“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” – Richard M. Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, in office from 1969 to 1974. He served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, the only person to be elected twice to both the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. A member of the Republican Party, he was the only President to resign the office.
• American swimmer Mark Spitz wins a record 7 gold medals in the Summer Olympics in Munich
• The world’s leaders agree to banning biological warfare
• Germany – 11 Israel Athletes murdered by Arab Gunman at Munich Olympics on September 6th
• Palestinian hijackers hijack a Lufthansa jet
• Israel – Three gunmen open fire at Lod International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing 26 people and injuring dozens more
National Committee the start of the Watergate Scandal.
• Antiwar demonstrations draw 100,000 demonstrators in U.S. cities
• Northern Ireland – Bloody Sunday - the British Army kills 13 unarmed Roman Catholic civil rights marchers in Derry, Ireland.
• Iceland – Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky to become the World Chess Champion in Reykjavik, Iceland
• Hurricane Agnes on June 13th kills 117 on U.S. east coast.
• Last U.S. ground troops withdrawn from Vietnam
• 16 survivors from plane crash survive and are rescued after practicing cannibalism • Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic
• The Black Lung Benefits bill signed into law by President Nixon • Northern Ireland – Bloody Friday 22 bombs explode in Belfast Ireland and nine people are killed with a further 130 injured.
• Uganda – General Idi Amin takes control of British firms and interests in the country • Flash flood caused by dam burst in Rapid City, South Dakota kills over 200 • Governor George Wallace is shot three times in an attempted assasination by Arthur Bremer which leaves him paralyzed
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Cost Of Living
Jill St. John stars in ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ • Sierra Leone – The Largest Diamond The Star of Sierra leone is unearthed it is 969.8 carats• China – Richard Nixon Visits China
Yearly inflation rate 3.27% Average cost of new house $27,550 Average income per year $11,800 Average monthly rent $165 Cost of a gallon of gas 55 cents Roxanne ladies dwimsuit $30 Kodak Pocket Camera $28 Wrangler Jeans $12 Ladies Timex eatch From $30
Charles Bronson stars in ‘The Mechanic’
HBO launched in U.S. as the first subscription cable service Richard Nixon orders the start for the space shuttle program Apollo 16 lands on the moon where the Lunar Rover is tested by astronauts John W. Young and Charles M. Duke Apollo 17 lands on the moon and the last men to walk on the moon are Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan Digital watches are introduced
“Go ahead, make my day.” – Dirty Harry
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