The Seventies! ( Amber Z)

  • Apollo 13 mission suffers huge setback

    Apollo 13 mission suffers huge setback
    Apollo 13 was intended to be the third mission to carry humans to the surface of the Moon, but an explosion of one of the oxygen tanks and resulting damage to other systems resulted in the mission being aborted before the planned lunar landing could take place.
  • Palestinian Group Hijacks Five Planes

    Palestinian Group Hijacks Five Planes
    splinter group detonates altitude bombs in two airplanes, causing one to crash while the other lands safely. 47 people are killed, and both the P.F.L.P. and other Palestinian guerrilla organizations condemn the attacks.
  • Aswan High Dam Completed

    Aswan High Dam Completed
    is an embankment situated across the Nile River in Aswan Egypt. Gave the whole region electric
  • Beatles break Up

    Beatles break Up
    Because the manger dies, and they had to find a new one, and they couldn’t find one they wanted.
  • Kent State Shooting

    Kent State Shooting
    • occurred at Kent State University in the city of Kent, Ohio and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970
  • Computer Floppy Disks

    Computer Floppy Disks
    is a data storage medium that is composed of a disk of thin, flexible
  • World Trade Center Is Complete

    World Trade Center Is Complete
    was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan in New York City that were destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks. At the time of its completion, they were the tallest building in the world, surpassing the Empire State Building, which is also in Manhattan.
  • First earth day

    First earth day
    It was on that day that Americans made it clear that they understood and were deeply concerned over the deterioration of our environment and the mindless dissipation of our resources. That day left a permanent impact on the politics of America.
  • EPA is Created

    EPA is Created
    – For years, raw sewage, industrial and feedlot wastes had been discharged into rivers and lakes without regard for the cumulative effect that made our waters unfit for drinking, swimming, and boating. Smokestack omissions and automobile exhausts made air pollution so bad in certain communities that some people died and many were hospitalized
  • China Joinns The UN

    China Joinns The UN
    membership of the United Nations Security Council has been occupied by the people’s republic of china.
  • The Pentago Papers

    The Pentago Papers
    is a top secret United States department of defense history of the United States.
  • London Bridge Brought To The U.s

    London Bridge Brought To The U.s
    It was the only bridge over the Thames downstream from Kingston until Putney Bridge opened in 1729. The current bridge opened on 17 March 1973 and is the latest in a succession of bridges to occupy the spot and claim the name.[1]
  • Amtrak created

    Amtrak created
    All of Amtrak's preferred stock is owned by the U.S. federal government. The members of its board of directors are appointed by the President of the United States and are subject to confirmation by the United States Senate.
  • Direct dial between New York and London

    Direct dial between New York and London
    direct dial is a telecommunications term for a network-provided service feature in which a call originator may, without operator assistance, call any other user outside the local calling area. DDD requires more digits in the number dialed than are required for calling within the local area or area code. DDD also extends beyond the boundaries of national public telephone network,
  • D.B. Cooper

    D.B. Cooper
    is the name popularly used to refer an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington,
  • Nixon visits Soviet Union

    Nixon visits Soviet Union
    President Nixon's visit to the Soviet Union was the most epoch-making event since Soviet Premier Khrushchev's visit to the United States in 1959 in that it was the first visit ever made to the Soviet Union by an American President after the war. His visit was realized despite the fact that the U.S.-Soviet confrontation over the Vietnam problem had deepened because of the U.S. naval blockade of North Vietnam. It produced concrete results, including the agreement on basic documents ("The Basic Pri
  • First successful video game (Pong) launched

    First successful video game (Pong) launched
    Pong quickly became a success and is the first commercially successful video game, which led to the start of the video game industry. Soon after its release, several companies began producing games that copied Pong's gameplay, and eventually released new types of games. As a result, Atari encouraged its staff to produce more innovative games. The company released several sequels that built upon the original's gameplay by adding new features. During the 1975 Christmas season, Atari released a hom
  • Pocket Calculators Introduced

    Pocket Calculators Introduced
    By 1970, a calculator could be made using just a few chips of low power consumption, allowing portable models powered from rechargeable batteries. The first portable calculators appeared in Japan in 1970, and were soon marketed around the world. These included the Sanyo ICC-0081 "Mini Calculator", the Canon Pocketronic, and the Sharp QT-8B "micro Compet". The Canon Pocketronic was a development of the "Cal-Tech" project which had been started at Texas Instruments in 1965 as a research project to
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) introduced

