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  • Apollo 13 Mission suffers a huge setback

    Apollo 13 Mission suffers a huge setback
    The Apollo 13 NASA Team was going to launch their next launch on the moon, on January 18th. Sadly enough, one of the oxegyn tanks on the spacecraft exploded, it damaged some more parts of the ship as well, resulting in an abort mission.
  • The World Trade Center is completed

    The World Trade Center is completed
    The World Trade Center was completed in 1970. Not only was it two identical buildings, but it was 17 buildings in one, taking up about 16 acres. All cultures were brought together in one building. Each floor was something different.
  • The First Earth Day( :

    The First Earth Day( :
    Earth Day became a national holiday day or awareness day, to enhance the awareness of the Earth and the enviromental problems. After 1970 each year, they celebrated the holiday.
  • VCR's 1970 ( :

    VCR's 1970               ( :
    One of the first ever video cassette recorders was made in 1970. A VCR displayed motion pictures on a TV using a 3/4 inch tape UMATIC video system. Any type of vidoe that was made to fit that cassette recorder would of been displayed on a TV, rather than going to the movie theatres, or buying a roll of film.
  • Amtrak Created

    Amtrak Created
    In 1971, because of the increase in transportation and traffic, the US decided to construct the Amtrak Corporation, to make transportation faster, and quicker for pedestrians.
  • Disney World Opens ( :

    Disney World Opens ( :
    Disney World opened in Florida! ( : Disney World is located in Lake Buenavista, Florida. the resort has 4 theme parks, 2 waterparks, 23, themed hotels, a campground, 2 spas, and physical fitness centers. It also has 5 golf courses and other recreational venues and entertainment. It was developed by Walt Disney in 160 finished in '71 related to Disney Land in California.
  • KKK riots in NYC

    KKK riots in NYC
    In 1972 on March 10th, the Klu Klux Klan protested in Mew York City killing 3 people during their protest.
  • George Wallace Shot while campaigning

    George Wallace Shot while campaigning
    In May of 1972, George Wallace was giving a campaigning speech, while giving that speech Arthur Bremer shot him, leaving him paralyzed.
  • Last man on the Moon! ( :

    Last man on the Moon! ( :
    Between December 11th and 14th in 1972, the last few men went to the moon. After long hard years of the Cold War and the Space Race, USA were the last people to be on the moon. Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt, were the last guys on the moon.
  • Paul Getty III Kidnapping

    Paul Getty III Kidnapping
    Paul Getty was a young teenage boy, traveling around Rome. On July 10th, 1973 he was kidnapped in Rome at age 16. The kidnappers held him for ransom, his captors cut of part of his ear, and mailed it to the Italian newspaper. His feared family, took interest in giving the captors what they wanted, a price of $2.7
    illion dollars. He was released later that year.
  • US Vice President Resigns

    US Vice President Resigns
    Vice President Spiro Agnew, was the first Vice President to resign in US history. Spiro was first in trouble when he failed to report $29,500 of income recieved by him. Nixon took action, and by then appointed him to House of Minority Leader General R. Ford. Spiro chose to resign due to criminal charges. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiro_Agnew
  • The Wars Powers Act

    The Wars Powers Act
    The War Powers Resolution (Pact) of 1973 is a federal law that was intended to check the power of the President in committing the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. The pact was passed in 1973.
  • National Speed Limit 55( :

    National Speed Limit 55( :
    The National Maximum Speed Law (NMSL) in the United States was a piece of the 1974 Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act that prohibited speed limits higher than 55 miles per hour. So as on January 2nd it was set in stone that became the maximum speed limit, for a period of time.
  • Patty Hearst Kidnapped

    Patty Hearst Kidnapped
    On Febuary 4th, 1974 a 19-year-old girl wa kidnapped from her home in Califormia, by a white woman, and two black men. She was caught on tape of several armed robbeies, and later found out that she volunteered her self to help them. She was sent to jail later on.
  • President Nixon Resigns

    President Nixon Resigns
    In 1974 in the White House President Nixon chose to resign due to impeachment. He was involved in a scandal, to hire detectives to go to the Water Gate and find out confidential information on the Democrats and listen in their conversations, and insure his party that he would win the election,
  • Microsoft being founded( :

    Microsoft being founded( :
    In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen teamed up with a passion for computer programming, In January an issue of Popular Electronics featured Micro Instrumental and Telementry System's Altair 8800 microcomputer. With their love for computer programming they created a computer programming of their own,
    to make millions, and make work all the better.
  • Saigon falls to Communism

