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I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. – Gerald R. Ford Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974. As the first person appointed to the vice-presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, when he became President upon Richard Nixon’s resignation on August 9, 1974, he also became the only President of the United States who was elected neither President nor Vice-President.

Vietnam War Ends 1975 Bitchin’ Camaro

Cost Of Living How Much things cost in 1975 Yearly Inflation Rate USA9.2% Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 858 Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 7.25% Average Cost of new house $39,300.00 Average Income per year $14,100.00 Average Monthly Rent $200.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas 44 cents Average cost new car$4,250.00 Foster Grant Sun Glasses $5.00

Baader-Meinhof guerrillas take 11 hostages at West German embassy in Stockholm The First ever strike by Doctors in the US causes hospitals to reduce services Jimmy Hoffa ex teamsters boss disappears never to be seen again Patti Hearst Becomes Most Wanted and is Arrested for armed robbery

What Events Happened In 1975 Oil goes over $13.00 per barrel The Vietnam War ends as Communist forces take Saigon and South Vietnam surrenders unconditionally The US Carries out Vietnam “Operation Babylift” bringing Vietnamese orphans to the US New York City avoids bankruptcy when President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3 billion loan US Pulls out of Cambodia The first oil pipeline to serve Forties oilfield starts pumping North Sea Oil An IRA hit squad takes refuge and hostages at Balcombe Street in central London The IRA bombs London Hilton Hotel In Park Lane Cod War breaks out between Britain and Iceland when Iceland extends it’s fishing rights to 200 miles

Jimmy Hoffa ex teamsters boss disappears never to be seen again.

I may have many faults, but being wrong ain’t one of them. – Jimmy Hoffa Page 24 October 15, 2010 THE MILITARY PRESS


remember when . . .

1975 THE GODFATHER

Who could forget ABBA !

Technology

The name “Micro-soft” (for microcomputer software) and Microsoft becomes a registered trademark NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars. US Apollo and Soviet Soyuz 9 spacecraft link up in space and Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts shake hands BIC launches first disposable Razor Work on the Alaskan Oil Line begins The Digital Camera Steven Sasson and Kodak Company Laser Printer USA

Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins Bill Gates and Paul Allen develop a BASIC program for the Altair 8800 Motorolla obtains patent for the first portable mobile phone

Don Corleone: You talk about vengance. Is vengance going to bring your son back to you or my boy to me? I forgo the vengance of my son. But my youngest son had to leave this country because of this Sollozzo business. So now I have to make arraingments to bring him back safely cleared of all these false charges. But I’m a supersticious man. And if some unluck accident should befall him, if he should be shot in the head by a police officer, or if should hang himself in his jail cell, or if he’s struck by a bolt of lightning... *then I’m going to blame some of the people in this room*... and that, I do not forgive. But, that aside, let say that I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today.

Popular Culture

Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Chicago Bob Dylan, David Bowie with “ Fame “ Alice Cooper, The Eagles with “ Best of My Love “

Bruce Springsteen releases his third album, Born To Run, widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time Muhammad Ali beat Joe Fraser in the “Thriller In Manilla” match

Popular Films Jaws The Towering Inferno Young Frankenstein The Godfather Part II One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Patti Hearst Becomes Most Wanted and is Arrested for armed robbery.

Popular Musicians Minnie Riperton

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one. – Bill Gates

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