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) introduced
    Supplemental Security Income (or SSI) is a United States government program that provides stipends to low-income people who are either aged (65 or older), blind, or disabled. Although administered by the Social Security Administration SSI is funded from the U.S. Treasury general funds, not the Social Security trust fund. SSI was created in 1974 to replace federal-state adult assistance programs that served the same purpose. The restructuring of these programs was intended to standardize the elig
  • The Wars Act passed

    The Wars Act passed
    The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548) is a U.S. federal law intended to restrict the power of the President to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. The law was adopted in the form of a United States Congress joint resolution; this provides that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or in case of "a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or poss
  • HBO launched

    HBO launched
    an initialism of its full (legal) name Home Box Office, is an American premium cable television network, owned by Time Warner. As of December 2010, HBO's programming reaches 28.6 million subscribers in the United States, making it the second largest premium subscription channel in America (Encore's programming reaches 32.8 million subscribers as of April 2011). [1] In addition to its U.S. subscriber base, HBO also broadcasts in at least 151 countries worldwide.[2]
  • Supreme Court rules against death penalty

    Supreme Court rules against death penalty
    In a 5-4 decision, the Court's one-page per curiam opinion held that the imposition of the death penalty in these cases constituted cruel and unusual punishment and violated the Constitution. Each of the justices filed their own concurrences and dissents; none were able to gather more than three other justices to support them. Only Justices Brennan and Marshall believed the death penalty to be unconstitutional in all instances. Other concurrences focused on the arbitrary nature with which death
  • Watergate Scandal Begins

    Watergate Scandal Begins
    • The affair began with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972. The FBI connected the payments to the burglars to a slush fund used by the 1972 Committee to Re-elect the President. As evidence mounted against the president's staff, which included former staff members testifying against them in an investigation conducted by the Senate Watergate Committee, it was revealed that President Nixon ha
  • M*A*S*H TV Show Premiers

    M*A*S*H TV Show Premiers
    is a media franchise. Owned in its film and television incarnations by 20th Century Fox, the series concerns a group of fictional characters who served at the fictional "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M*A*S*H)" during the Korean War.
  • Title IX signed into law by Nixon

    Title IX signed into law by Nixon
    Title XV of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a United States law, enacted on June 23, 1972, that amended Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 2002 it was renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, in honor of its principal author Congresswoman Mink, but is most commonly known simply as Title IX. The law states that
  • Nixon visits China

    Nixon visits China
    U.S. President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to the People's Republic of China was an important step in formally normalizing relations between the United states and the People's Republic of China. It marked the first time a U.S. president had visited the PRC, who at that time considered the U.S. one of its staunchest foes. The visit has become a metaphor for an unexpected or uncharacteristic action by a politician
  • George Wallace shot while campaigning

    George Wallace shot while campaigning
    Wallace was campaigning for presidency at the time. The assassination attempt on Wallace left him paralyzed and he had to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The man who attempted the assassination was Arthur Bremmer, Bremmer didn’t hate Wallace. Prior to the shooting he had stalked Nixon for several weeks but couldn’t get close enough to him. He just got desperate to do something to show the world his worth, and Wallace was approachable.
  • Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals

    Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals
    At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich (West Germany), Spitz was back to maintain his bid for the six gold medals. He did even more, winning seven Olympic gold medals. Further, Spitz set a new world record in each of the seven events (the 100 m freestyle [00:51:22], 200 m freestyle [01:52:78], 100 m butterfly [00:54:27], 200 m butterfly [02:00:70], 4 x 100 m freestyle relay [03:26:42], 4 x 200 m freestyle relay [07:35:78] and the 4 x 100 m medley relay [03:48:16]). Originally Spitz was reluctant
  • Terrorists Attack at the Olympic Games in Munich

    Terrorists Attack at the Olympic Games in Munich
    The Munich massacre is an informal name for events that occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Bavaria in southern West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually murdered by the Islamic terrorist group Black September. Members of Black September contended that Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization secretly endorsed the operation. Fatah, however, disputed the accusation. Black September called the operation "Ikrit and Biram", after two Christian
  • Last man in the moon

    Last man in the moon
    Apollo 17 was the eleventh and final manned mission in the American Apollo space program. Launched at 12:33 a.m. EST on December 7, 1972, with a crew of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 remains the most recent manned Moon landing and the most recent manned flight beyond low Earth orbit. Apollo 17 was the sixth Apollo lunar landing, the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and the final manned launch of a Satu
  • Abortion legalized in US

