The 70's

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    The 70's

    All of the historical events during the 1970's. All the way from January 1'st, 1970, to December 31'st, 1979.
  • Apollo 13 Mission Suffers Huge Setback

    Apollo 13 Mission Suffers Huge Setback
    When one of the three astronauts went to go stir up the two oxygen tanks the second oxygen tank set on fire and exploded damaging the first oxygen tank. But luckily the three astronauts made it back home.
  • First Earth Day

    First Earth Day
    Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin believed that we only have one Earth which is true and also that we need to take care of her. So he created Earth Day which is extremely popular now and a lot of people follow its rules. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/modern/jb_modern_earthday_1.html
  • 18 year olds given the right to vote

    18 year olds given the right to vote
    The 26th amendment to the united states pretty much sais if we are old enough to fight (age 18) we should be able to vote. and it wasn't until 1970 that the law/amendment got passed for this.
  • Disney World Opens

    Disney World Opens
    Walt Disney World opens with only its Magic Kingdom that is a second Disney park that is meant to be bigger than Walt Disney Land. Then the other parks Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom were added on later.
  • London Bridge Brought to the U.S.

    London Bridge Brought to the U.S.
    Nine days after Disney World opened the London Bridge was dismantled and sent 10,000 miles to California. It was finally finished being recreated on October 10, 1971. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g31262-d103158-Reviews-London_Bridge-Lake_Havasu_City_Arizona.html
  • China Joins The UN

    China Joins The UN
    China Joined the United Nations and they replaced the republic of china. http://www.campashraf.org/u-n-complains-to-iraq-over-attack-on-dissident-camp/
  • M*A*S*H* T.V. show premiers

    M*A*S*H* T.V. show premiers
    The famous comedy show called M*A*S*H was introduced. It is about a military camp in Korea during the Korean War. Everybody in this camp is a doctor, specifically a surgeon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M*A*S*H_(TV_series)
  • HBO Launched

    HBO Launched
    HBO was and still is a T.V. channel that didn't start out famous but is very famous now. Its first show was Sometimes A Great Nation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HBO
  • First Sucsessful Video Game Pong Launched

    First Sucsessful Video Game Pong Launched
    The first successful video game Pong made by Atari Inc. was a game that simulated table tennis, also known as "Ping Pong". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong
  • Sears Tower Built

    Sears Tower Built
    Willis Tower formally named Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago that is 108 stories tall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Tower
  • Paul Getty Kidnapped

    Paul Getty Kidnapped
    Paul Getty got kidnapped in the Pizza Farnese in Romme at 3:00am. A randsom note was recieved saying you give me $17,000,000 and I will give you paul. after a while the newspaper preess was recieved mail with pauls ear in it and a note saying if we don't get some money soon you will recieve paul back in little pieces. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/john-paul-getty-dies-scion-dysfunctional-dynasty/story?id=12877684
  • Endangered Species Act

    Endangered Species Act
    The Endangered Species Act is one of the dozens of US inviromental laws. It was signed by president Richard Nixon. This law was pretty much designed to prevent the extinction of some animal species. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_Species_Act
  • Patty Hearst Kidnapped

    Patty Hearst Kidnapped
    Patty Hearst was kidnapped in her appartment when she was with her fiance. After a awile the Symbionese Liberation Army (or SLA) let her make a call saying that she joined the SLA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Hearst
  • US President Nixon Resigns

    US President Nixon Resigns
    Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. He seemed liken a great president but when he was in office he did exactly the opposite of what he said he would do, he said that he would end the vietnam war but he only extended it. Nixon resigned because he didn't want to go to jail for sending people to go to the democratic headquarters and finding out what they were going to do next but they were caught.
  • Gerald Ford pardons Nixon

    Gerald Ford pardons Nixon
    Gerald Ford was elected vice president by Nixon before he resigned and that is what made him president. Greald also excused Nixon of all of his criminal records (the spying on the Democratic Headquarters). http://watergate.info/ford/pardon.shtml
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    Microsoft is a very big software company that is more than US, but it is a worldwide company too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft
  • Gun Fight

    Gun Fight
    The first video game shooter game that was designed and ispired by pong. This video game was the first two person shooter game created. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Fight
  • Jimmy Hoffa Dissapears

    Jimmy Hoffa Dissapears
    Jimmy Hoffa was born on February 14, 1913. He disappeared in the Marchus Red Fox restraunt parking lot sometime shortly after 2:45. He was declaired legally dead on July 30, 1982. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hoffa#Disappearance
  • Francisco Franco dies

    Francisco Franco dies
    Francisco Franco was a Spanish General that died by becoming very ill and died shortly after midnight on November 20, 1975. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Franco#Franco.27s_death_and_funeral
  • Apple Computer launched

    Apple Computer launched
    Apple is a very famous computer and technology company. This company started out making computers then they advanced to more things. Now they create I-Pods, phones, and much more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.
  • Entebbe Air Raid

    Entebbe Air Raid
    Operation Entebbe was a counter hostage-terrorist mission by the Special Forces of the Isrial Defense Forces (IDF). This took place at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Entebbe
  • Mao Tse-tung dies

    Mao Tse-tung dies
    Mao Tse-tung was 1st Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Zedong
  • Star Wars Movie Released

    Star Wars Movie Released
    Star Wars was a very popular movie and movie series. Its first movie was Star Wars A New Hope. This movie was about a young boy named Luke becoming the last Jedi. and the Death Star being mostly destroyed. This movie had two sequels and three prequels. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars
  • New York City Black Out

    New York City Black Out
    The whole blackout started around 8:37 pm due to a lighting strike that caused a chain reaction of problems for electricity. This eventually caused a one day long black out. http://www.sohoblues.com/photojournalism/previewpages/previewpage19.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_blackout_of_1977
  • Elvis Found Dead

    Elvis Found Dead
    Elvis Presley was a very famous musician. He made many very popular songs and it was a very sad time when he was found dead in his home at the medium age of 42. I am pretty sure the US was very sad to find out he is dead. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/witness/august/16/newsid_3135000/3135363.stm
  • First Test Tube Baby Born

    First Test Tube Baby Born
    Louise Joy Brown was the first person to be born by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). This baby was born at Oldham General Hospital. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Brown http://news.discovery.com/human/in-vitro-fertlization-nobel.html
  • Camp David accords for Middle East Peace

    Camp David accords for Middle East Peace
    The Camp David Accords were signed by the Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Thirteen days followed of negotiations at Camp David. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_David_Accords
  • Jonestown Massacre

    Jonestown Massacre
    The Jonestown Massacre was a sad time where 918 people died in Jonestown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown
  • Sony Introduces the Walkman

    Sony Introduces the Walkman
    The Walkman was the first U.S. hand held portible music player. The first one looked alot like older model I-Pods. After the Walkman Sony created several other portable music devices. It is even possible that this inspired apple to create the I-Pod. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkman#Origins
  • ESPN starts broadcasting

    ESPN starts broadcasting
    The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, also known as ESPN was a not so popular TV channel when it launched but up to today alot of people watch it to watch many sports. I even know someone who watches golf on it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESPN
  • Iran Takes American Hostages in Tehran

    Iran Takes American Hostages in Tehran
    The Iran Hostage Crisis happened because the leader of Iran was seen as an american puppet and that he got really ill and was afraid to have the needed surgery anywhere outside of the US because of all of the assasination attempts. The president of the US let him in and he ended up staying longer than planned. His enemies back in Iran took 52 americans hostage for 444 days. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis