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Subject: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/15 at 1:57 am

Continued, of course, from the Before The 1970s section.

January 2nd 1970 - Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/03/15 at 8:58 am

January 1970?

Hmmm - I was in 5th grade.  All I can say about that is I liked my teacher and I may have been taking French.  I wanted to be a 'hippie'.  I liked NASA and rocketships.  Sesame Street had arrived - I was "too old" for it, but my little brother gave me an excuse  ::) .  The cartoons we watched included "The Archies", "Wacky Racers", "Scooby Doo", and "Josie & the Pussycats" (or did that arrive in the fall???) plus there were some "grown up" shows I watched including "Laugh In", "That Girl", "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "Medical Center", "Hee Haw", "Green Acres" and "The Brady Bunch".  That was some good TV watching...  8)

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/15 at 7:55 pm

January 4th 1970 – A magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes Tonghai County, China, killing at least 15,000 people.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/15 at 9:58 pm

1970 : As she performs her last show with The Supremes, Diana Ross introduces her replacement, Jean Terrell.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 01/14/15 at 2:08 pm


1970 : As she performs her last show with The Supremes, Diana Ross introduces her replacement, Jean Terrell.


So this is where she goes solo within the next couple of years?

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/15 at 8:09 pm

1970 – Moammar Gadhafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/15 at 8:10 pm


So this is where she goes solo within the next couple of years?
Signing a solo contract with Motown in March 1970, Ross released her eponymous solo debut, which included the hit singles, "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", the latter of which hit number one on the pop chart and resulted in Ross' first Grammy Award nomination, also becoming an international hit. Ross would struggle with her second album, Everything Is Everything, in the U.S., though its track, "I'm Still Waiting", became a number-one hit in the UK the following year. Ross' third album, Surrender, was better received and included the top 20 single, "Remember Me" and her modestly successful version of "Reach Out, I'll Be There", which like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" before it, was produced in a dramatic fashion by Ashford & Simpson. In 1971, Ross starred in her first TV special, Diana! In 1972, her soundtrack to her film debut, Lady Sings the Blues, became her only number-one album, eventually selling two million copies. Ross scored her second number-one single in 1973 with the ballad, "Touch Me in the Morning". Later that year, Motown issued Diana & Marvin, a duet album with fellow Motown artist Marvin Gaye. The album became a hit overseas, eventually being certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for shipments of 100,000 copies. Ross toured throughout 1973 and 1974 in North America and abroad. Later in 1973, Ross became the first entertainer in Japan's history to receive an invitation to the Imperial Palace for a private audience with the Empress Nagako, wife of Emperor Hirohito

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/15 at 8:11 pm

1970 – Nigerian Civil War: After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 01/15/15 at 3:01 pm


Signing a solo contract with Motown in March 1970, Ross released her eponymous solo debut, which included the hit singles, "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", the latter of which hit number one on the pop chart and resulted in Ross' first Grammy Award nomination, also becoming an international hit. Ross would struggle with her second album, Everything Is Everything, in the U.S., though its track, "I'm Still Waiting", became a number-one hit in the UK the following year. Ross' third album, Surrender, was better received and included the top 20 single, "Remember Me" and her modestly successful version of "Reach Out, I'll Be There", which like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" before it, was produced in a dramatic fashion by Ashford & Simpson. In 1971, Ross starred in her first TV special, Diana! In 1972, her soundtrack to her film debut, Lady Sings the Blues, became her only number-one album, eventually selling two million copies. Ross scored her second number-one single in 1973 with the ballad, "Touch Me in the Morning". Later that year, Motown issued Diana & Marvin, a duet album with fellow Motown artist Marvin Gaye. The album became a hit overseas, eventually being certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for shipments of 100,000 copies. Ross toured throughout 1973 and 1974 in North America and abroad. Later in 1973, Ross became the first entertainer in Japan's history to receive an invitation to the Imperial Palace for a private audience with the Empress Nagako, wife of Emperor Hirohito


and also don't forget she scored big with her disco hits and songs in the early 80's.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/15 at 7:47 pm


and also don't forget she scored big with her disco hits and songs in the early 80's.
Just then, concentrating on her early solo years.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/15 at 7:47 pm

1970 – Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/15 at 6:45 pm

January 22nd 1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/15 at 9:38 pm

February 14th 1970 – The iconic live album Live at Leeds by The Who is recorded

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/15 at 8:30 am

1970 – Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/15 at 9:52 am

1970 – Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/15 at 1:11 am

1970 – The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/15 at 1:12 am

1970 – The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:56 am

1970 – Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
   

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/15 at 5:20 am

1970 – Protests erupt in Seattle, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 1:01 am

May 8th 1970 – The Hard Hat Riot occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/15 at 3:20 am

May 9th 1970 – Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:26 pm

May 10th 1970 – Bobby Orr scores "The Goal" to win the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, for the Boston Bruins' fourth NHL championship in their history.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/15 at 4:47 am

May 14th 1970 – The Red Army Faction is established in West Germany.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/15 at 2:47 pm

May 18th 1970 - Premiere of 'Let It Be' in New York.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 05/18/15 at 6:43 pm


May 18th 1970 - Premiere of 'Let It Be' in New York.

Also, American actress Tina Fey was born!

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/15 at 4:56 am


May 18th 1970 - Premiere of 'Let It Be' in New York.

Also, American actress Tina Fey was born!
Hopefully not at the premiere?  ;D

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 05/19/15 at 1:51 pm


Hopefully not at the premiere?  ;D

Obviously not!

When a baby is born, they're usually not taken out in public.

By the way, she was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, which is west of NY.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/15 at 7:32 am

May 23rd 1970 – Robert Stephenson's pioneering Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Strait is catastrophically damaged by fire after standing for 120 years.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/15 at 8:53 am

May 26th 1970 – The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/15 at 8:24 am

June 4th 1970 – Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/15 at 9:27 am

June 4th 1970 - Elvis Presley began five days of recording at RCA's studio B in Nashville, starting each day at 6pm and working until dawn

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/15 at 2:06 pm

June 8th 1970 - Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly driving too close to the border.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/15 at 1:02 am

June 11th 1970 – After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 10:59 am

June 22nd 1970 - Led Zeppelin appeared at Laugardalsholl Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland on the group's one and only visit to Iceland. It is suggested that Robert Plant was inspired to write the lyrics to 'Immigrant Song' during this trip."

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 10:33 am

June 23rd 1970 ~ Chubby Checker was arrested in Niagara Falls after police discovered marijuana and other drugs in his car.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 6:25 am

June 30th 1970 - The Cincinnati Reds moved to their new home at Riverfront Stadium.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/15 at 1:31 am

July 8th 1970 – Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American self-determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/15 at 4:01 am

July 8th 1970 - The Jim Ray Hart (San Francisco Giants) became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted (RBI) during a single inning.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/15 at 7:33 am

July 8th 1970 - The Everly Brothers Show, started an eleven-week prime time slot on ABC- TV in the US. It began as a summer replacement in 1970 for The Johnny Cash Show.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 8:51 am

July 11th 1970 - Self Portrait gave Bob Dylan his fifth UK No.1 album. Released by Columbia Records, his tenth studio album was Dylan's second double album, and featured mostly cover versions of well-known pop and folk songs.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 9:48 am

July 11th 1970 - Three Dog Night started a two-week run at No.1 in the US with their version of the Randy Newman song 'Mama Told Me Not To Come', which was also a No.3 hit in the UK. The song was first covered by Eric Burdon on his first solo album in 1966 and gave Tom Jones & Stereophonics a No.4 hit on the UK Singles Chart in 2000.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 5:29 am

July 16th 1970 - The Pittsburgh Pirates played their first game at Three Rivers Stadium.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 9:30 am

July 16th 1970 - Pink Floyd recorded a show at the BBC Paris Cinema, in London, England for broadcast on the John Peel Sunday Concert, on BBC Radio 1, (broadcast 19 July of this year.)