    Abortion legalized in US
    Abortions performed prior to the third trimester are legal in the United States, although the issue has polarized mainstream political parties. Almost all state Democratic Party platforms support abortion while almost all state Republican Party platforms oppose it.
  • UPC barcodes comes to US

    UPC barcodes comes to US
    UPC Barcodes are generally used to track products in the retail industry. The Universal Product Code (UPC) has been used in the US and Canada since 1973. PrecisionID's UPC Barcode Font Software can create UPC-A, UPC-E, UCC-12, EAN-8, EAN-13, ISBN, Bookland, and JAN barcodes. For EAN-14 Barcodes see PrecisionID's Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Software or Code 128 barcode software. For UCC128 or EAN128 barcodes, see the PrecisionID Code 128 Barcode solution
  • Paul Getty kidnapped

    Paul Getty kidnapped
    In early 1971, he was expelled from St. George's English School (later St. George's British International School), in Rome, Italy. His father moved back to England, and at 3am on 10 July 1973, Getty was kidnapped in the Piazza Farnese in Rome.[1] A ransom note was received, demanding $17 million in exchange for his safe return. When that ransom message arrived, some family members suspected the kidnapping was merely a ploy by the rebellious youngster as he had frequently joked about staging his
  • The war powers act

    The war powers act
    The War Powers Resolution, generally known as the War Powers Act, was passed by Congress over President Nixon's veto to increase congressional control over the executive branch in foreign policy matters, specifically in regard to military actions short of formally declared war. Its central provision prohibited the President from engaging in military actions for more than sixty days, unless Congress voted approval
  • OPEC doubles price of oil

    OPEC doubles price of oil
    Since World War II, the oil-rich nations of the Persian Gulf have served as reliable reservoirs for the petroleum needs of much of the industrialized, non-communist world. By the early 1970s, this role had expanded dramatically in importance, particularly where the United States was concerned. In the early 1970s, Saudi Arabia and Iran both surpassed Venezuela to become the world’s two largest exporters, while the U.S.’s share of world oil production dropped from one-third to one-quarter between
  • Patty Hearst Kidnapped

    Patty Hearst Kidnapped
    • (born February 20, 1954), now known as Patricia Campbell Hearst Shaw, is an American newspaper heiress, socialite, actress, kidnap victim, and convicted bank robber. On February 4, 19743 the 19 year old were kidnapped. When the attempt to swap Hearst for jail the SLA members failed.
  • U.S. President Nixon Resigns

    U.S. President Nixon Resigns
    was the 37th president. He resigned in 1974. He was a navy lieutenant commander in the United States in 1945. After world war ll a group of whiter Republicans approached Nixon for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.
  • U.S. President Nixon Resigns

    U.S. President Nixon Resigns
    was the 37th president. He resigned in 1974. He was a navy lieutenant commander in the United States in 1945. After world war ll a group of whiter Republicans approached Nixon for a seat in the United States House of Representatives
  • Gerald Ford pardons Nixon

    Gerald Ford pardons Nixon
    On September 8, 1974, one month after President Richard Nixon resigned the presidency amid the Watergate scandal, his successor, President Gerald R. Ford, announced his decision to grant Nixon a full pardon for any crimes he may have committed while in office.
  • Gerald Ford pardons Nixon

    Gerald Ford pardons Nixon
    On September 8, 1974, one month after President Richard Nixon resigned the presidency amid the Watergate scandal, his successor, President Gerald R. Ford, announced his decision to grant Nixon a full pardon for any crimes he may have committed while in office.
  • Girls allowed playing in Little League Baseball

    Girls allowed playing in Little League Baseball
    A ruling by Sylvia Presley, hearing examiner for the New Jersey Civil Rights Division on Nov. 7, 1973, was later upheld in the Superior Court, leading to Little League Baseball's admittance of girls into its programs
  • A President Ford assassination attempt (2)

    A President Ford assassination attempt (2)
    president ford was the 38th president of the United States. He served president in august 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977. He lived longer than any other president and died at the age of 93. Two of his assassination was three weeks of each other. One in Sacramento, California on September 5, 1975. A colt 45. Hand gun was pointed at him. The second attempt happened when he was leaving St. Francis hotel in downtown, San Francisco. A lady with a 38. Caliber revolver pointed the gun at him, just before
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    Microsoft was formed soon after the introduction of the Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems. In a letter to Alan Bill Gates uses the Microsoft name from their partnership. They both signed an agreement. Over the years the pc has changed from a hobbyist’s toy to an indispensable tool that can change the world.
  • Saigon falls to communism

