Havasu.
  • Watergate Scandal Begins

    Watergate Scandal Begins
    Summary LinkPicture SiteThe Watergate Scandal was a political scandal that happened in the US in 1970. In June 1972, a break in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington Dc. President Nixon had men who worked in the White House go to the complex and find out what the Democrats were planning to run and all their secrets for their campaign. This led to President Nixon being forced to resign; he is also the only president to resign.
  • M*A*S*H

    Text LinkThis show was based on a book written by a man about his experiences in the Korean War. The show was an instant success and ran for many years. On Septemeber 17, 1972 the show first episode premired.
  • Pong

    Text LinkA new era of video games was created. By a simple video game called pong. A game that is almost like tennis concept in which two blocks return a ball back and forth.
  • Abortion is Legalised

    Abortion is Legalised
    Text SitePicture LinkOn January 22, 1973, Congress legalized abortion in every state. This allowed pregnant mothers who were not raped or any other condition to discard their baby. Because of the Roe vs. Wade trial, where a mother of three had gotten pregnant and did not want to keep her baby, she tried to say that she was raped but it didn’t work because there was no police report filing for rape. She was taken to court for trying to have an illegal abortion.
  • Paula Getty is Kidnapped

    Paula Getty is Kidnapped
    Text LinkPcture LinkOn July 10th at 3am, Paul Getty was kidnapped in the Piazza Farnesse in Rome. A ransom note was received demanding for 17 million dollars in exchange for him returning home safely. When Paul Getty sr. refused to pay the 17 million because he was afraid his other grandchildren would get kidnapped too. A lock of hair and a human ear was sent in the mail to a daily newspaper, with a threat of further mutilation to Paul, unless 3.2 million was paid.
  • US pulls out of Vietnam

    US pulls out of Vietnam
    Text LinkAugust 15, 1973, the US pulled out of Vietnam due to the Case-Church Amendment issued by the US Congress. This prohibited further U.S. military activity in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
  • National Speed Limit 55-Sites

    National Speed Limit 55-Sites
  • National Speed Limit 55

    National Speed Limit 55
    On January 2nd 1974, President Nixon, signs the Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act, setting a new national maximum speed limit. Before 1974, individual states set speed limits within their boundaries and highway speed limits across the country ranged from 40 mph to 80 mph.
  • Nixon Resigns as President

    Nixon Resigns as President
    Text and Picture LinkThe only president to resign was President Richard Nixon. Because of the Watergate Scandal in 1972, Nixon was going to be impeached or had to resign. Of course he decided to resign and still today he is the only president to resign. The Vice President Spiro Agnew also was forced to resign because of taxes and breaking the law. Nixon was never convicted for what he did because Ford pardoned President Nixon.
  • Gerald Fordxon

    Gerald Fordxon
    Link to text and pictureBecause President Ford pardoned president Nixon, he was not convicted for anything, regarding Watergate. This caused anger across the country, and negative view points of President Ford.
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    Text LinkIt was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Paul came up with the original name of Micro- soft. As young children, they were both interested in computer programing. Today Microsoft is a very successuful company.
  • Saigon falls to Communism

    Saigon falls to Communism
    Text LinkThe capitol of South Vietnam, Sagion was taken over by the Peoples Army of Vietnam, and the National Liberation Front on this day. Communism was spreading but slowly started to slow down. This was the start of the takeover of a long time of Communism.
  • President Ford almost assinated

    President Ford almost assinated
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    President Ford had two assignation attempts to his life. One was Sarah Jane Moore, on September 22nd 1975, Sarah Jane Moore stood in a crowd only 40 feet away from President Ford she shot a gun and missed his head by only a few feet, she was sentenced to life in prison, but only stayed for 32 years. She is now on parole and out of prison.
  • West Point Admits women

    West Point Admits women
    On October 8, 1975,the president signed a bill stating that all women could be accepted into West Point Acedemy, starting January 1, 1976. This was the start of women in the military.
  • Red Dye #2 is banned

    Red Dye #2 is banned
    Scientist in the US and the Soviet Union, found red dye to lead to cancer, though no deaths were reported it was still a serious issue. This began to worry people, they were paranoid and it didn’t stop until the early 80's.
  • Apple Computer Launched

    Apple Computer Launched
    Link textOn April 4, 1976, the first Apple computer was sold as a motherboard and was called Apple I. Steve Jobs, Steve Woziniak, and Ron Wayne started a company called Apple Comuter Inc. These computers were hand built by Woziniak, who later sold his portion of the company.
  • Star Wars Released

    Star Wars Released
    Text LinkThe hit trilogy began on this day when Star Wars was released in theaters. The series included three total movies that were released in 3 year intervals. George Lucas is the man who made it happen.
  • New York City Blackout

    New York City Blackout
    Text LinkNew York City is known for the bright lights and entertainment, but on July 13-14 everything went out. Almost every part of the city was dark. All the lights, billboards, advertisement, nearly everything went completely black.
  • Elvis found dead

    Elvis found dead
    Text LinkElvis Presley was known as the "King of Rock” he died in his mansion in Memphis Tennessee on August 16, 1977. He changed the music industry and started the revolution of rock.
  • Camp David accords for Middle East Peace

    Camp David accords for Middle East Peace
    Text LinkWhen the Egyptian President and Israeli Prime Minister agreed to sign this, this was after 13 days of secret negotiations at Camp David.
  • First Test Tube Baby Born

    First Test Tube Baby Born
    Text LinkLouise Joy Brown was born through, IVF, which stands for In Virto fertilization; she was the first baby to be born this way. Her parents had many difficulties with trying to conceive for many years. Louise Joy was born at a healthy 5 pounds and 12 ounces.
  • John Paul II becomes the Pope

    John Paul II becomes the Pope
    Text LinkMany people believed that the Pope was the most influential men in the 20th century, while many other people believed that he took a huge part in eliminating Communism in Europe. He died on April 2, 2005.
  • Sony introduces the Walkman

    Sony introduces the Walkman
    Text LinkSony introduced the Walkman in 1979; this device isn’t much different from the iPod generation. It wasn’t much different from the other Walkman’s, but Sony still marketed to teens and people around the world.
  • ESPN Starts Broadcasting

    ESPN Starts Broadcasting
    Text LinkESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen, his son Scott Rasmussen and Aetna insurance agent Ed Eagan. To this day, ESPN is one of the most successful broadcasting networks for sports coverage.
  • Iran Takes American Hostages in Tehran

     Iran Takes American Hostages in Tehran
    For 444 days, 52 Americans were being held hostage by Iranians. This happened in support of Iranian Revolution. Most people beleive that it has something to do eith the Shah of Infia when he came to the US for his surgery,