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 5:37 am

July 18th 1970 - Ron Hunt of the San Francisco Giants was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 11:57 am

July 18th - 1970, UK BBC Radio 1 DJ Kenny Everett was sacked after he joked on air that the wife of the conservative transport minister Mary Peyton had 'crammed a fiver into the examiner's hand', when taking her driving test'.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 1:10 pm

July 18th 1970 - Pink Floyd, Roy Harper, Kevin Ayers, and the Edgar Broughton Band, all appeared at a free concert held in Hyde Park, London, England.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 3:40 pm

July 18th 1970 Willie Mays became the 10th player in major league history to record his 3,000th hit.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/15 at 4:05 am

July 21st 1970 – After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 3:20 am

July 23rd 1970 – Qaboos bin Said al Said becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur initiating massive reforms, modernization programs and end to a decade long civil war.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/15 at 10:24 am

July 25th 1970 - The Carpenters started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(They Long To Be) Close To You'. The first of three US No.1's and 17 other Top 40 hits. The song was written in 1963 by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and was first offered to Herb Alpert, who said he didn't feel comfortable singing the line 'so they sprinkled moon dust in your hair'.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 2:06 pm

August 1st 1970 - The film 'Performance' featuring Mick Jagger in his acting debut, had its UK premiere in London. The British crime drama film directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg also featured James Fox.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 1:17 pm

August 2nd 1970 - Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'The Wonder Of You' his sixteenth No.1. Ray Peterson recorded the original version in 1959 which gave him a Top 30 hit.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/15 at 2:03 pm

August 3rd 1970 - Four-day NFL strike ends.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 8:44 am

August 6th 1970 - The 10th National Jazz, Blues and Pop four day Festival was held at Plumpton Racecourse in Sussex, England. Featuring, Family, Groundhogs, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, Fat Mattress, Yes, Caravan, The Strawbs, Black Sabbath, Wild Angles, Wishbone Ash and Daddy Longlegs.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 10:06 am

August 6th 1970 - Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York's Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 2:38 am

August 7th 1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 5:33 am

August 7th 1970 - The Goose Lake International Music Festival was held in Leoni, Michigan. Over 200,000 fans attended the three day festival. Acts who appeared included, Jethro Tull, 10 Years After, Mountain, Chicago, Bob Seger, John Sebastian, James Gang, Stooges with Iggy Pop, Brownsville Station, MC5, Rod Stewart and Flying Burrito Brothers.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 10:38 am

August 8th 1970 - Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of her greatest influence Bessie Smith at the Mont Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. Blues singer Smith died in 1937 after being refused admission to a whites only hospital.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 12:11 pm

August 8th 1970 - New York Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/15 at 2:50 pm

August 10th 1970 - Elvis Presley played the first night of a four-week engagement, playing 2 shows most nights at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/15 at 3:08 pm

August 10th 1970 - Simon and Garfunkels album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' was at No.1 on the UK album chart, The Beatles were at No.2 with 'Let It Be' and Bob Dylan was at No.3 with 'Self Portrait.'

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/15 at 8:08 am

August 15th 1970 – Patricia Palinkas becomes the first woman to play professionally in an American football game.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 4:49 am

August 17th 1970 – Venera program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus).

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 1:24 am

August 23rd 1970 - U.S. swimmer Gary Hall broke three world records at the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) outdoor swimming meet, held in Los Angeles, CA.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 4:00 am

August 23rd 1970 – Organized by Mexican American labor union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 11:07 am

August 23rd 1970 - Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club 'Max's Kansas City'. Reed worked as a typist for his father for the next two years, at $40 per week.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 5:34 am

September 1st 1970 – Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attack his motorcade.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 7:39 am

September 3rd 1970 - Alan Wilson guitarist and songwriter with Canned Heat was found dead at fellow band-members Bob Hite's garden in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles aged 27. With Canned Heat, Wilson performed at two prominent concerts of the 1960s era, the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and Woodstock in 1969. Canned Heat appeared in the film Woodstock, and the band's 'Going Up the Country,' which Wilson sang, has been referred to as the festival's unofficial theme song. Wilson also wrote 'On the Road Again,' arguably Canned Heat's second-most familiar song.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 8:20 am

September 3rd 1970 - Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop '70 Festival in Italy, after he set fire to his helmet (during the performance of his hit 'Fire'), and stripped naked during his stage performance. The singer spent four days in solitary confinement before he was released.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 3:40 pm

September 3rd 1970 - Billy Williams ends longest National League consecutive streak at 1,117 games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 8:55 am

September 4th 1970 – Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 3:40 am

September 6th 1970 – Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of the PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 6:02 am

September 6th 1970 - Jimi Hendrix made his final live appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany. The guitarist died on 18th Sept 1970 after choking on his own vomit.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 1:26 am

September 7th 1970 – Fighting between Arab guerrillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 1:27 am

September 7th 1970 – Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 3:08 am

September 9th 1970 – A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Dawson's Field in Jordan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 10:00 am

September 9th 1945 - Philadelphia Athletics' Dick Fowler no-hits Saint Louis Browns, 1-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 5:40 am

September 11th 1970 – The Dawson's Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 9:18 am

September 11th 1970 - NME’s Keith Allston interviewed Jimi Hendrix in England. The interview turned out to be Hendrix's last; he died a mere seven days later. During the interview, Hendrix talked about a new musical phase, with planned collaborations with Miles Davis and Paul McCartney.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/15 at 2:45 am

September 18th 1970 - Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message 'I need help bad man', on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the murder of Hendrix, since the guitarist wanted out of his contract.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/15 at 12:58 pm

September 23rd 1970 - Mick Jagger met Bianca Macias for the first time after a Stones concert at the Paris Olympia. The couple later married.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/30/15 at 10:19 am

December 30, 1970: In Viscaya in the Basque country of Spain, 15,000 go on strike in protest at the Burgos trial death sentences. Francisco Franco commutes the sentences to 30 years in prison.

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/31/15 at 7:51 am

December 31, 1970: Paul McCartney sues in Britain to dissolve The Beatles' legal partnership.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/16 at 9:47 am

January 12th 1971 – All in the Family an American sitcom premiered on the CBS television network

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 5:31 am

January 21st 1971 – The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/16 at 10:01 am

January 22nd 1971 – The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 12:07 pm

January 25th 1971 – Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 12:31 pm

January 25th 1971 – Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 9:14 am

January 26th 1971 - Elvis Presley played the first night of a 31 date run at The Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Nirvana. Elvis played a 8.30pm and midnight shows on most days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/16 at 12:10 pm

January 27th 1971 - David Bowie arrived in the US for the first time; he couldn't play live because of work permit restrictions, but attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotion event.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/16 at 2:54 am

February 2nd 1971 – The international Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands is signed in Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/16 at 3:24 am

February 2nd 1971 – Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/16 at 2:24 am

February 3rd 1971 – New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 7:11 am

February 8th 1971 – South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 9:05 am

February 8th 1971 – The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.

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Written By: nally on 02/09/16 at 6:28 pm

February 9, 1971: The Sylmar earthquake, centered in the northeastern San Fernando Valley (of Los Angeles, CA), struck, measuring approximately 6.5 on the Richter Scale.

The event was one in a series that affected the Los Angeles area in the late 20th century, and a study of the Sierra Madre Fault during that time indicated that more substantial thrust earthquakes had occurred near the Transverse Ranges in the past. Damage was locally severe in the northern San Fernando Valley, and surface faulting was extensive to the south of the epicenter in the mountains, as well as urban settings along city streets and neighborhoods. Uplift and other effects affected private homes and businesses.

The date was also a Tuesday February 9th, just like today!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 4:12 am

February 10th 1971 - Bill White (New York Yankees) became the first black baseball announcer.

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February 11th 1971 - The 100th episode of "Ironside" aired.

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February 11th 1971 - Jean Beliveau (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 500th career goal.

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February 11th 1971 – Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.

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February 13th 1971 -  The Osmonds started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'One Bad Apple'. The group had been appearing on TV in the US from 1962, on the Andy Williams Show and then the Jerry Lewis show.

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A day I remember well!

February 15th 1971 – The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.

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February 18th 1971 - Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band made their New York debut at Unganos.

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February 19th 1971 - Paul McCartney released "Another Day" in the U.K.

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February 24th 1971 – The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed three days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.

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February 25th 1971 – The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.

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February 26th 1971 – U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.

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March 1st 1971 – President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.

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March 1st 1971 – A bomb explodes in a men's room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.

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March 3rd 1971 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation lifted its ban on the music of the Beatles.

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March 4th 1971 – The Rolling Stones kicked off a 9-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall, supported by The Groundhogs. Also on this day The Stones announced that they were to become the UK's first rock and roll tax exiles, residing in France.

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March 7th 1971 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivers his historic speech at Suhrawardy Udyan.

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March 7th 1971 - Jamacan saxophonist and flautist, Harold McNair died of lung cancer aged 39. Worked with Donovan, Melanie and Ginger Baker's Air Force, and had toured Europe with Quincy Jones.

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March 8th 1971 - Joe Frazier retained his world heavyweight championship by defeating Muhammad Ali in a 15-round decision. It was Ali's first loss in 32 professional fights.

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March 8th 1971 – The Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali commences. Frazier wins in 15 rounds via unanimous decision.

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March 9th 1971 – Led Zeppelin appeared at Leeds University, Leeds, England, during their 'Back To The Clubs' tour. This was the first tour which saw Zeppelin performing 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Black Dog' and 'Going To California.'

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March 11th 1971 - Jim Morrison of The Doors arrived in Paris booking into The Hotel George's, the following week he moved into an apartment at 17 Rue Beautreillis in Paris. Morrison lived in Paris until his death on July 3rd 1971.

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1971 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) announced his retirement after playing 26 seasons in the NHL. He came out or retirement two years later to play for the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association.

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March 12th 1971 - John Lennon released the single "Power to the People."

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March 12th 1971 – The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns

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March 12th 1971 - The Allman Brothers Band played the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York. Both shows were recorded and released as The Allman Brothers live double album, which became the groups breakthrough album.

