First Earth DayEven though Earth Day is usually held on April 22, the first Earth Day was held in Sanfransisco on March 21, 1970, celebrating the the first day of spring. Earth Day soon became popular around the world and was later signed by the UN that it would become an international holiday.
The Kent State ShootingsThe Kent State Shootings occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio. Students were protesting about the Anerican Invasion of Cambodia and had gathered around the campus. Eventually the protests got out of hand and the Ohio National Guard came in to take control of the protests. The gaurdsmen shot 67 rounds in 13 seconds killing four and wounding 9 others, one of which who is now paralized.
The Beatles Break UpOne of the most influencial bands of the sixties broke up on December 31, 1970. There were many reasons the band broke up such as different artistic visions between the members and the death of manager Brian Epstien which caused financial and legal issues
Cite Pages 1970Earth Day
The Beatles break up
Kent State Shootings
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1970Layla - Derek and the Dominos
Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act PassedPublic Health Cigarette Smoking Act was an act that passed in 1971 to try to limit the practice of smoking. Cigarette boxes contained warnings such as "Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined that Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health" also the act banned cigarette advertisements
End of Gold Standard In the U.S.In 1971, Richard Nixon ended the gold standard in the U.S. This was also called the Nixon Shock. After he changed it he put a ninety day wage and price freeze so the economy wouldnt drop severely.
Walt Disney World Resort OpensOn October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World Resort opens in Orlando Florida. Disney World is now the most visited entertainment resort in the world. In 1959, Walt Disney Productions wanted another park to follow up Disney Land in California. Walt Disney died in 1966 before his Disney World plans could be achieved but his brother and business partner Roy Disney brought his dreams to life in 1971.
Cite Pages 1971Disney World Opens
Cigarette ads are banned on TV
End of gold Standard for US currency
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1971Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin
Munich MassacreIn the 1972 summer olymics held in Munich, West Germany, terrorists attacked and held the Israeli Olympic Team hostage. It was executed by the terrorist group Black September. Six Israeli coaches and five athletes were killed.
PONG was CreatedIn 1972 the Atari game PONG was created. Even though there were other arcade games before it, PONG was the most popular. It resembled a game of table tennis or ping pong and the goal is for a player to earn more points than the opponent. Points are earned when one fails to return the ball to the other.
Last Man to Land on the MoonOn December 7, 1972, Apollo 17 was launched, the last of eleven manned spacecrafts to land on the moon. The mission lasted twelve days and three days on the moon.Apollo 17 also broke several records set by previous flights, including the longest manned lunar landing flight,the longest total lunar surface activities,the largest lunar sample return, and the longest time in lunar orbit.
Cite Pages 1972PONG was created
Last man to land on the moon
Terrorists Attack at the Olympic Games in Munich
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1972Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Abortion Legalized in the U.S.Abortion has been legal in every state since the 1973 cour case of Roe vs Wade. Court ruled that a right to privacy under the due process under the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that right must be balanced concerning the interests in protecting prenatal life and protecting women's health.
U.S. Pulls Out of VietnamEven though the U.S. starts reducing numbers of troops in Vietnam in 1971, it wasnt until 1973 when they started withdrawling troops. The withdrawl of troops took five years even though there were still some leftover.
Spiro Agnew ResignsIn 1973, Spiro Agnew, vice president to Richard Nixon, resigns from office due to tax evasion, having $100,000 in bribes. He had a fine of $10,000 and three years probation. He was replaced by senator Gerald R. Ford.
Cite Pages 1973Abortion Legalized
Vice President Resigns
U.S. pulls out of Vietnam
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1973Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Patty Hearst KidnappedPatty Hearst was an actress from Sanfransisco who was kidnapped in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army. The SLA wouldnt let her go until her father donated seventy dollars of food to every needy Californian. On April 3, 1974, a recording was released that Patty had joined the SLA under the name of Tania. Afterwards she robbed a bank and was arrested.
Nixon ResignsOn August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned from office. After the Watergate Scandal, he was almost certain he was to be impeached. With his election, his vice president Gerald Ford, who was elected after previous vice president Spiro Agnew resigned, became president therefore becoming the first president in office without any votes from the electoral college.
Speed Limit Changes to 55They lowered the speed limit because of the 1973 oil crises to help save money. That, combined with a ban on ornamental lighting, no gasoline sales on Sunday, and a 15% cut in gasoline production, were proposed to reduce total gas consumption by 200,000 barrels a day, representing a 2.2% drop from annualized 1973 gasoline consumption levels.
Cite Pages 1974Patty Hearst Kidnapped
National Speed Limit 55
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1974No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1974No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Microsoft is FoundedMicrosoft is an American company based on computing though its various products. Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems.
Saigon Falls to CommunismThe Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front on April 30, 1975. This event officially ended the Vietnam war and also led to the reunification of Vietnam.
