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Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1969 to Aug. 9, 1974

“I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue.” — Richard Nixon

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Spiro Agnew 39th Vice President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1969 to Oct. 10, 1973 (resigned)

World events

• Cyclone in Bangladesh kills  500,000 • Earthquake in Peru kills 67,000 • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty  goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations • Paul McCartney announces the Beatles have disbanded • Apollo 13  mission to moon abandoned • Japan  becomes the world’s “fourth space power,” after the Soviet Union (1957), the U.S. (1958), and France (1965) • President Abdel Nasser of Egypt dies; 5 million turn out to honor him

• The Liberian registered  tanker Pacific Glory spills up to 100,000 gallons of crude oil into the English Channel, creating a huge oil slick and environmental disaster • South Australia suffers its worst number of fires, killing at least 75 and injuring 800 • U.S. invades Cambodia • Cholera epidemic in  Istanbul • World’s population reaches  3.63 billion • Japan has 1,083 people per sq.  mile • Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed • Brazil wins third World Cup with  Pele as

fault” divorce • Chicago Seven  defendants found guilty of intent to incite a riot in 1968 • Dow Jones drops to 631 • National Guard fire on and kill  four protestors at Kent State

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U.S. news

• First Earth Day celebrated • Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA) begins operation • U.S. increases  import duty taxes to protect American jobs • U.S. population  reaches 205 million; 85 people per sq. mile • Hurricane Celia makes  landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, leaving 15 dead • Voting age lowered  to 18 from 21 • California becomes first state to adopt “no

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Technology

• The daisy-wheel printer invented • The floppy disk invented

Popular culture

• Isle of Wight Festival — 600,000 attend largest rock festival of all time. Lineup includes Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Joan Baez, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Jethro Tull

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• Jimi  Hendrix dies of barbiturate overdose in London • Janis Joplin  dies in a cheap motel from a heroin overdose • The first New York  Marathon is run

Movies

• M•A•S•H • Patton • Woodstock • Hello, Dolly! • Catch-22 • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

BORN THIS YEAR: Kelly Ripa, talk show host. Above left: Matt Damon, actor; Tina Fey, comedian and actress; Vince Vaughn, actor; Uma Thurman, actress

Diana Ross • “I’ll Be There,” Jackson 5 • “Get Ready,” Rare Earth • “Let It Be,” Beatles • “Band of Gold,” Freda Payne

TV shows

Music

• “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon  and Garfunkel • “(They Long To Be) Close to You,” Carpenters • “American Woman / No Sugar Tonight,” Guess Who • “Raindrops Keep Falling on My  Head,” B.J. Thomas • “War,” Edwin Starr • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” 

• All My Children • The Partridge Family • Mary Tyler Moore • The Odd Couple • McCloud • Nanny and the Professor • NFL Monday Night Football • Flip

Born this year

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• Mariah Carey,  singer • Queen Latifah,  actress • Melissa McCarthy,  actress • Sarah Silverman,  comedian • Heather Graham,  actress • Phil Mickelson,  golfer • Mark Foster,  Olympian • UmaThurman,  actress • Leah Remini, TV  actress

Income per year ....... $9,400 Minimum wage ........... $1.60 New house ............ $23,450 Monthly rent ................. $140 New car .................... $2,500 Gallon of gas .................. 36¢ Dozen eggs .................... 62¢ Gallon of milk ............... $1.15 Loaf of bread ..................... 25 First-class stamp .............. 6¢ Movie ticket ................. $1.30

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Remember When 1970  

What was in the news and what things cost in 1970.

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What was in the news and what things cost in 1970.

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