    Saigon falls to communism
    Saigon fell to communism in April 30 1975. This was the day South Vietnam lost the war against the north. The north won over by attacking the south capital, Saigon. North Vietnam had occupied the important points.
  • Jimmy Hoffa disappears-

    Jimmy Hoffa disappears-
    Today in 1975; James Riddle Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of a Bloomfield Hills, Michigan restaurant. Hoffa was born in February, 1913 in Brazil, Indiana, a small farming town in west-central Indiana. He dropped out of school early and became the family's breadwinner after the death of his father. He found work in Lake Orion, Michigan in a tough warehouse, the place where he would first earn his reputation as street fighter and a man willing to stand up to management.
  • • Catalytic convertors introduced on cars

    •	Catalytic convertors introduced on cars
    the catalytic converter was invented by Eugene hurdy French mechanical engineer and expert in catalytic oil refining. Who lived in the U.S. Around 1950, when the results of early studies of smog in Los Angeles were published, Hurdy became concerned about the role of automobile exhaust in air pollution and founded a special company, Oxy-Catalyst, to develop catalytic converters for gasoline engines — an idea ahead of its time for which he was awarded a patent.
  • Computerized Supermarket checkouts begin to appear

    Computerized Supermarket checkouts begin to appear
    The system was invented by Dr. Howard Schneider. There is considerable technology, both electronic and software (artificial intelligence) involved in the operation of the machines. For example, the main reason the Optimal Robotics self-checkout system, based on Schneider's patents, did so well compared to the other model on the market at the time, e.g., the Check Robot model marketed by IBM in the 1990s
  • Arthur Ashe First Black Man to Win Wimbledon

    Arthur Ashe First Black Man to Win Wimbledon
    he was the first African American to win the tennis championship. He won against jimmy Conner in the four sets. He kept his cool and broke corners serve in the ninth inning.
  • Francisco Franco dies

    Francisco Franco dies
    he was the son of a naval postmaster. He was born in Spain. He graduated to the Toledo military.franco supported the dictator ship. Franco announced in 1969 that on his death he would be replaced by Juan Carlos, the grandson of Spain's last ruling king. Francisco Franco died on 20th November 1975 and within two years almost every vestige of his dictatorship had disappeared.
  • Betamax VCR’s released

    The first stand-alone Sony Betamax VCR in the United States, the SL-7200, came on the market in February 1976 priced at $1295. This unit sold much better than the previous TV/VCR combo LV-1901. The external clock to turn the unit on and off at preset times was an optional accessory.
    • Karen Ann Quinlan- When she was 21, Quinlan became unconscious after
  • • North and South Vietnam join to form the socialist republic of Vietnam

    On April 23, 1975, President Gerald Ford told the American people: "Today Americans can regain the sense of pride that existed before Vietnam. But it cannot be achieved by refighting a war that is finished." Two days later. President Thieu, accusing the United States of betrayal, resigned and left the country. He was quickly followed by other South Vietnamese leaders and the remaining American advisers.
  • Nadia Comaneci given seven perfect tens

    Nadia Elena Comăneci (Romanian pronunciation: ; born November 12, 1961) is a Romanian gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics, and the first gymnast ever to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. She is also the winner of two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics. She is one of the best-known gymnasts in the world. In 2000 Comăneci was named as one of the athletes of the century by the Laureus World Sports Academy.
  • Entebbe Air Raid

    Operation Entebbe was a hostage-rescue mission carried out by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and supporters and flown to Entebbe, near Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Shortly after landing, all non-Jewish passengers were released
  • Apple Computer launched

    Apple Computer launched
    • The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 at a price of US$666.66, because Wozniak liked repeating digits and because they originally sold it to a local shop for $500 and added a one-third markup. About 200 units were produced. Unlike other hobbyist computers of its day, which were sold as kits, the Apple I was a fully assembled circuit board containing about 60+ chips. However, to make a working computer, users still had to add a case, power supply transformers, power switch, ASCII keyboard, and
  • • Mao Tse-tung dies

    December 26, 1893 - September 9, 1976: Age 82, have a Russian-made coffin created for Sun Yat-sen in 1925 but never used (Sun was entombed in a more traditional manner in Nanjing), but it was too small for Mao's 1.8-meter height. Chinese Embassy employees in Moscow were sent to covertly photograph Lenin's remains and fax the picture back to Beijing. Several different factories were secretly charged with designing and building a suitable casket of crystal.