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March 15th 1971 - CBS television dropped "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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March 16th 1971 - Winners at this years Grammy Awards included, Simon and Garfunkel who won Record of the year, Song of the year and Album of the year for Bridge Over Troubled Water. The Carpenters won Best new act and Best vocal performance.

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March 18th 1971 – In Peru a landslide crashes into Yanawayin Lake, killing 200 people at the mining camp of Chungar.

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March 20th 1971 - For the first time in NHL history two brothers faced each other in goal. Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens) beat Dave Dryden (Buffalo Sabres) 5-2.

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March 20th 1971 - At their own expense The Rolling Stones placed full page advertisements in all the UK's music papers disclaiming any connection with the release of the Decca album 'Stone Age' saying 'in our opinion the content is below the standard we try to keep.'

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March 20th 1971 - Janis Joplin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song “Me And Bobby McGee.” Joplin, who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death, changed the sex and a few of the lyrics in her cover. Kristofferson states he did not write this song for her, but the song is associated with her - especially, he has said, in the line "Somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away." Joplin died of a drug overdose the year before on 4th October aged 27.

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March 21st 1971 - Led Zeppelin appeared at the Boat Club, Nottingham, England on their 'Back To The Clubs' tour. This was the first tour which saw Zeppelin performing 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Black Dog' and 'Going To California'. Zeppelin opened the set with Immigrant Song and Heartbreaker. This small club on the banks of the River Trent had also seen performances by Elton John, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols and Rod Stewart.

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March 22nd 1971 - US police arrested all the members from The Allman Brothers Band for heroin and marijuana possession.

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March 23rd 1971 - The Boston Patriots officially announced their name would change to the New England Patriots.

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March 25th 1971 – The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.

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March 25th 1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistan Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.

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March 29th 1971 – A Los Angeles jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.

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March 29th 1971 – My Lai Massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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April 2nd 1971 - Ringo Starr released his debut single, "It Don't Come Easy."

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April 2nd 1971 - Janis Joplin was at No.1 on the US album charts with the posthumously released Pearl. The album features the No.1 hit 'Me and Bobby McGee', written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster on which she played acoustic guitar.

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April 6th 1971 - Carly Simon was introduced to James Taylor after her show at the Troubadour, Los Angeles. The couple married on 3rd November 1972.

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April 6th 1971 - The Rolling Stones launched their own record label, 'Rolling Stones Records', with Atlantic Records, (after their recording contract with Decca Records expired). The first album to be released was Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka in 1971, and is widely credited with being the first world music LP.

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April 7th 1971 – President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.

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April 8th 1971 - Chicago became the first rock group to sell out a week of shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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April 10th 1971 - Tommy James performed "Adrienne" and "Church Street Soul Revival" on "American Bandstand."

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April 10th 1971 – Ping-Pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.

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April 10th 1971 - John Denver's "Take Me Home Country Roads" hit the charts. It was his first appearance on the charts.

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April 13th 1971 - The Rolling Stones released 'Brown Sugar' from Sticky Fingers, the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records, which introduced the infamous licking- tongue and lips logo.

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April 15th 1971 - The Beatles won an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for "Let It Be."

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April 18th 1971 - The Jackson 5 and Bill Cosby were guests on Diana Ross' solo TV special "Diana."

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April 19th 1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted life imprisonment) for conspiracy to commit the Tate–LaBianca murders.

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April 19th 1971 – Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.

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April 19th 1971 – Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin "Operation Dewey Canyon III", a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C.

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April 19th 1971 – Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.

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April 23rd 1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army and Razakars massacre approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

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April 23rd 1971 - The Rolling Stones released their classic album Sticky Fingers in the UK. The band's first release on their own label via Atlantic Records, the cover was designed by Andy Warhol, who was paid $15,000 for his efforts. The LP sleeve featured a close-up of a pair of jeans with a working zip. Widely assumed to be that of Mick Jagger, the crotch photographed for the cover was actually that of actor Joe Dallesandro.

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April 24th 1971 – Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.

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April 24th 1971 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with '4 Way Street.'

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April 25th 1951 – Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.

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April 27th 1971 - The final episode of "Green Acres" aired.

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April 27th 1971 - The Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Beach Boys also appeared on stage with the Dead, who together performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.

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April 28th  1971 - Hank Aaron hit his 600th career home run.

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May 7th 1971 - The Rolling Stones released "Brown Sugar" in the U.S. It was the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.

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May 8th 1971 - Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali at New York's Madison Square Garden. It was Ali's first defeat of his pro career.

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May 8th 1971 - Mike Nesmith performed "Nevada Fighter" on American Bandstand.

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May 8th 1971 - The Bells performed "Stay Awhile" and "I Love You, Lady Dawn" on American Bandstand.

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May 12th 1971 - Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his cousin Myra.

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May 12th 1971 - Mick Jagger and Bianca Perez Morena de Macias were married.

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May 13th 1971 - On his twenty-first birthday Stevie Wonder received all his childhood earnings. Despite having earned $30 million so far, he received only $1 million

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May 13th 1971 - Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane crashed her Mercedes into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and was hospitalised.

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May 15th 1971 - Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

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May 15th 1971 - The Staple Singers performed "Heavy Makes You Happy" and "You've Got to Earn It" on American Bandstand.

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May 15th 1971 - Bobby Bloom performed "We're All Goin' Home" on American Bandstand.

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May 16th 1971 - U.S. postage for a one-ounce first class stamp was increased from 6 to 8 cents.

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May 17th 1971 - The Paul and Linda McCartney album "Ram" was released.

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May 17th 1971 - The musical "Godspell" opened in New York City and ran for 2,124 performances.

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May 23, 1971: An air crash at Rijeka Airport, Yugoslavia kills 78 people, mostly British tourists. :\'(

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May 27th 1971 – The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.

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May 29th 1971 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed "Mr. Bojangles" and "House on Pooh Corner" on American Bandstand.

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May 29th 1971 - Three dozen Grateful Dead fans were treated for hallucinations caused by LSD after they unwittingly drank spiked apple juice served at a gig at San Francisco's Winterland.

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May 30th 1971 – Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.

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May 30th 1971 - Willie Mays hit his 638th home run. He set a National League record of 1,950 runs scored.

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May 31st 1971 – In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.

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May 31st 1971 - 36 Grateful Dead fans were medically treated after unknowingly drinking L.S.D. laced cider, at a gig in the US.

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May 31st 1971 - Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo, MS, was opened to the public.

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June 10th 1971 - John Lennon's "Woman Is The Nicer Of The World" hit #57 in the U.S.

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June 10th 1971 - The U.S. ended a 21-year trade embargo of China.

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June 10th 1971 – The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.

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June 14th 1971 - In London, the first Hard Rock Cafe opened.

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June 18th 1971 – President Richard Nixon declares that illegal drugs are "public enemy number one", which becomes popularized as the "War on Drugs".

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June 19th 1971 - BBC-TV aired "Parkinson" for the first time.

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June 19th 1971 - Carole King started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'It's Too Late / I Feel The Earth Move'. Both songs were from her 'Tapestry' album.

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June 22nd 1971 - The second Glastonbury Festival in England took place. Held over 5 days to coincide with the summer solstice, (the weather was, for a British 'summer' very good). Acts who appeared included: Melanie, Quintessence, David Bowie, The Edgar Broughton Band, Pink Fairies, Terry Reid - with David Lyndley and Linda Lewis, Gong, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, Brinsley Schwarz, Fairport Convention, Family and Traffic. Over 7,000 fans attended the event.

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June 24th 1971 - The National Basketball Association modified its four-year eligibility rule to allow for collegiate hardship cases.

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June 27th 1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".

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June 28th 1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali.

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June 30th 1971 - The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. The amendment lowered the minimum voting age to 18.

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June 30th 1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government could not prevent the Washington Post or the New York Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers.

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June 30th 1971 – The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.

– Georgy Dobrovolsky Ukrainian pilot and astronaut (b. 1928)
– Viktor Patsayev, Kazakh engineer and astronaut (b. 1933)
– Vladislav Volkov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)

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July 3, 1971: Jim Morrison, leader of American rock band The Doors, died at the age of 27 in Paris, apparently from an accidental heroin overdose. :\'(

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July 3, 1971: Jim Morrison, leader of American rock band The Doors, died at the age of 27 in Paris, apparently from an accidental heroin overdose. :\'(


It's a shame at how he died.  :(

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It's a shame at how he died.  :(

I agree, he was one of those musicians who OD-ed on a drug and lost his life at a young age. :(

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July 30th 1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 15 Mission: David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.

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August 5, 1971 - The first Pacific Islands Forum (then known as the "South Pacific Forum") is held in Wellington, New Zealand, with the aim of enhancing cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean.

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August 10th 1971 – The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.

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August 11th 1971 - Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins got his 500th and 501st home runs of his major league baseball career.