Francisco Franco DiesFrancisco Franco was a Spanish general, and dictator who played as another corrupt leader along with Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. In 1974 he became ill with various health problems such as Parkensons Disease. He fell into a coma on October 30 and nearly a month later, he died at the age of 82.
Cite Pages 1975Francisco Franco dies
Saigon Falls to Communism
Microsoft is Founded
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1975Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Legionnaire’s Disease StrikesLegionnaire's Disease is caused by Legionella pneumophila, an aquatic organism which is caused by inhaling them. This sickness causes high fevers and pnemonia. Legionnaires' disease acquired its name in July 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among people attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. 182 people are infected and 29 are killed.
Apple Computer is LaunchedApple was established on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs. Their first computer is an Apple l and was a simple motherboard computer with a CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips. Far less than what we consider a home computer today. Now, Apple has made Laptops, Mp3 devices such as the Ipod, and even televisions.
Vietnam ReunitesAfter the victory of North Vietnam In 1975, North and South Vietnam reformed into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Cite Pages 1976Apple computer is launched
Legionnaire’s disease strikes 182, kills 29
North and south Vietnam form to the socialist republic of Vietnam
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1976Hotel California - The Eagles
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1977Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
Star Wars is ReleasedStar Wars, one of the most popular sci-fi films of all time. The first film in the original trilogy, A New Hope, made $1,768,045,075 in worldwide box office. Director George Lucas finished the trilogy with The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Years Later, Lucas Released Prequel Trilogy including The Phantom Menace, The Clone Wars, and Revenge of the Sith.
First Black Miss UniverseJanelle Commissiong was the first black winner if the Miss Universe Compitition. She brought inspiration to black women and girls all over the world by telling them that the color of your skin doesnt make you any less beautiful then anyone else.
First Black Miss AmericaJanelle Commissiong was the first black winner if the Miss Universe Compitition. She brought inspiration to black women and girls all over the world by telling them that the color of your skin doesnt make you any less beautiful then anyone else.
Elvis Found DeadOn the afternoon of August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley was discovered unresponsive on his bathroom floor. He had overdosed on drugs. He had a history with drug abuse.
Cite Pages 1977Elvis Found Dead
First Black Miss Universe
Star Wars is Released
First Test Tube Baby was BornOn July 25 1977, Louise Brown was born and she was the first test tube baby. She was created using In vitro fertilisation, which means that an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body. Louise was born in Oldham, UK weighing only five pounds twelve ounces. Dr. Robert Edwards concieved the baby for her parents and delivered her, he later won a nobel prize for his medical achievements.
John Paul ll Becomes PopeReplacing John Paul I, John Paul II becomes the Pope. He is considered to be one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. He was the Pope for twenty-six years, one hundred and sixty-eight days until his death in 2005. As pope, John Paul II wrote and taught about "The Theology of the Body".
Jonetown MassacreThe Jonesdtown massacre started in a ministry in Indianappolis with the leader Reverend Jim Jones. Him and his people eventually left America and moved to an isolated country in South America called Guyana. They stayed there for several years and most of his one thousand members were ill. After some suspision in 1977 anbout Jones and his activities, congressman Leo Ryan went to Jonestown to Investigate. After his stay and interviews with the people and jones he left, on his way to the airstrip
Jonestown Massacre prt. 2he was shot at by trained gun men. Jones, fearing arrest and the end of his ministry called a "revolutionary suicide" and each member of the ministry had to drink Flavor Aide filled with cyanide. Those who refused were murdered. In all six hundred and ninety men and women were killed and two hundred and eightteen children, leaving a ninehundred and eight death count.
Cite Pages 1978First Test Tube Baby
John Paul ll becomes Pope
Rock and Roll Song of the Year 1978I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Margret Thatcher Elected Prime MinisterMay 4, 1979, Margret Thatcher is elected Prime Minister of Britain. She is the first and only woman to be the prime minister and has been the Prime Minister longer than anybody else.
ESPN was Broadcasted.Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, commonly known as ESPN, is a global cable television network that shows sports-related programming including event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming.
Greensboro MassacreThe Greensboro Massacre happened on November 3, 1979 when five protest marchers were shot and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was a rally and march of industrial workers and Communists was planned against the Ku Klux Klan. Communist organizers publicly challenged the Klan to present themselves and "face the wrath of the people". Some Klansmen and members from the American Nazi Party drove by the rally and the industrial workers
Greensboro Massacre prt. 2started hitting the Klansmen with stones and wooden sticks. No one knows who fired the first shot but 11 were wounded and 4 were killed.
Cite Pages 1979ESPN Starts Broadcasting
Margret Thatcher First Woman Prime Minister of Great Britain
Rock adn Roll Song of the Year 1979Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd