The 1970's

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    the 70's

  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    March 16th
    The My Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968, by United States Army soldiers of "Charlie" Company of 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment. Most of the victims were women, children, and elderly people. While 26 soldiers were initially charged for their actions at My Lai, only 14 went on trial and only 1 was convicted which occured in 1970
  • Apollo 13 mission

    Apollo 13 mission
    Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, at 13:13 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was cancelled after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, damaging the service equipment upon which the Command Module depended.It later returned back to earth 6 days later on april 17th,1970 after returning in the lunar lander, which had been undamaged
  • U.S invasion of Cambodia

    U.S invasion of Cambodia
    The objective of the campaign was the defeat of the 40,000 troops of the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (also known as the Viet Cong) who were safe in the eastern border regions of Cambodia. After the U.S invasion was launched, massive anti-war protests were started in the U.S
  • the pentagon papers

    the pentagon papers
    The Pentagon Papers were a United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The papers were first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of the New York Times in 1971.
  • The 26th amendment

     The 26th amendment
    The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution limited the minimum voting age to 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.
  • nixon abolishes the gold standard

    nixon abolishes the gold standard
    U.S president Richard Nixon takes the united states of the gold standard and puts a 90 day price freeze on food in order to help the U.S economy
  • Easter Offensive

    Easter Offensive
    The Easter Offensive, was a campaign conducted by the viet cong against the United States military between 30 March and 22 October 1972, during the Vietnam War.
  • water gate scandal

    water gate scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in June, 1972 and began as a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
  • pong

    Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games, and is a tennis sports game with simple two-dimensional graphics. While other arcade video games such as Computer Space came before it, Pong was one of the first video games to reach moderate popularity. The goal is to defeat the opponent in a simulated table tennis game by earning a higher score.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    The Paris Peace Accords of 1973 were made to establish peace in Vietnam and end the Vietnam War,which ended direct U.S. military involvement, and temporarily stopped the fighting between North and South Vietnam. The governments of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), and the United States, as well as the Provisional Revolutionary Government all signed the treaty
  • Watergate scandal continues

    Watergate scandal continues
    Former White House aide Alexander Butterfield informs the United States Senate Watergate Committee that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded private conversations.
  • Spiro Agnew resigns

    Spiro Agnew resigns
    Spiro T. Agnew resigns as Vice President of the United States and then, in court in Baltimore, Maryland, pleads no contest to charges of income tax evasion on $29,500 he received in 1967, while he was governor of Maryland. He is fined $10,000 and put on 3 years' probation.
  • Nixon resigns

    Nixon resigns
    U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation (effective August 9).
  • Gerald ford becomes president

    Gerald ford becomes president
    Vice President Gerald Rudolph Ford succeeds Richard Milhous Nixon as the 38th President of the United States of America.
  • Last WWII soldier surrenders

    Last WWII soldier surrenders
    Japanese soldier Teruo Nakamura surrenders on the Indonesian island of Morota, 34 years after beginning service in World War II
  • Microsoft founded

    Microsoft founded
    Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam on April 30, 1975. The event ended the Vietnam War and the formation of a communist-controlled Vietnam
  • Gerlad ford almost assassinated

    Gerlad ford almost assassinated
    U.S. President Gerald Ford survives a second assassination attempt, this time by Sara Jane Moore in San Francisco.
  • Apple is founded

    Apple is founded
    Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
  • Gerald ford is made republican canadite

    Gerald ford is made republican canadite
    U.S. President Gerald Ford defeats challenger Ronald Reagan in 3 Republican presidential primaries: Kentucky, Tennessee and Oregon.
  • U.S 1976 election

    U.S 1976 election
    democratic canidate Jimmy Carter defeats republican Gerald Ford, becoming the U.S president for a term until 1980
  • Star Wars is released

    Star Wars is released
    the film Star Wars opens in cinemas and becomes the highest grossing film of all time.
  • Elvis Presely's last preformance

    Elvis Presely's last preformance
    Elvis Presley performs his last-ever concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
  • Nuclear non-proliferation treaty signed

    Nuclear non-proliferation treaty signed
    A nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed by 15 countries, including the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Panama canal to be given back to Panama

    Panama canal to be given back to Panama
    The U.S. Senate votes 68–32 to turn the Panama Canal over to Panamanian control on December 31, 1999.
  • Camp david peace accords

    Camp david peace accords
    The Camp David Accords are signed between Israel and Egypt.
  • Vietnam invades Cambodia

    Vietnam invades Cambodia
    Vietnam launches a major offensive against the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia.
  • U.S signs the SALT II treaty

    U.S signs the SALT II treaty
    Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT II agreement in Vienna.
  • Skylab returns to earth

    Skylab returns to earth
    NASA's first orbiting space station Skylab begins its return to Earth, after being in orbit for 6 years and 2 months.
  • Soviet Union invades Afghanistan

    Soviet Union invades Afghanistan
    The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, and Babrak Karmal replaces overthrown and executed President Hafizullah Amin.