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August 12th 1971 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono donated £1,000 to the Clyde Shipbuilders Scottish Union fighting fund who were refusing to stop work at the Glasgow site after being made redundant.

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August 21st 1971 – A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.

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August 21st 1971 – Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Hawkwind, Duster Bennett, Brewers Droop, Indian Summer, Graphite, (and second from the bottom on the bill) Queen all appeared at the Tregye Festival Truro, Cornwall, England.

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August 22nd 1971 – J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.

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August 27th 1971 – An attempted coup d'état fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.

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August 31st 1971 - The Rolling Stones plus the father of Brian Jones filed a high court writ against ex managers Oldham and Easton. Claiming they made a secret deal with Decca Records in 1963 to deprive the group of royalties.

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September 1st 1971 - Danny Murtaugh of the Pittsburgh Pirates gave his lineup card to the umpire with the names of nine black baseball players on it. This was a first for Major League Baseball.

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September 2nd 1971 - Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors won their first U.S. Open singles matches.

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September 2nd 1971 - Grateful Dead's former manager was arrested after disappearing with over $70,000 of the bands money.

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September 3rd 1971 – Qatar becomes an independent state.

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September 4th 1971 - "The Lawrence Welk Show" was seen for the last time on ABC-TV.

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September 4th 1971, Taken from the album 'Ram', Paul and Linda McCartney went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the US only released 'Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey'. McCartney's first US solo No.1. Paul would later explain that "Uncle Albert" was based on his real-life uncle. "He's someone I recall fondly and when the song was coming, it was like a nostalgia thing... As for Admiral Halsey, he's one of yours, an American admiral", referring to Admiral William "Bull" Halsey.

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September 5th 1971 - J.R. Richard, of the Houston Astros, tied Karl Spooner’s record when he struck out 15 batters in his major-league baseball debut.

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September 8th 1971 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

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September 9th 1971 - John Lennon's LP "Imagine" was released.

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September 9th 1971 - Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings retired from the National Hockey League (NHL).

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September 9th 1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, eventually resulting in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

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September 11th 1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC to promote Lennon's new LP and film ("Imagine"), Yoko's book, two films and a fine arts show.

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September 11th 1971, Donny Osmond started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Go Away Little Girl'. The singers only US solo chart topper. The song had also been a No.1 for Steve Lawrence in 1963.

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September 11th 1971 – The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.

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September 13th 1971 – Chairman Mao Zedong's second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees the People's Republic of China after the failure of an alleged coup. His plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.

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September 13th 1971 – State police and National Guardsmen storm New York's Attica Prison to quell a prison revolt.

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September 13th 1971 - The World Hockey Association was formed.

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September 13th 1971 - Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hit his 500th career home run.

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September 14th 1971, During a US tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Berkley Community Theatre, Berkley, California. Countless major acts have appeared here, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Van Morrison, The Kinks, Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, Elvis Costello, The Clash, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.

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September 15th 1971 – The first Greenpeace ship sets sail to protest against nuclear testing on Amchitka Island.

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September 18th 1971 - Pink Floyd performed "Atom Heart Mother" at the Classical Music Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland.

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September 18th 1971, The Who scored their first and only UK No.1 album with Who's Next, the band's sixth LP release, featuring 'Won't Get Fooled Again'. Cover artwork shows a photograph, taken at Easington Colliery, of the band apparently having just urinated on a large concrete piling. According to photographer Ethan Russell, most of the members were unable to urinate, so rainwater was tipped from an empty film canister to achieve the desired effect.

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September 19th 1971 – Montagnard troops of South Vietnam revolt against the rule of Nguyễn Khánh, killing 70 ethnic Vietnamese soldiers.

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September 20th 1971 - Peter Frampton quit Humble Pie to follow a solo career.

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September 20th 1971 – Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, Hurricane Irene regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific.

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September 21st 1971 - The American League approved the move of the Washington Senators to Arlington, TX.

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September 21st 1971, The first edition of the new BBC TV music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' was aired. Presented by Richard Williams, the show included; film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing 'Wild Thing', Bob Dylan playing 'Maggie's Farm', plus America and Lesley Duncan 'live' in the studio. The influential show went on to enjoy a run from 1971 to 1987. According to presenter Bob Harris, the programme derived its name from a Tin Pan Alley phrase from years before. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys—doormen in grey suits. The songs they could remember and whistle, having heard it just once or twice, had passed the old grey whistle test.

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September 21st 1971 – Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.

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September 25th 1971, Deep Purple went to No.1 on the UK chart with their sixth album 'Fireball'.

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September 28th 1971 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.

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September 29th 1971 – Oman joins the Arab League.

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September 29th 1971, On the last night of their first ever Japanese tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Osaka Festival Hall. Near the end of the set the group played a medley of songs during an extended version of 'Whole Lotta Love', including 'Let That Boy Boogie', 'I Gotta Know', 'Twist and Shout', 'Fortune Teller', 'Good Times Bad Times' and 'You Shook Me'.

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October 1st 1971 – Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.

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October 1st 1971 – The first brain-scan using x-ray computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is performed at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.

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October 2nd 1971, Rod Stewart started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Maggie May / Reason To Believe', his first solo No.1. Stewarts album 'Every Picture Tells A Story' also started a four-week run on this day at No.1 on the UK and US chart.

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October 8th 1971, Led Zeppelin II was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was the band's first album to hit No.1 in the US, knocking The Beatles' Abbey Road twice from the top spot, where it remained for seven weeks. When first released the album had advance orders of 400,000 copies in the USA, (the advertising campaign was built around the slogan Led Zeppelin II Now Flying).

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October 9th 1971, Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Maggie May', (first released as a B side to 'Reason To Believe'). The first of six UK No.1's for Stewart, spent five weeks at the top of the chart.

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In the fall of 1971, my dad was a first-year college student!

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October 9th 1971, The Who played a small, low-key show at the University of Surrey, Guildford, with guest John Sebastian joining in on harmonica on ‘Magic Bus’ ‘ the only outside musician ever to jam with The Who on stage. Backstage, the group celebrated John Entwistle’s 27th birthday.

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October 10th 1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

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October 10th 1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
... and they thought they were buying Tower Bridge!

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October 11th 1971 - Hugh Downs left the "Today" show and "Concentration." He later became the host of ABC's "20/20".

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October 25th 1971 – The United Nations seats the People's Republic of China and expels the Republic of China (see political status of Taiwan and China and the United Nations).

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October 27th 1971 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.

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October 28th 1971 – Britain launches the satellite Prospero into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket from Launch Area 5B at Woomera, South Australia, the only British satellite to date launched by a British rocket.

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November 5th 1971, Elvis Presley kicked off a 15-date North American tour at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis. Announcer Al Dvorin uttered the well known phrase: "Elvis has left the building" at the end of the show. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore.

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November 8th 1971, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased by Robert Plant from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire, England. The 20th century urban tower block on the back of the full gatefold LP cover is Butterfield Court in Eves Hill, Dudley, England.

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November 10th 1971 – In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft.

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November 11th 1971, BBC TV's Top Of The Pops celebrated its 400th show. The UK chart show was presented by Tony Blackburn with guests; Tom Jones, Dana, John Kongos, Cher, Slade, Cilla Black, The Piglets, Clodagh Rodgers and The Newbeats.

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November 12th 1971 – Vietnam War: As part of Vietnamization, US President Richard Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.

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November 12th 1971, Led Zeppelin appeared at The Locarno, Sunderland, England, with tickets at 75p. The set included: 'Immigrant Song', 'Heartbreaker', 'Black Dog', 'Since I’ve Been Loving You', 'Rock And Roll', 'Stairway To Heaven', 'That’s The Way', 'Going To California', 'Tangerine', 'Dazed And Confused', 'What Is And What Should Never Be', 'Celebration Day', 'Whole Lotta Love' and 'Communication Breakdown'.

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November 14th 1971 – Enthronement of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria.

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November 14th 1971 – Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars.

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November 15th 1971 – Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.

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November 15th 1971, In this week's Disc and Music Echo's Progressive album chart: No.5, Cat Stevens, 'Teaser and the Firecat, No.4, Hawkwind, 'In Search Of Space', No.3, Santana 'III', No.2, Rod Stewart, 'Every Picture Tell's A Story' and No.1 John Lennon, Imagine.

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November 17th 1971, Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Coz I Luv You', the group's first of six No.1's. The misspelled song titles became a trademark for Slade, causing a great furore among teachers up and down the country.

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November 23rd 1971 – Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.

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November 23rd 1971 - The Washington Senators announced that they would now use the name Texas Rangers after their move to Arlington, TX.

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November 24th 1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

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November 30th 1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.

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November 30th 1971 – Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.

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November 30th 1971, Sly And The Family Stone were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Family Affair', their fourth and final No.1. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the song No.138 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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December 1st 1941 – World War II: Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.

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December 1st 1971 – Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.

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December 2nd 1971 – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm al-Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.

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December 3rd 1971 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: Pakistan launches a pre-emptive strike against India and a full-scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.