    Saigon falls to Communism
    On April 30th Saigon the capital of South Vietnam fell to Communism. After all of the hard working and hard fighting of the Vietnam War preventing this to happen, it happens. This event marked the end of the Vietnam War but the start of a transition period leading to the formal reunification of Vietnam into a communist state, and addapting to it.
  • Jimmy Hoffa Dissappeared

    Jimmy Hoffa Dissappeared
    Jimmy Riddle Hoffa was the most powerful and contriversal leaders of the Teamsters Union for a period of time. He was sentenced to jail, for multiple crimes. In 1975 he was taken from a resturant parking lot. News went around that he was killed by the mofia. in 1982 he was declared legally dead. In 2001 DNA was found that a friend of his were in a car the day he dissappeared. Nothing has really been brought to justice just yet.
  • Entebbe Air Road

    Entebbe Air Road
    On June 27th of 1976 several planes were hijacked. This was an attempted terriorist attack. The Entebbe Operation was created to prevent this thing from happening again. It became a rescue mission to release those hostages from the plane.
  • West Point admits Women.

    West Point admits Women.
    In 1976 West Point opened its doors to women. Halstead whom happened to be in the second class (1977) who tried to admit women, remembers the male resistance to gender integration. She became one-star general after going to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. After this they started deploying women members.
  • Chairman Mao ZeDong Dies

    Chairman Mao ZeDong Dies
    The Communist China's Chairman, had died at age of 82. The Chairman had bad health for several years, as time went on, he hardly had any foreign visitors though. Mao was chairman for about 27 years. He was known as one of China's greatest leader.
  • Alaskan Pipeline Finished

    Alaskan Pipeline Finished
    This pipeline was created from 1974 through 1975 because of trhe 1973 oil crisis. It was also made to preserve to oil found on Prudhoe Bay.
  • Star Wars Released

    Star Wars Released
    Star Wards, an epic American space film. There was a total of 7 episodes all released at different times, all created by George Lucas. The first episode was originally created in May 25th, 1977 by 20th Century Fox. This series became a world wide phenomenon.
  • Elvis Presley's Death

    Elvis Presley's Death
    The iconic pop star Elvis Presley was found dead on August 16th of 1977. Sources say that his cause of death varies, but his music never died. His spirit still lives in us today, and it will forever remain.
  • Love Canal in New York becomes Federal Disaster

    Love Canal in New York becomes Federal Disaster
    Love CanalLove Canal was a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York. It was located in the white collar LaSalle section of the city. Two bodies of water had defined the northern and southern bounderies of the neighborhood Bergholtz Creek to the north and the Niagara River-one quarter mile to the south. In the mid 1970's the Love Canal became the subject of national and international attention after it was revealed in the press. This site had been used to bury 21,000 tons of toxic waste by Hooker Chemical.
  • First Test-Tube Baby

    First Test-Tube Baby
    Louise Joy Brown was born on July 25th, 1978 in Great Britain. This became the world's first successful "test-tube" baby was born. Although some of the technology that made her conception possibilities was heralded as a triumph in medicine and science. It soon caused many to consider the possibilities of future ill-use.
  • John Paul II becomes the pope

    John Paul II becomes the pope
    Pope John Paul II became the pope of the Catholic Church in 1978. He was the pope until his death in 2005. he was the longest serving pope since 1523. John Paul II was also known as one of the Catholic Churches best leaders.
  • Sony introduces the Walkman

    Sony introduces the Walkman
    Before iPods and Mp3's there were the Sony Walkman. Tape recorders were very big in 1979, they had been around for generations. Only, this was portable and smaller. First and foremost it was a music player and had no record function, so you would just put in the tapes.
  • ESPN starts broadcasting ( :

    ESPN starts broadcasting ( :
    ESPN is an American Global network focusing on sports. This included live and pre-taped event telecasts, sport talk shows, and other original programming. It was founded by Bill Rasmussen, and his son Scott Rumessen, and Aetha Insurance agent Ed Eager. It launched September 2nd, 1979 under the direction of Chet Simmons, the network's president and CEO, Getty Oil sponsered ESPN during this time.
  • The Greensboro Massacre

    The Greensboro Massacre
    The Greensboro massacre occured on Nov 3rd, 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Several workers had died due to five protest markers, were shot and killed by the Ku Klux Klan and also the American Nazi Party. This protest was many attempts by the Communist Workers Party to organize mostly black industrial workers in the area.
  • Casey's Work Cited( :

    Casey's Work Cited( :
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