The 1970s

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  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13
    Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, at 13:13 CST from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the service module upon which the Command Module depended.
  • Marshall Plane Crash

    Marshall Plane Crash
    A serious plane crash kills Marshall, a college football team.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon, the President of the United States, on August 9, 1974, the only resignation of a U.S. President. The scandal also resulted in the i
  • Munich Olympics

    Munich Olympics
    In the the 1972 Munich olympics, 9 athletes from israel were taking hostage and 2 of their coaches were killed. Authorities tried to negotiate for a whole day with the Arab terrorist but it just lead to a shoot out between the terrorist and authorities, in which five terrorists and all of the hostages died.
  • Apollo 17

    Apollo 17
    Apollo 17 was the eleventh ad final manned mission in the American Apollo space program. It was the last manned vessel that landed on the moon.
  • Secretariat

    Won the triple crown by 31 lengths.
  • The Sears Tower

    The Sears Tower
    The Willis Tower, formally known as the Sears Tower, is a 108 story tower located in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years. Sears' naming rights expired in 2003, On July 16, 2009, the building was officially renamed the Willis Tower.
  • Patty Hearst

    Patty Hearst
    Symbionese Liberation Army, a small band of radicals kidnapped Patty Hearst, the 19 year old daughter of the publisher Randolph Hearst.
  • Vietnam Ends

    Vietnam Ends
    Richard Nixon pulls out of Vietnam after many protests.
  • Thrilla in Manila

    Thrilla in Manila
    Ali vs Forman
  • Bruce Jenner

    Bruce Jenner
    William Bruce Jenner won the gold medal for the decathlon in the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics. This was important because he set the world record of 8,618 points.
  • Starwars comes out

    Starwars comes out
    Star Wars is an American epic space opera film series created by George Lucas. The first film in the series was originally released on May 25, 1977, under the title Star Wars, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequels, released at three-year intervals. Sixteen years after the release of the trilogy's final film, the first in a new prequel trilogy of films was released. The three films were also released at three-year intervals, with the final fil
  • Elvis Dies

    Elvis Dies
    "Drug use was heavily implicated" in Presley's death, writes Guralnick. "No one ruled out the possibility of anaphylactic shock brought on by the codeine pills ... to which he was known to have had a mild allergy." A pair of lab reports filed two months later each strongly suggested that polypharmacy was the primary cause of death; one reported "fourteen drugs in Elvis' system, ten in significant quantity."[302] Forensic historian and pathologist Michael Baden views the situation as complicated:
  • Three Mile Island

    Three Mile Island
    Misleading gages told the workers of pennsylvanias three mile island power plant shot down the equipment that was cooling down a nuclear reactor. Because it wasn’t being cooled, the reactors core overheated and came within 30 minutes of melting down completely.