The 70's

  • Energy Crisis

    Energy Crisis
    The 1970's energy crisis was a period in which the economies of the major industrial countries of the world, particularly the United
    States, Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand were heavily affected and faced substantial petroleum shortages, real and perceived, as well as elevated prices. The two worst crises of this period were the 1973 oil crisis, caused by the US production peak in 1971, and the 1979 energy crisis, caused by the Iranian Revolution.
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    The 70's

  • Kent State Shooting

    Kent State Shooting
    On may fourth 1970 the national guard was called in to ohio state campus due to student protesters. the national guard fired after claiming from hearing gun fire on them.4 killed nine wounded. The event triggered a nationwide student strike that forced hundreds of colleges and universities to close.
  • Marshall University Plane Crash

    Marshall University Plane Crash
    The plane crashed into a hill, short the airstrip. All 75 people on board were killed. The crash consisted of 37 team members, 8 coaches, 25 athletic boosters, and five crew members.The crash was labeled the worst air disaster in American sports history. The jet had struck a tree on a hill 5,543 feet west of the runway.
  • Water Gate Scandal

    Water Gate Scandal
    on the morning of june 17,1972 several burglars were arrested inside the office of the democratic national committeethe burglars were connected to president richard Nixon's reelection campaign to wiretap phones and steal secret documents. This Scandal lead to the consideration of impeaching Nixon but he resigned.
  • Apollo 17

    Apollo 17
    Apollo 17 was the final mission of the United States' Apollo lunar landing program. Launched at 12:33 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, with a three-member crew consisting of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 remains the most recent manned Moon landing. Apollo 17 was the sixth Apollo lunar landing, the first night launch of a U.S.
  • End of Vietnam War

    End of Vietnam War
    Forty years ago the United States ended its military involvement in Vietnam.  Although the war would continued another two years, the South Vietnamese would no longer receive American assistance. In all, 58,282 American soldiers lost their lives and another 303,644 Americans were wounded.
  • Sky Lab Launches

    Sky Lab Launches
    The U.S.'s first space station. Launched May 14th, 1973 Skylab orbited the Earth from 1973 to 1979, and included a workshop, a solar observatory, and other systems. It was launched unmanned by a modified Saturn v rocket, with a mass of 169,950 pounds
  • Patty Hearst Caught

    Patty Hearst Caught
    Patty Hearst Daughter of well known Randolph Hearst wa kidnapped from here dorm. She was held for two months. In that time her captives asked for money and they got it. Still Patty was not released. She was being "Brained washed" when the group decided she had changed enough they let her join in on their bank robbing jobs. Patty ended up acting in one robbery and driving the get away car of abother. She was caught May 1st and was sentanced to 22 years but only served 22 months and was Pardoned.
  • America's Bicentennial

    America's Bicentennial
    The United States Bicentennial was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to the historical events leading up to the creation of the United States of America as an independent republic. The Bicentennial culminated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever
    Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American dance film directed by John Badham and starring John Travolta as Tony ManeroA huge commercial success the film significantly helped to popularize disco music around the world and made Travolta, already well known from his role on TV's Welcome Back, Kotter, a household name.
  • Thedore Bundy Caught

    Thedore Bundy Caught
    Serial Killer Ted Bunndy Is caught inea the Alabama state line. Oficer Lee had arrested him on an auto theft for the car he was driving. Lee did not know he had just caught one of americas top ten most wanted criminals. Ted was taken to trial and was later put on death row. Bundy confessed too 44 murders but some believe he could have killed 144 women.
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    The Act covers discrimination "on the basis of pregnancy". Employers are exempt from providing medical coverage for elective abortions - except in the case that the mother's life is threatened - but are required to provide disability and sick leave for women who are recovering from an abortion