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December 4th 1971, The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa. The incident is immortalized by Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water'. In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. On the night of the blaze, Nobs saved several young people who, thinking they would be sheltered from the flames, had hidden in the casino from the blaze. A recording of the outbreak and fire announcement can be found on a Frank Zappa Bootleg album titled Swiss Cheese / Fire.

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December 4th 1971 – The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.

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December 4th 1971, T Rex scored their first No.1 album with their 6th release 'Electric Warrior'. The album which became the biggest seller of the year in the UK contained two of T. Rex's most popular songs, 'Get It On' and 'Jeepster.'

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December 4th 1971, Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with the Four Symbols album, otherwise known as Led Zeppelin IV. Featuring the 8-minute track 'Stairway To Heaven', the album stayed on the US chart for one week short of five years, selling over 23 million copies in the US alone.

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Written By: nally on 12/04/16 at 5:56 pm


December 4th 1971, Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with the Four Symbols album, otherwise known as Led Zeppelin IV. Featuring the 8-minute track 'Stairway To Heaven', the album stayed on the US chart for one week short of five years, selling over 23 million copies in the US alone.

Other tracks from the album are fairly well known and have been played on classic rock radio stations. "Stairway To Heaven" in particular is probably the group's most popular song, particularly in the U.S., even though it never actually got released as a commercial single in the U.S.

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December 6th 1971 – Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India, initiating the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

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December 7th 1971 – Pakistan President Yahya Khan announces the formation of a coalition government with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as Deputy Prime Minister.

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December 7th 1971 - The Wings album "Wild Life" was released.

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December 8th 1971 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Navy launches an attack on West Pakistan's port city of Karachi.

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December 9th 1971 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.

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December 14th 1971, Led Zeppelin IV was riding high in the Top 10 of the US album charts. In 2006, the album was rated No.1 on Classic Rock magazine's '100 Greatest British Albums' poll, and No.1 in a poll conducted by Guitar World. The album has now sold over 23 million copies in the US. The typeface for the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven, printed on the inside sleeve of the album, was Jimmy Page's contribution. He found it in an old arts and crafts magazine from the late 19th century. He thought the lettering was interesting and arranged for a designer to create a whole alphabet

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December 31st 1971 - The NHL announced that it had awarded a franchise to the New York Islanders.

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December 31st 1971 - Peter Duel was found dead in his apartment in Hollywood Hills of an apparent suicide. Duel played the role of Hannibal Heyes in the series "Alias Smith and Jones".

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January 2nd 1972 - Elvis Presley gave Muhammad Ali a $10000 robe with "People's Champion" inscribed on it. Ali wore the robe on March 31, 1973 when he lost to Ken Norton.

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January 11th 1972 – East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.

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January 13th 1972 – Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.

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January 14th 1972 – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.

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January 15th 1972, Don McLean's 'American Pie' started a four week run at No.1 in the US singles chart. The song is a recounting of "The Day the Music Died" (a term taken from the song) the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.), and the aftermath. The song was listed as the No.5 song on the RIAA project Songs of the Century.

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January 15th 1972, Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog' made its debut on the US singles chart. The group's third single peaked at No.15 and spent 8 weeks on the chart. The song's title is a reference to a nameless, black Labrador retriever that wandered around the Headley Grange studios during recording.

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February 9th 1972, Paul McCartney's Wings played the first night of a UK College tour in Nottingham. The group arrived unannounced asking social secretaries if they would like them to perform that evening. The band's intended first stop on the tour, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, refused to allow them to play so they drove on to Nottingham. Admission was 40p, British pub rock band Brinsley Schwarz was the opening act for the tour.

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February 10th 1972, David Bowie appeared at the Tolworth Toby Jug, London, on the opening date of his Ziggy Stardust tour. The character of Ziggy was initially inspired by British rock 'n' roll singer Vince Taylor.

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February 14th 1972, the following famous people were born:

Rob Thomas, American rock singer (frontman of Matchbox Twenty)
Drew Bledsoe, American pro football player, active from 1993-2006

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March 15th 1972:

The Godfather, a gangster film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was released.

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March 16th 1972, John Lennon lodged an appeal with the US immigration office in New York, after he was served with deportation orders arising from his 1968 cannabis possession conviction.

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March 18th 1972, Paul Simon scored his first solo No.1 album when his self-titled debut went to the top on the UK charts. Featuring the singles 'Mother And Child Reunion' and 'Me And Julio Down By The School Yard.'

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March 20th 1972 - 19 mountain climbers were killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche.

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March​ 20th 1972 – The Troubles: The first Provisional IRA car bombing in Belfast kills seven people and injures 148 others in Northern Ireland.

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March 22nd 1972 - The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.

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April 14th 1972, David Bowie released 'Starman' as a single in the UK, which became his first hit since 1969's 'Space Oddity' three years before. The lyrics describe Ziggy Stardust bringing a message of hope to Earth's youth through the radio, salvation by an alien 'Starman'.

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April 15th 1972 - The major league baseball season began following a players strike.

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April 15th 1972, Roberta Flack started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'. Written in 1957 by political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. At the time the couple were lovers, although MacColl was married to someone else. MacColl is the father of singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl. The song was featured in the Clint Eastwood film 'Play Misty For Me.'

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April 16th 1972, The Electric Light Orchestra made their debut at The Fox and Greyhound in Croydon, London. ELO were formed to accommodate former Move members Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne's desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. Wood departed following the band's debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group's original compositions and produced every album.

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April 16th 1972, Pink Floyd appeared at the Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. A typical set list on this The Dark Side of The Moon tour was: The Dark Side of the Moon (entire album), One of These Days, Careful with that Axe Eugene, Echoes, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.

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April 16th 1972 – Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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April 20th 1972 - Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon.

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J. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, died in his Washington home of a heart attack, on May 2, 1972, aged 77. He was appointed as the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation — predecessor to the FBI — in 1924 and was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death.

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May 2nd 1972 – In the early morning hours a fire breaks out at the Sunshine Mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, Idaho, killing 91 workers.

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May 2nd 1972, Bruce Springsteen auditioned for CBS Records A&R man John Hammond in New York. Springsteen played a short set for him in his office; Hammond was so impressed that he arranged a real audition that night at the Gaslight Club in New York for other Columbia executives. Bruce passed the audition.

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May 4th 1972 – The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".

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May 5th 1972, Blind blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis died of a heart attack aged 76. His unique finger-picking style influenced many other artists.

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May 5th 1972 - Paul Simon, Chicago and Carol King performed at a benefit for U.S. Presidential candidate George McGovern.

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May 5th 1972, The first day of the three day Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England, with The Grateful Dead, Dr John, Donovan, The Kinks, Captain Beefheart, Hawkwind, America, Family, Country Joe MacDonald, Wishbone Ash, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Brinsley Schwarz and the Flamin Groovies.

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May 6th 1972, The Tyrannosaurus Rex double album 'Prophets, Seers And Sages And The Angels Of The Ages / My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair But Now Their Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows' went to No.1 in the UK. The longest title of an album ever at the time!

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May 15th 1972 – In Laurel, Maryland, Arthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama Governor George Wallace while he is campaigning to become President.

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June 17th 1972 – Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.

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June 17th 1972 – Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.


Beat me to it! MSNBC is airing the 2013 documentary ATPM Revisited tonight @ 9 ET.

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Beat me to it! MSNBC is airing the 2013 documentary ATPM Revisited tonight @ 9 ET.
One documentary I must see!

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June 20th 1972 – Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.

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June 21st 1972, The first Stonehenge Free Festival was held at Stonehenge, England culminating on the summer solstice. Staged between 1972 and 1984, acts who have appeared include Hawkwind, Gong, Doctor and the Medics, Flux of Pink Indians, Buster Blood Vessel, Crass, Selector, Dexys Midnight Runners, Thompson Twins, The Raincoats, Amazulu, Wishbone Ash, Man, Benjamin Zephaniah, The Enid, Roy Harper, Jimmy Page, Ted Chippington, Zorch and Ozric Tentacles.

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June 23rd 1972 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.

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June 23rd 1972 – Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.

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June 23rd 1972 - U.S. President Nixon signed the Higher Education Act of 1972. Title IX of this congressional act barred sex bias in athletics and other activities at colleges receiving federal assistance.

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June 30th 1972 – The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.

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July 19th 1972 – Dhofar Rebellion: British SAS units help the Omani government against Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman rebels in the Battle of Mirbat.

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July 19th 1972, Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested in Warwick, Rhode Island on charges of assault after a fight broke out with a newspaper photographer.

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August 6th 1972 (also a Sunday, just like today):

A baseball game was "called on account of grasshoppers" when millions of the insects swarmed into Hogan Park at Midland, Texas, during the second game of a doubleheader. In the Texas League game, the Amarillo Giants had beaten the Midland Cubs 5–4 in the first game. As Amarillo began the second game, grasshoppers dimmed the lighting and alighted upon many of the 857 spectators. Midland won 2–1 when the game was made up the next day
In Pakistan, 65 people were killed when a passenger train from Karachi to Rawalpindi crashed into the back of a freight train parked at the Liaquatpur railway station.
In Watford, Hertfordshire, England, British pop singer Geri Halliwell was born. (She was an original member of The Spice Girls, left the band in 1998 to pursue solo work, and later rejoined the band.)

