• Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis.

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  • 68% of black chidren in the South attended all-black schools

    In the Fall of 1968, 8% of black children attended all-black schools. Nixon takes action on this statistic effectively and quickly.
  • Haldeman was Chief of Staff for Nixon in 1968 presidential campaign

  • Start of Nixon's presidency

  • Family Assistance Plan is created by Nixon.

    This plan set a minimum income level for families with children in the U.S.
  • Beatles break up in November of 1969.

  • Shawn Corey Carter is born (Jay-Z)

  • ABC by the Jackson 5 was released.

  • Ray Reardon wins first World Snooker Championship

  • Death of Vince Lombardi.

    Vince Lombardi was a legendary NFL coach who won super bowls 1 and 2 with the Green Bay Packers.
  • John Lennon leaves the Beatles.

  • EPA established

    The EPA was proposed to Congress by Nixon in order to help save the environment.
  • U.S. declares War on Drugs

    As of this day in 1971, the U.S. Oficially declared a war on drugs.
  • Nixon meets with Mao Zedong

  • Trade ines estabished between U.S. and the PRC

    Nixon made his ground breaking visit to the People's Republic of China on February 21, 1972. When he left on the 28th, the two countries had decided to try and work toward positive diplomatic relations.
  • Nixon signs a billion-dollar trade agrement with China.

  • Anti-Ballistic Missle Treaty

    Treaty between U.S. and Soviet Union that limited the number of nuclear arms in either country.
  • Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex is broken into.

    This break in led to the start of the Watergate trials.
  • Nixon increases both Medicare and Social Security funds

    Nixon increased the budgets of both programs by about 6.3% each.
  • Premeire of M.A.S.H.

  • Eminem is born

  • Shirley Chisholm elected to Congress.

    Shhirley Chisholm was the first black woman ever elected to Congress. she also ran for presidency in 1972 but came in 4th place in the Democratic National Convention.
  • Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash.

    Roberto Clemente was a great American baseball player. he died in a plane crash on December 31 while helping to deliver aid to survivors of an earthquake in Nicaragua.
  • End Of Vietnam War

    Nixon finds an "Honorable end" to the Vietnam War
  • Elliot Richardson named secretary of defense

  • John Dean begins his cooperation with Watergate prosecutors.

  • Gerald Ford named vice president.

    After vice president Spiro T. Agnew was removed from office due to income evasion, Gerald Ford became vice president.
  • Nixon fires Dean, Haldeman, and Ehrlichman

  • Archibald Cox takes on top prosecution job in Watergate case.

  • Ray Reardon wins second World Snooker Championship

  • Nixon freezes all profits, interest rates, and prices on oil.

  • Miami Dolphins finish their undefeated regular and post seasons.

    This continues to be the only occurence in history of a perfect regular and post season.
  • John Dean implicates administration officials

    These officials included President Nixon and Attorney General John Mitchell
  • Richardson is ordered to fire Archibald Cox

    Nixon orders Elliot Richardson to fire Archibald Cox, Richardson refuses.
  • Cox refuses Nixon's proposal to give only a summary of the tapes

  • Temporary peace between Arabs and Israeis

  • Speed limitation in the U.S.

    Speed limits were decreased from a maximum of 65mph to a maximum of 55mph in order to save gas.
  • Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here is released in 1974

  • Ray Reardon wins third World Snooker Championship

  • John Ehrlichman is convicted of perjury, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy.

    Erlichman receives 18 months in prison for his role in the Watergate Scandal.
  • John Ehrlichman accuses Nixon of deceiving him about the cover-up

  • Watergate trials are ended

    Vote for the impeachment of Nixon is passed on a vote of 27-11.
  • U.S. votes 8-0 to make Nixon release the full tapes.

  • End of Nixon's presidency

  • 8% of black chidren attended all-black schools

    Nixon successfully lowered the statistic of black children attending all-black schools by 56% in 6 years.
  • Gerald Ford grants Nixon a full pardon to all offences.

  • HR Haldeman is convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice.