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‘In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect.’ Richard Nixon 37th U.S. President Served Jan. 20, 1969 – Aug. 9, 1974

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39th U.S. Vice President Served Jan. 20, 1969 – Oct. 19, 1973

World events

• Rolls-Royce goes bankrupt and is nationalized in Britain on Feb. 4. • The U.S., U.K., U.S.S.R. and others sign the Seabed Treaty on Feb. 11, outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor. • Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos on Feb. 13.

• Egypt, Libya and Syria sign an agreement April 17 to form a confederation. • The U.S. dollar floods the European currency markets May 5 and threatens especially the Deutsche Mark; the central banks of Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland stop the currency trading. • The U.S. ends its trade embargo of China on June 10. • Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam on Aug. 18. • Greenpeace is founded in Vancouver, Canada on Oct. 14.

“The French Connection” debuts.

• President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1, 1972, as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam on Nov. 12.

U.S. News

• A ban on radio and television cigarette advertisements goes into effect Jan. 2 in the United States. • The landmark television sitcom “All in the Family,” starring Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker, debuts on CBS Jan. 12. • In Los Angeles, Charles Manson and three female “Family” members are found guilty Jan. 25 of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders. Manson would be sentenced to death April 9. • A new stock market index called the Nasdaq Composite debuts Feb. 8. • Evel Knievel sets a world record and jumps 19 cars Feb. 28 in Ontario, Calif.

“All in the Family” begins airing on CBS.

• A bomb explodes March 1 in the men’s room at the United States Capitol; the Weather Underground claims responsibility. • Boxer Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden during the “Fight of the Century” on March 8. • Five hundred thousand people in Washington, D.C. and 125,000 in San Francisco march April 24 in protest against the Vietnam War. • Amtrak begins inter-city rail passenger service in the United States on May 1. • The New York Times begins to publish the Pentagon Papers on June 13. • President Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs on June 17. • The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, formally certified by President Nixon on July 5, lowers the voting age from 21 to 18. • The South Tower of the World Trade Center is topped out at 1,362 feet on July 19, making it the second tallest building in the world. • Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin become the first to ride in a lunar rover July 31, a day after landing on the Moon. • Construction begins on

the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Aug. 11. • President Nixon announces the end of the gold standard Aug. 15. • Walt Disney World opens Oct. 1 in Orlando, Florida.

Movies • • • • • • • • • •

“The French Connection” “A Clockwork Orange” “Fiddler on the Roof ” “Harold and Maude” “Diamonds Are Forever” “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” “The Last Picture Show” “Carnal Knowledge” “Shaft” “Escape From the Planet of the Apes”

BORN THIS YEAR: Christina Applegate, actress (Nov. 25). Above left: Mark Wahlber, rapper, actor (June 5); Elon Musk, engineer (June 28); Amy Poehler, actress (Sept. 16); Lance Armstrong, cyclist (Sept. 18).

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“She’s a Lady,” Tom Jones “Joy to the World,” Three Dog Night “It’s Too Late,” Carol King “Knock Three Times,” Tony Orlando & Dawn


• “My Sweet Lord,” George Harrison • “Imagine,” John Lennon • “I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden),” Lynn Anderson • “Maggie May,” Rod Stewart • “Brown Sugar,” The Rolling Stones • “Theme from ‘Shaft,’” Isaac Hayes

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Remember When 1971  

What life was like in 1971... what things cost, news of the world and more

Remember When 1971  

What life was like in 1971... what things cost, news of the world and more