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August 8th 1972 - The New York Yankees signed a 30-year lease with the City of New York which called for Yankee Stadium to be completely modernized in time for the 1976 season.

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August 10th 1972, During their Wings Over Europe Tour, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden for possession of drugs. McCartney joked the arrest would “make good publicity” for the tour. Paul was fined $1,000 and Linda $200.

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August 11th 1972 – Vietnam War: The last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.

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August 12th 1972, Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'School's Out'. The bands only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school."

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August 12th 1972 - The Festival of Hope concert took place at Roosevelt Raceway in Long Island, NY. It was the first rock festival to raise funds for an established charity. The Nassau Society of Crippled Children and Adults was the sponsor.

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August 16th 1972 – In an unsuccessful coup d'état attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco's plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.

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August 22nd 1972 – Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.

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August 22nd 1972 - Due to its racial policies, Rhodesia was asked to withdraw from the 20th Olympic Summer Games.

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August 24th 1972 - Gordie Howe and Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame.

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September 1st 1972 - America’s Bobby Fischer beat Russia’s Boris Spassky to become world chess champion. The chess match took place in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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September 2nd 1972, The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival was held over three days on Bull Island, near Griffin, Indiana. The Promoters expected over 50,000 music fans, and over 200,000 attended the festival. Many bands pulled out as the festival drifted steadily into anarchy. Bands that did appear included Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, Black Oak Arkansas, Cheech and Chong, Foghat, Albert King, Brownsville Station, Canned heat, Flash, Ravi Shankar, Rory Gallagher, Lee Michaels and Frosty, The Eagles, The Amboy Dukes, and Gentle Giant. Three concert goers drowned in the Wabash River and as the festival ended, the remnants of the crowd burned down the music stand.

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September 2nd 1972, Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You Wear It Well', the singers second UK No.1 was taken from his album 'Never A Dull Moment.'

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September 5th 1972 – Munich massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attacks and takes hostage 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. Two die in the attack and nine are murdered the following day.

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September 5th 1972 - Swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at Munich, Germany. Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven gold medals.

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September 6th 1972 - Rick DeMont lost the gold medal he received in a 400-meter swimming event because a banned drug was found in his system during routine drug testing.

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September 6th 1972 - John and Yoko appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

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September 6th 1972 - The Summer Olympics resumed in Munich, West Germany, a day after the deadly hostage crisis that took the lives of 11 Israelis and five Arab abductors.

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September 21st 1972 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation № 1081, placing the entire country under martial law and marking the beginning of his authoritarian rule.

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September 21st 1972 - ABC-TV debuted "In Concert." Alice Cooper appeared in the first episode.

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September 22nd 1972, David Bowie kicked of the North American leg of his Ziggy Stardust world tour at the Music Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

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September 25th 1972, Black Sabbath released their fourth studio album, 'Black Sabbath Vol. 4'. The album which features a monochrome photograph of Ozzy Osbourne with hands raised, taken during a Black Sabbath concert was originally to be titled 'Snowblind', after one of several songs referring to the band's cocaine use.

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September 28th 1972 - David Bowie sold out New York's Carnegie Hall. It was his first sell out in the U.S.

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September 28th 1972 - Communist China and Japan agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations.

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October 2nd 1972 - Ron Johnson becomes first New York Giants' player to score four touchdowns (vs Philadelphia Eagles).

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October 4th 1972, During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded 'The Jean Genie', which became the lead single from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The track spent 13 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at No.2, making it Bowie's biggest hit to date. The line "He's so simple minded, he can't drive his module" would later give the band Simple Minds their name.

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October 28th 1972 - The United States Council for World Affairs announced that it was adopting The Who song, "Join Together" as its official theme.

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October 28th 1972, Stevie Wonder released his 15th studio album Talking Book. The album's first track, 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life', hit No.1 on the Billboard  charts, then earned Wonder his first Grammy Award. The album featured a guest appearance of Jeff Beck on the track 'Superstition'.

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November 1st 1972 - Germain Gagnon scores first New York Islanders' hat trick.

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November 3rd 1972 - Joe Namath was featured on the cover of LIFE magazine.

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November 3rd 1972, James Taylor and Carly Simon were married by a judge in Simon's Manhattan apartment, beginning their eleven year marriage. That evening, Simon joined him on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall and announced their union to a cheering audience.

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November 8th 1972 - The premium cable TV network HBO (Home Box Office) made its debut. The first movie shown was "Sometimes a Great Notion."

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November 9th 1972 - John Bucyk (Boston Bruins) scored his 1,000th NHL point.

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November 11th 1972, Gilbert O'Sullivan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Clair', the singers first of two UK No.1's. The Irish singer songwriter would dress as a 1920s worker in flat cap, braces and baggy trousers.

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November 12th 1972 - Don Shula, coach of the Miami Dolphins, became the first NFL head coach to win 100 regular season games in 10 seasons.

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Still a couple hours early in my time zone, but I'm gonna post it right now anyways.

November 14th 1972: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time ever.

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January 22nd 1973:

The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.

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February 7, 1973 -- Iggy Pop & The Stooges release the album, Raw Power.

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Two days late, but...

March 1, 1973  - Pink Floyd breaks into the American mainstream with the release of their eighth album, (The) Dark Side of the Moon. They scored the first of their two Top 40 hits with "Money." (The other would be the 1979-80 #1 hit, "Another Brick in the Wall Part II.")

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July 16th 1973: Watergate scandal: Former White House aide Alexander Butterfield informs the United States Senate Watergate Committee that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations.

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October 1, 1974 - Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released. Narrator John Larroquette later became famous as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The film spawned several sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, and a direct sequel.

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October 30th 1973 - Tom Seaver becomes first non-20-game winner to win baseball Cy Young award.

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October 31st 1973 – Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin aboard a hijacked helicopter that landed in the exercise yard.

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November 1st 1973 - Leon Jaworski was appointed the new Watergate special prosecutor in the Watergate case.

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November 7th 1973 - New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.

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November 7th 1973 – The United States Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.

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More Nixon history:

November 17, 1973 - The 37th President utters his most famous lie, "I'm not a crook."

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November 24th 1973: A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit would last only four months.

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December 15th 1973 - J. Paul Getty III was found in southern Italy after being held captive for five months, during which his right ear was cut off and sent to a newspaper in Rome.

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December 28th 1973: The United States Endangered Species Act is signed into law by President Richard Nixon.

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February 6th 1974 - US House of Representatives begins determining grounds for impeachment of President Richard Nixon.

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March 8th 1974 - The last episode "The Brady Bunch" aired.

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March 8th 1974 – Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.

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April 9th 1974 - Janet Jackson, at age 7, appeared on the TV show "The Jacksons" for the first time.

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April 29th 1974 – Watergate scandal: United States President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the scandal.

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April 29th 1974 - Phil Donahue’s TV show, "Donahue" moved to Chicago, IL.

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May 7th 1974, Led Zeppelin held a party at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City for the launch of their new label Swan Song. Other label signings including, Scottish singer Maggie Bell (whose album Suicide Sal was the labels fourth release), and British supergroup, Bad Company also attended.

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May 13th 1974, Forty-three people were arrested and more than fifty were injured after youths started throwing bottles outside a Jackson Five concert at RFK stadium in Washington DC.

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May 15th 1974, Frank Zappa and his wife announced the birth of their third child, a boy named Ahmet Rodan, after the Japanese movie monster that lived of a steady diet of 707 planes.

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May 18th 1974 – Nuclear weapons testing: Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.

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May 24th 1974 - The last "Dean Martin Show" was seen on NBC. The show had been aired for 9 years.

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May 24th 1974 - On "Midnight Special," Richard Pryor was host to Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs.

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May 25th 1974, Rick Wakeman became the first member of the group Yes to have a No.1 UK album when 'Journey To The Centre Of The Earth' went to the top of the charts.

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June 14th 1974, Ray Stevens was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Streak' a song about the latest British craze of streaking, (running naked in a public place).

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June 15th 1974, ABBA's second album (but first UK release), 'Waterloo' entered the UK chart for the first time peaking at No.28. The album's title track won ABBA the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

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June 29th 1974: Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina.

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July 3rd 1974 - The Threshold Test Ban Treaty was signed, prohibiting underground nuclear weapons tests with yields greater than 150 kilotons.

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July 7th 1974: In the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final, West Germany defeat the Netherlands 2–1 in the final match at Olympiastadion, Munich, to win the new FIFA World Cup Trophy.

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July 9th 1974 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young started their reunion tour in Seattle.

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July 10th 1974, David Bowie played the first of five dates at The Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, the recordings of which made up the David Live album released later that year. The album catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the 'plastic soul' of Young Americans.

