(January 22) The first Jumbo jet went into flight in 1969 but was put into service on January 22, 1970.
(February 18th) members of the Chicago 7 are convicted of crossing state lines to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic Presidential Convention in Chicago.
(April 4) The world trade center was completed. It had 7 buildings including the twin towers.
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(April 10)The Beatles broke up as a band. This happened when Paul McCarthy announced he was leaving. “The End” was the last song recorded song by the Beatles.
(April 22) - The first National Earth Day was recognized. Millions of citizens participated by showing anti-pollution ways/demonstrations. An example was rather than children taking a bus to school they walked.
(May 4th) - 4 students from Kent State University were killed by National Guardsmen. Those students were among other students on campus and throughout the nation protesting. All of the students were protesting against President Nixon’s decision to invade Cambodia and go deeper into the war.
(June 29) - The United States pulls troops out of Cambodia. Nixon wanted to use vietnamization to gradually pull out of the war.
(August 12) - The United States postal service was made independent. This change was due to social reforms and was the first time in almost 2 centuries.
(August 26) - A women’s strike in New York. The organization NOW was behind it.
(November 12)officers are being charged with covering up mai lai massacre in vietnam. 14 officers are charged and one was found guilty.
(January 2) - There was a ban on television ads that promotes cigarettes.
(March 10) - The Senate approved an amendment to the Constitution. It lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Two weeks later the House also approved it.
(June 13, 1971) The pentagon papers are released and cause drama during the war about vietnam. This causes much distrust between the government and the people.
(June 30) - The United States Supreme Court upholds the right of the New York Times and the Washington Post to publish the pentagon papers, using 1st Vietnam war. publication of the Pentagon papers on June 13.
(August 7, 1971) Apollo 15 lands on the moon. First time lunar rover was used.
(October 1) Disney world is first opened. The government gave land to Florida to help open The new resort.
(February 21) Nixon visits communist China to meet Mao zedong.
(March 22)- The senate passes the equal rights amendment.
(June 17) 5 men were caught breaking into the watergate complex. This led to the start of the watergate scandal that would end up lasting more than 2 years.
(December 25) U.S bombs vietnam on christmas. This event was called operation linebacker.
(January 22) Lyndon B. Johnson dies in texas after having 3 heart attacks. He was president from 1963 to 1969.
(January 23) U.S signs the peace pact and pulls out troops from Vietnam.
(April 3) First mobile phone was invented.
(July 16) the sears tower was built in Chicago. It was the tallest building in the world at the time and held its rank for 25 years.
(March 7)Legislation is signed by President Nixon creating the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area along the Cumberland River in Kentucky and Tennessee.
(August 9) President Nixon was impeached for the watergate scandal. Then vice President Gerald ford took place as new President. He later pardoned Nixon for his crimes.
(September 18)- Patty Hearst, daughter of Randolph Hearst, is rescued after over a year of kidnap and bank robbery in California.
(January 1)- The watergate cover up trials of Mitchell, Haldman and Ehrlichman are completed.
(April 4) Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. This becomes one of the first widely available software.
(April 29 & 30)- Communist forces complete their takeover of South Vietnam, forcing the evacuation from Saigon of civilians from the U.S.
(June 20)- steven spielberg's movie jaws came out in the summer of 1975. His movie started of the summer for some of the highest grossing films.
(july 17) Apollo and Soyuz work together in space. These are both the space crafts of the United States and The Soviets.
(August 16) Ted Bundy was finally arrested in utah. He has omitted to 30 deaths and was later killed with an electric chair.
(July 4) people celebrated with fireworks near the New York harbor. This date signified that countries bicentennial anniversary of the declaration.
(July 21-24)- 29 people who attended an American conviction in Philadelphia where killed. It was later founded that they were killed by a disease called legionnaires.
(November 2) Jimmy Carter is elected as the 39th president. He later became president and ran against Republican Gerald Ford.
(May 25)- The movie Star Wars opens and becomes the most popular and watched a movie.
(July 13)- in New York city people experience a black out that lasted up to 2 days. People panicked as the city was in a financial crisis.
(August 16) Elvis Presley is found dead. He died from a heart attack at the age of 42.
(September 21) 15 nations, the U.S. and Soviet Union included, lowered the spread of nuclear weapons around the world, they signed a nuclear-proliferation pact.
(August 4)- The cabinet level energy departments is created by Jimmy Carter.
(March 3, 1978) - Idea of human-cloning introduced. An article was published by the New York Post about a book titled The Cloning Of Man. This book supposes the cloning of a human being.
(July 25) On July 25, Louise Brown, became the First tube baby to be born. Dr. Robert Edwards helped discover this new idea.
(November 18) - The Jonestown Massacre occurred. There were around 900 people that killed themselves by drinking cyanide. After their leader heard this, he shot himself.
(March 28) - An accident happened at a nuclear power plant in Middletown called Three Mile Island. It took five days to get the reactor under control. I was the largest nuclear accident in the united states and the worst in the world at that time.
(September 1) - The American Pioneer Eleven passes the planet Saturn. It was the first spacecraft to visit the ringed planet. It went 21,000 kilometers.
(September 7) ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen. On this date it started broadcasting all sport related programs and events.
(November 1st)- The Chrysler Bailout is approved by the federal government. There was a loan guarantee plan, worth $1.5 billion, is floated to the third largest car manufacturer in the United states.
(November 4th) - The Iran Hostage Crisis began. There were 63 americans amount 90 hostages taken at the american Embassy, located in Tehran. This was executed by three thousand militant student followers of Ayatollah Khomeini.