The Seventies

By JMT23
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    A music festival involving sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll became an icon in hippie counterculture in the 1970s.
  • Beatles Break-up

    Beatles Break-up
    The first member to leave in 1969 was John Lennon but it was never really adressed publically. In August 1970 Paul McCartney announced he was quitting and that was basically the end of The Beatles.
  • Kent State Shooting

    Kent State Shooting
    During a peaceful protest by the Kent State student the National Guard was called in. The National Guard, for an unknown reason, fired into the crown of people killing 4 and wounding 9.
  • Aswan High Dam Finished

    Aswan High Dam Finished
    The dam in the Nile river was finished after 10 years. It was an embankment dam made of rock and clay.
  • 26th amendment

    The 26th amendment gets ratified, allowing 18 year olds to vote.
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    Watergate Scandal

    Several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic National Committee. The prowlers were connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign, and they had been caught while attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents. Nixon took steps to cover it up afterwards
  • Mark Spitz wins 7 Gold Medals

    Mark Spitz wins 7 Gold Medals
    At the summer Olympics in Munich Spitz won 7 gold medals in swimming.
  • 1972 Olympics Massacre

    1972 Olympics Massacre
    Eight Palestinian terrorists killed two Israeli Olympic team and took nine others hostage. It ended in a gun fight killing the two terrorists and the hostages.
  • Nixon re-elected

    Nixon re-elected
    U.S presidential election. Nixon gets re-elected. Nixon got 520 electoral votes compared to McGovern's 17 votes.
  • Last manned mission to the moon

    Last manned mission to the moon
    Apollo 17 becomes the last manned mission to the moon. . Launched at 12:33 am Eastern Standard Time on December 7, 1972, with a crew made up of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, it was the last use of Apollo hardware
  • Abortion Legalized

    Abortion Legalized
    The case concerned the right of women to seek an abortion, which was largely banned under Texas state law where the case originated in 1970. The Supreme Court ultimately ruled in a 7 to 2 vote that a woman’s right to seek an abortion is protected under the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments.
  • US Withdrawls from Vietnam

    US Withdrawls from Vietnam
    Two months after the Vietnam Peace Agreement was signed the last of the combat troops left South Vietnam and the remaining POWs were released.
  • Skylab

    Skylab was America's very first space station. It helped us learn a lot about what life in space is like.
  • Sears Tower

    Sears Tower
    Willis Tower, or Sears Tower as it's better known as, was the tallest building in the world for over 25 years.
  • Hank Aaron beats Babe Ruth's Home Run Record

    Hank Aaron beats Babe Ruth's Home Run Record
    On April 8th, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home runs passing Babe Ruth's record set in 1935.
  • Nixon Resigns

    Nixon Resigns
    Due to the Watergate scandal Nixon faced almost certain impeachment and decided it was in his best interest to resign.
  • Bill Gates founds Microsoft

    Bill Gates founds Microsoft
    On April 4th, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen found a computer technology company.
  • Apple Founded

    Apple Founded
    Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, to develop and sell personal computers.
  • Bicentennial

    Americans celebrate the bicentennial
  • 1976 presidential election

    1976 presidential election
    Jimmy Carter of Georgia defeats President Ford. 297-240

    Star War Episode IV- A New Hope was a huge success making $35,906,661 opening weekend.
  • Trans-Alaskan Pipeline

    Trans-Alaskan Pipeline
    TAPS was built after the oil crisis of 1973.
  • Elvis Presley Dies

    Elvis Presley Dies
    Elvis Presley was found dead at the age of 42. The cause of death was covered up by his family but it is thought that he died of a drug overdose.
  • Jonestown Massacre

    Jonestown Massacre
    The Jonestown Massacre had a death toll of 918 people and was the most deadly non-natural disaster in the US until September 11, 2001.
  • Three Mile Island

    Three Mile Island
    Mechanical and human areas at the Three Mile Island nuclear generating plant led to a partial meltdown of of the reactor core and released radioactive gases into the atmosphere.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    66 Americans and diplomats were help hostage by Iran for 444 days after Iranian students took over the US Embassy in Tehran.
  • John Lennon Assassinated

    John Lennon Assassinated
    John Lennon, founding member of The Beatles, was shot 4 times by a crazed fan.
  • Assassinations Attempt on The Pope

    Assassinations Attempt on The Pope
    John Hinckley Jr. open fired on President Reagan and he was hit by 1 bullet that punctured his lung.
  • AIDS

    The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic had a huge impact on the health and economy of many nations.
  • Royal Wedding

    Royal Wedding
    Princess Diana and Princes Charles had a televised wedding the 750 million people watched.