Apollo 13 was to be the third mission to land on the Moon. An explosion in one of the oxygen tanks crippled the spacecraft during flight and the crew were forced to orbit the Moon and return to the Earth without landing.
Kent State Shooting
students become violent and the national guard attacks the students.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
This was a treaty made to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology in attempt to promote peace.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt lowered the voting age in state and local elections from 21 to 18. “Old enough to fight, old enough to vote”.
Richard Nixon visits China- An important step in normalizing relations between the us and china.
Watergate Scandal-Five men arrested for the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
The 1973 sears tower was renamed Willis Tower in 2009. Sears Roebuck and company decided to build a central office space for it's 350,000 employees. It took over 2,000 construction workers.
The 1972 Munich olympics terrorist attack: This was a palestinian terrorist attack on Israel’s olympic team at the summer 1972 games. There was 11 athletes found dead from this attack.
The 1972 Anti-Ballistic missile treaty: This was an arms control treaty between the US and the Soviet Union. In the terms of the treaty, each party was limited to two AMB complexes which was limited to 100 missiles.
The 1973 Vietnam Paris Peace accords: In January 27, 1973 Richard M. Nixon announced that U.S. and North Vietnamese diplomats in Paris were ready to sign an agreement to end the Vietnam War.
1973-1974 - arab oil embargo-gasoline prices skyrocket as supplies of gasoline and heating oil are in short supply. In response, Daylight Savings Time is started in January (nearly four months earlier than usual), and the national speed limit is lowered to 55 mph.
The 1974 Kootenai war: This was when the 67 members of the Kootenai Tribe formally declared war on the US to seek federal recognition for the government wanting to take their land.