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July 14th 1974: In the finals of the 1974 FIBA World Championship basketball competition, held in Puerto Rico, the Soviet Union wins its second title.

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July 24th 1974: The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

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July 27th 1974: During the Watergate Scandal, The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.

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July 29th 1974: Mamas And The Papas singer Cass Elliot passed away at age 32 from heart failure. :\'(

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July 30th 1974: U.S. President Richard Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court of the United States.

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August 6th 1974, ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when 'Waterloo' went to No.6. 'Waterloo' was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with 'Ring Ring' the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest. The original title of the song was 'Honey Pie'.

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August 7th 1974 – Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet (417 m) in the air.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 4:12 am

August 9th 1974 - U.S. President Richard Nixon formally resigned. Gerald R. Ford took his place, and became the 38th president of the U.S.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 08/09/19 at 6:40 am

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Wow. 45 years ago. I didn't notice the date. He announced his resignation in a live address the previous evening.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 6:46 am


Wow. 45 years ago. I didn't notice the date. He announced his resignation in a live address the previous evening.

From http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/nixon-farewell.htm

"I think the record should show that this is one of those spontaneous things that we always arrange whenever the President comes in to speak, and it will be so reported in the press, and we don't mind, because they have to call it as they see it.

But on our part, believe me, it is spontaneous.

You are here to say goodbye to us, and we don't have a good word for it in English -- the best is au revoir. We'll see you again.

I just met with the members of the White House staff, you know, those who serve here in the White House day in and day out, and I asked them to do what I ask all of you to do to the extent that you can and, of course, are requested to do so: to serve our next President as you have served me and previous Presidents -- because many of you have been here for many years -- with devotion and dedication, because this office, great as it is, can only be as great as the men and women who work for and with the President.

This house, for example -- I was thinking of it as we walked down this hall, and I was comparing it to some of the great houses of the world that I have been in. This isn't the biggest house. Many, and most, in even smaller countries, are much bigger. This isn't the finest house. Many in Europe, particularly, and in China, Asia, have paintings of great, great value, things that we just don't have here and, probably, will never have until we are 1,000 years old or older.

But this is the best house. It is the best house, because it has something far more important than numbers of people who serve, far more important than numbers of rooms or how big it is, far more important than numbers of magnificent pieces of art.

This house has a great heart, and that heart comes from those who serve. I was rather sorry they didn't come down. We said goodbye to them upstairs. But they are really great. And I recall after so many times I have made speeches, and some of them pretty tough, yet, I always come back, or after a hard day -- and my days usually have run rather long -- I would always get a lift from them, because I might be a little down but they always smiled.

And so it is with you. I look around here, and I see so many on this staff that, you know, I should have been by your offices and shaken hands, and I would love to have talked to you and found out how to run the world -- everybody wants to tell the President what to do, and boy, he needs to be told many times -- but I just haven't had the time. But I want you to know that each and every one of you, I know, is indispensable to this Government.

I am proud of this Cabinet. I am proud of all the members who have served in our Cabinet. I am proud of our sub-Cabinet. I am proud of our White House Staff. As I pointed out last night, sure, we have done some things wrong in this Administration, and the top man always takes the responsibility, and I have never ducked it. But I want to say one thing: We can be proud of it -- five and a half years. No man or no woman came into this Administration and left it with more of this world's goods than when he came in. No man or no woman ever profited at the public expense or the public till. That tells something about you.

Mistakes, yes. But for personal gain, never. You did what you believed in. Sometimes right, sometimes wrong. And I only wish that I were a wealthy man -- at the present time, I have got to find a way to pay my taxes -- and if I were, I would like to recompense you for the sacrifices that all of you have made to serve in government.

But you are getting something in government -- and I want you to tell this to your children, and I hope the Nation's children will hear it, too -- something in government service that is far more important than money. It is a cause bigger than yourself. It is the cause of making this the greatest nation in the world, the leader of the world, because without our leadership, the world will know nothing but war, possibly starvation or worse, in the years ahead. With our leadership it will know peace, it will know plenty.

We have been generous, and we will be more generous in the future as we are able to. But most important, we must be strong here, strong in our hearts, strong in our souls, strong in our belief, and strong in our willingness to sacrifice, as you have been willing to sacrifice, in a pecuniary way, to serve in government.

There is something else I would like for you to tell your young people. You know, people often come in and say, "What will I tell my kids?" They look at government and say, sort of a rugged life, and they see the mistakes that are made. They get the impression that everybody is here for the purpose of feathering his nest. That is why I made this earlier point -- not in this Administration, not one single man or woman.

And I say to them, there are many fine careers. This country needs good farmers, good businessmen, good plumbers, good carpenters.

I remember my old man. I think that they would have called him sort of a little man, common man. He didn't consider himself that way. You know what he was? He was a streetcar motorman first, and then he was a farmer, and then he had a lemon ranch. It was the poorest lemon ranch in California, I can assure you. He sold it before they found oil on it. And then he was a grocer. But he was a great man, because he did his job, and every job counts up to the hilt, regardless of what happens.

Nobody will ever write a book, probably, about my mother. Well, I guess all of you would say this about your mother -- my mother was a saint. And I think of her, two boys dying of tuberculosis, nursing four others in order that she could take care of my older brother for three years in Arizona, and seeing each of them die, and when they died, it was like one of her own.

Yes, she will have no books written about her. But she was a saint.

Now, however, we look to the future. I had a little quote in the speech last night from T.R. . As you know, I kind of like to read books. I am not educated, but I do read books -- and the T.R. quote was a pretty good one. Here is another one I found as I was reading, my last night in the White House, and this quote is about a young man. He was a young lawyer in New York. He had married a beautiful girl, and they had a lovely daughter, and then suddenly she died, and this is what he wrote. This was in his diary.

He said, "She was beautiful in face and form and lovelier still in spirit. As a flower she grew and as a fair young flower she died. Her life had been always in the sunshine. There had never come to her a single great sorrow. None ever knew her who did not love and revere her for her bright and sunny temper and her saintly unselfishness. Fair, pure and joyous as a maiden, loving, tender and happy as a young wife. When she had just become a mother, when her life seemed to be just begun and when the years seemed so bright before her, then by a strange and terrible fate death came to her. And when my heart's dearest died, the light went from my life forever."

That was T.R. in his twenties. He thought the light had gone from his life forever -- but he went on. And he not only became President but, as an ex-President, he served his country, always in the arena, tempestuous, strong, sometimes wrong, sometimes right, but he was a man.

And as I leave, let me say, that is an example I think all of us should remember. We think sometimes when things happen that don't go the right way; we think that when you don't pass the bar exam the first time -- I happened to, but I was just lucky; I mean, my writing was so poor the bar examiner said, "We have just got to let the guy through." We think that when someone dear to us dies, we think that when we lose an election, we think that when we suffer a defeat that all is ended. We think, as T.R. said, that the light had left his life forever. Not true.

It is only a beginning, always. The young must know it; the old must know it. It must always sustain us, because the greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes and you are really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes, because only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.

And so I say to you on this occasion, as we leave, we leave proud of the people who have stood by us and worked for us and served this country. We want you to be proud of what you have done. We want you to continue to serve in government, if that is your wish.

Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.

And so, we leave with high hopes, in good spirit, and with deep humility, and with very much gratefulness in our hearts. I can only say to each and every one of you, we come from many faiths, we pray perhaps to different gods -- but really the same God in a sense -- but I want to say for each and every one of you, not only will we always remember you, not only will we always be grateful to you but always you will be in our hearts and you will be in our prayers.

Thank you very much."

Richard Nixon - August 9, 1974

Subject: Re: 45 Years Ago today thread

Written By: nally on 08/09/19 at 10:45 am

^ Yep, that was the only time in U.S. Presidential history (thus far) that a President has resigned!

And Gerald Ford, the man who succeeded him, became the first person to serve as both Vice President and President without ever being elected to either office! (He had been appointed to replace Spiro Agnew, who'd resigned the Vice Presidency, then advanced to the Presidency 45 years ago today upon Nixon's resignation!)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/19 at 3:35 pm

August 14th 1974 - US President Gerald Ford signs legislation giving him the authority to legalize private ownership of gold.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 3:29 pm

August 24th 1974, Paul Anka with Odia Coates started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(You're Having My Baby', Anka's 24th US top 40 hit. It made No.6 in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 12:46 pm

August 30th 1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Eight are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/19 at 10:02 am

August 31st 1974 - "The Partridge Family" television show ended.

