Apollo 13 MissionTwo days after its initial launch, the oxygen tank explodes on the module. The lunar landing is aborted because of this, and the crew make it home safely, despite great dangers.
Plane HijackingsA Palestinian terrorist group hijacks five jet plans headed for New York City. The mjority of the hostages were released on Sept. 11, but the Jewish passengers were kept until freed by Jordinian forces on September 30.
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World Trade Center BuiltThe North Tower of the World Trade Center is opened in New York City. This building serves as offices leased to financial and government based companies.
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Super Bowl VThe Baltimore Colts beat the Dallas Cowboys 16 to 13 in the fifth annual Super Bowl Games. MVP of the game was Cowboys' linebacker Chuck Howley.
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Laos InvasionThe United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Laos and Cambodia. Around 4,000 to 5,000 South Vietnamese troops parachute into the countries, with US planes attacking. No US ground troops were involved.
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China Joins UNThe People's Republic of China joins the UN. The seat was formerly occupied by The Republic of China since 1945. Representative Chiang Kai-Shek signs the charter, giving China membership into the UN.
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Disney World OpensAfter seven years of planning, the amusement park created by Walt Disney opens. The park features Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Sqare, Tomorrowland, Main Street USA, and about 5,500 cast members.
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Super Bowl VIThe Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins 24 to 3 in the sixth annual Super Bowl games. MVP of the game was Cowboys' quarterback Roger Staubach.
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KKK Riots in NYCThe KKK stage a massive protest/ riot against the signing of Title IX, which states that no one shall be discriminated by race or sex when given Federal aid for school or athletics. Three people died in the riots.
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Terrorist Attacks at Munich OlympicsEight members of the terrorist group Black September sneak into the Olympics in Germany.They kill two Israeli athletes and take the nine others hostage. The hostages and 3 terrorists are killed after a failed rescue attempt.
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Pong ReleasedThe first successful video game is released. It is a tennis game featuring simple, two dimensional graphics. Although other video games came before it, it was the first one to gain mainstream popularity.
Super Bowl VIIThe Miami Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins 14 to 7 in the seventh annual Super Bowl games. MVP of the game was Dolphins' safety Jake Scott.\
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U.S. Leaves VietnamSouth Vietnam and the US sign a treaty with North Vietnam agreeing to a ceasefire. All hostages and prisoners are to be released, and an international force is created to ensure peace. South Vietnam is allowed independence, and Northern Vietnamese troops stationed in South Vietnam are allowed to stay there.
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Sears Tower BuiltThe Sears tower is a 108 story skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At its completion it was the tallest building in the world, passing the Twin Towers in New York. It held this record for 25 years. Later on, its name was changed to the Willis Tower.
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Endangered Species ActThe Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a program for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals in their home habitats. This act is used in America by the FWA and NOAA.
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Super Bowl VIIIThe Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings 24 to 7 in the eighth annual Super Bowl games. MVP of the game was Dolphins' running back Larry Csonka.
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Speed Limit Raised to 55In response to the oil crisis in 1973, the US Congress enacted the National Maxumum Speed Law, mandating that the national speed limit be 55 mph to reduce gas prices.
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President Nixon ResignsRichard Nixon resigns as president after what becaome known as the Watergate Scandal. People working for his administration broke into a Democrat based building and were arrested.
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Ford Pardons NixonIn President Gerald Ford's inauguration, he pardoned former president Richard Nixon for any crimes he might have committed in his presidency. His reasons are that he does not want to drag the trial out, as it would create suffering, tensions, and divisions among Americans.
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Super Bowl IXThe Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Minnesota Vikings 16 to 6 in the ninth annual Super Bowl games. MVP of the game was Steelers' fullback Franco Harris.
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Creation of MicrosoftMicrosoft Corporation is founded in Albaqerque, New Mexico, and moves to Beleviue in Washington. It shortly came out with the 16 bit MS DOS computer. They soon changed their name to Microsoft Windows.
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Saigon Falls to CommunismSaigon, capital of South Vietnam, is captured by North Vietnamese Communist forces. This marked the end of the Vietnam War and the reunification of Vietnam as a single country.
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Death of Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco was the leader of the rebel forces in the Spanish Civil War, and later dictator of Spain. At the time of his death, he had given most powers to his heir Prince Juan Carlos. He remained only as Commander in Chief and Head of State. When he died, Juan Carlos became King.
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Apple Computer launchedThe Apple company is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniack, and Ronald Wayne. For its first 30 years, the company was named Apple Computer. The Computer was taken off as the company began to shift from a computer company to other eloctronics.
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Nadia Comaneci Recieves Perfect TensRomanian gymast Nadia Comaneci receives a perfect ten on the uneven bars and the floor exercise, setting a record for the first perfect ten at the Montreal Olympics. The scoring system has since changed from the 1 through 10 system.
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NYC BlackoutThe New York City blackout was an electrical blackout that affected all of New York City and its immediate surroundings.The blackout led to looting, arson, and disorder. It was also the largest mass arrests in city history, and cost 300 millioin dollars.
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Star Wars ReleasedStar Wars is an American film series containing six episodes. The movies currently are third in highest grossing movie series with 4.47 billion dollars. The films won ten Academy Awards out of 25 nominations.
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First Black Miss UniverseThe first black Miss Universe was Janelle Commissiong of Trnidad and Tobago. She was also the first winner of African American descent.
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Death of Mao Tse TungChairman Mao was the founder of the People's Republic of China and leader of the Chinese Revolution. His theories on Marxism-Leninism and new military strategies are known as Maoism. He was dictator of Communist China until his death.
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Super Bowl XIIThe Dallas Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos 27 to 10 in the twelfth annual Super Bowl games. MVP of the game were Cowboys' defensive tackle Randy White and defensive end Harvey Martin.
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Love Canal Declared DisasterThe Love Canal was a canal connecting Niagra River and Lake Ontario. Toxic waste from World War II, the Manhattan Project, and the Hooker Electrochemical Company was dumped there. It was brought to national attention that residents were being harmed, and they had to be evacuated.
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John Paul II Becomes PopePope John Paul II reigned as pope of the Catholic Church until his death in 2005. He was the second longest serving pope in history, and was the first non-Italian pope to be elected. He was also one fo the most world travelling popes.
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Jonestown MassacreA preacher named Jim Jones creates a leftist cult in California. He convinces people of the evils of capitalism and goes to Guyana. After killing an investigating congressman, Jones and his 912 followers commit suicide by drinking poison.
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Super Bowl XIIIThe Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowbys 35 to 31 in the thirteenth annual Super Bowl games. MVP of the game was Steelers' quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
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Sony Introduces the WalkmanThe Sony Walkman was the first music cassette player marketed to ordinary consumers. It was more portable and lightweight than all other music players, and despite criticism was a huge success with people of all ages.
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ESPN Begins BroadcastingEntertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) was founded by Bill Rasmussen, Scott Rasmussen, and Ed Eagan. The Getty Oil Company funded the beginning of the venture, and ESPN currently programs telecasts, shows, and events.
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Iran Hostage CrisisThe Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between the US and Iran. 52 Americans at the American Embassy in Tehran were taken hostage for 444 days by Islamist students and militants. This was seen as an effect of the Shah's allowance into the US.
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