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“ I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.” – 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 (after the resignation of Spiro Agnew), when he became President upon Richard Nixon’s resignation on August 9, 1974, he became the only President of the United States who was never elected President or Vice-President. Before ascending to the vice-presidency, Ford served nearly 25 years as Representative from Michigan’s 5th congressional district, eight of them as the Republican Minority Leader.

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Events • The First Commercial Concorde Flights take off • First Legionnaires Disease affects 4,000 delegates in Pennsylvania on 23rd July • Soweto riots in South Africa mark the beginning of the end of apartheid • The world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins in Sudan • Palestinian extremists hijack an Air France plane in Greece with 246 passengers and 12 crew. They take it to Entebbe, Uganda, where Israeli commandos storm the plane freeing the hostages • A Hijacked Sabena Boeing is stormed by Israeli soldiers releasing 100 hostages • Mao Tse-tung Dies the founder of the Chinese Communist Party

series of attacks that terrorized the city for the next year. • The United States celebrates 200th birthday of independence from British Rule • Eccentric American billionaire Howard Hughes who had been a recluse for 20 years dies at the age of 70 • Fidel Castro becomes The President of Cuba

Technology • Concorde operated by Britain and France enters service cuts transatlantic flying time to 3 1/2 hours • Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak • First laser printer introduced by IBM — the IBM 3800 • NASA unveils first space shuttle, the Enterprise • An American Panel warns that

• In New York City, the “Son of Sam” pulls a gun on July 29th and begins a

CFC’s Chloro-fluorocarbons used in aerosol cans damage the Ozone layer • Matsushita introduces the VHS home video cassette recorder to compete with Sony’s Beta max system. • Landing Vehicles from the US Spacecraft Viking I and Viking II set down safely on Mars

Popular Films One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest All the President’s Men The Omen Taxi Driver The Outlaw Josey Wales Rocky

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“ I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.”“IamaFord,notaLincoln.” – Gerald R. Ford–GeraldR.Ford Cost of new house $43,400 Average income per year $16,00...


“ I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.”“IamaFord,notaLincoln.” – Gerald R. Ford–GeraldR.Ford Cost of new house $43,400 Average income per year $16,00...