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Written By: nally on 09/02/19 at 3:55 pm

September 2nd 1974: US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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Written By: nally on 09/08/19 at 7:28 pm

September 8th 1974: As part of the Watergate scandal, US President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 7:30 am

September 10th 1974, The New York Dolls spit up. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 'New York Dolls' and 1974 'Too Much Too Soon'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 5:35 pm

September 11th 1974 - "Little House on the Prairie" made its television debut.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 5:53 pm

September 13th 1974 - The first episode of "The Rockford Files" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 6:10 pm

September 13th 1974 - Stevie Wonder started his first tour since his near-fatal car accident.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/19 at 9:29 am

September 15th 1974 - Fred Lynn (Boston Red Sox) hit a home run on his very first major league at-bat

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 10:48 am

September 17th 1974 – Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 10/01/19 at 6:21 pm

October 1, 1974 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Yes. two words) is released in theaters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/19 at 1:32 pm


October 1, 1974 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Yes. two words) is released in theaters.
In London, UK, it had a limited release due to the content matter of the film. I manage to see it in 1977, when it was still being shown on a continuous run an independent cinema.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 12:52 pm

October 4th 1974 - Watergate trial begins.

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Written By: nally on 10/04/19 at 12:54 pm


October 4th 1974 - Watergate trial begins.

If Nixon had not resigned, chances are he might have gotten impeached by then...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 12:57 pm


If Nixon had not resigned, chances are he might have gotten impeached by then...
I have seen various films featuring Richard Nixon, and that did seem to be that case.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/04/19 at 1:06 pm


If Nixon had not resigned, chances are he might have gotten impeached by then...

He definitely would have been impeached. In effect, he was. He "resigned" to save face. Kind of like when an employer fires someone and says "I'll expect your resignation on my desk in the morning".

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Written By: nally on 10/04/19 at 1:06 pm


I have seen various films featuring Richard Nixon, and that did seem to be that case.

One such film that comes to mind is the 1995 historical drama film Nixon, starring Anthony Hopkins in the title role.

There is also All The President's Men, a 1976 film based on a nonfiction book of the same title about the Watergate scandal, which involved Nixon himself.

Oh, and there's the 2017 film The Post (which I saw in early 2018), which was about the Pentagon Papers, an incident that took place in the early 1970s, when Nixon was in his first term.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 1:08 pm


One such film that comes to mind is the 1995 historical drama film Nixon, starring Anthony Hopkins in the title role.

There is also All The President's Men, a 1976 film based on a nonfiction book of the same title about the Watergate scandal, which involved Nixon himself.

Oh, and there's the 2017 film The Post (which I saw in early 2018), which was about the Pentagon Papers, an incident that took place in the early 1970s, when Nixon was in his first term.
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They are the films I was thinking of.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 2:07 pm

October 4th 1974 - Thin Lizzy performed for the first time with Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson both in the lineup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 7:50 am

October 5th 1974 - American David Kunst completed the first journey around the world on foot. It took four years and 21 pairs of shoes. He crossed four continents and walked 14,450 miles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 8:35 am

October 5th 1974 – Guildford pub bombings: Bombs planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill four British soldiers and one civilian.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 6:11 pm

October 5th 1974 - Randy Newman performed with an 87-piece symphony at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. The orchestra was conducted by Emil Newman, Randy's uncle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 12:54 pm

October 15th 1974 - National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school bussing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/19 at 2:11 pm

October 19th 1974 - The news program "Weekend" debuted on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/19 at 6:41 am

October 29th 1974 - U.S. President Gerald Ford signed a new law forbidding discrimination in credit applications on the basis of sex or marital status

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/19 at 8:02 am

November 2nd 1974, George Harrison became the first Beatle to undertake a solo world tour when he played the first show of a 30-night tour in Vancouver, Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/19 at 1:55 pm

December 8th 1974 – A plebiscite results in the abolition of monarchy in Greece.

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Written By: nally on 12/13/19 at 7:34 pm

December 13th 1974: Malta becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Written By: nally on 12/19/19 at 10:37 am

December 19th 1974, Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford under the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

This is the most recent time that a Vice President began his term on a day other than Inauguration Day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/20 at 2:37 pm

January 12th 1975, The first night of a UK tour kicked off under the banner of The Warner Brothers Music Show. It featured Little Feat, Montrose, Tower Of Power, The Doobie Brothers and Graham Central Station. Also released was an album sampler featuring all the acts that was priced at 69p ($1.17).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 6:29 am

January 15th 1975 - Space Mountain opens at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 1:39 pm

January 15th 1975 – The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of Independence and giving Angola independence from Portugal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/20 at 9:11 am

January 30th 1975 – The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/20 at 3:28 pm

January 30th 1975, The Bee Gees begin recording 'Jive Talkin', which became their second US chart topper and No.5 UK hit. Barry Gibb's inspiration for the song came when his wife commented on the sound their car made while crossing a bridge over Biscayne Bay into Miami. She noted, "It's our drive talkin'."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 4:47 pm

February 27th 1975 - US House of Representatives pass US$21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 5:16 pm

March 3rd 1975 - At the Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, New York, nine harness races are held with no spectators, as track management closed the gates due to a strike of pari-mutiel ticket workers. Off-Track Betting received $995,314 on the races, and paid out $53,500.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 12:42 pm

March 5th 1975 - The Homebrew Computer Club, an early computer hobbyist club in Silicon Valley, meets for the first time. Its members include several future high-profile hackers and IT entrepreneurs, including the founders of Apple Inc.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 4:01 pm

March 5th 1975, Rod Stewart met Swedish actress, Britt Ekland at a party in Los Angeles, the couple went on to have a high profile love affair.

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Written By: nally on 03/06/20 at 6:26 pm

March 6th 1975: For the first time, the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 4:22 am

March 10th 1975 – Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh Campaign: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Mê Thuột in the South on their way to capturing Saigon in the final push for victory over South Vietnam.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/20 at 5:06 pm

March 11th 1975, The Original Soundtrack, the third album by 10cc was released. It featured the world wide, multi million selling single 'I'm Not in Love' notable for its innovative and distinctive backing track, composed mostly of the band's multitracked vocals. The song was the band's breakthrough hit worldwide, reaching No.1 in Ireland and Canada and No.2 in the US, as well as reaching the top ten in Australia, New Zealand and several European countries.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 3:02 pm

March 19th 1975, Led Zeppelin played the first of two sold-out nights at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. Tickets cost $7.50. The set list included: 'Rock And Roll', 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Whole Lotta Love', 'Black Dog' and 'Heartbreaker'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/20 at 12:15 am

From yesterday:

March 19th 1975 - Pennsylvania is the first US state to allow girls to compete with boys in High School sports.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/20 at 4:34 pm

March 28th 1975 - Washington Capitals win first game on road after 37 straight road losses also sets own team record with 17 straight losses.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/20 at 10:18 am

March 30th 1975 - Ron Lalonde scores the first hat trick by a Washington Capitals' player.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/20 at 9:18 am

April 1st 1975, The Bay City Rollers TV series Shang-A- Lang premiered on ITV in the UK. It featured the band in comedy sketches and performing their songs to a live studio audience made up of their teenage fans. This resulted in chaotic scenes at times as some members of the audience attempted to run onto the studio floor to meet their heroes. It ran for one 20-week series in 75.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/20 at 5:47 pm

April 2nd 1975 – Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from Quảng Ngãi Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 10:38 am

April 3rd 1975, Steve Miller was charged with setting fire to the clothes of a friend, Benita Diorio. When police arrived at Miller's house, Diorio was putting out the flames, Miller then got into a fight with some of the policemen and was charged with resisting arrest.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 4:09 pm

April 3rd 1975 – Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/20 at 4:17 am

April 4th 1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/20 at 6:04 pm

April 4th 1975 - More than 130 people, most of them children, were killed when a U.S. Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashed just after takeoff from Saigon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/20 at 5:05 pm

April 5th 1975, Minnie Riperton went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Stevie Wonder produced song 'Loving You' (a No.2 hit in the UK). It was the singers only US chart hit. Riperton died of cancer on 12th July 1979.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/20 at 3:37 pm

April 6th 1975 - Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colorado (Bundy victim).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/20 at 5:59 am

April 8th 1975 - 47th Academy Awards - Godfather II, Ellen Burstyn and Art Carney win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/20 at 12:07 pm

April 8th 1975, Aerosmith released their third studio album Toys In The Attic. The album is their most commercially successful in the US, with eight million copies sold and features the hit 'Walk This Way' which peaked at No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1977 when re-released and was one of the songs that helped break Aerosmith into the mainstream in the seventies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/20 at 3:12 pm

April 8th 1975 - Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became the first black manager of a major league baseball team.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 11:22 am

April 12th 1975, During an interview with Playboy Magazine David Bowie announced his second career retirement, saying, "I've rocked my roll. It's a boring dead end, there will be no more rock 'n' roll records from me. The last thing I want to be is some useless rock singer."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/20 at 5:28 pm

April 14th 1975, After rumours that Jimmy Page, Steve Marriott, Jeff Beck or Chris Spedding variously would replace Mick Taylor as guitarist in The Rolling Stones, a press release confirmed that Ronnie Wood would be joining the band for their forthcoming American tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/20 at 10:49 am

April 16th 1975 - The Khmer Rouge Rebels won control of Cambodia after a five years of civil war. They renamed the country Kampuchea and began a reign of terror.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/20 at 5:43 pm

April 17th 1975 – The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/20 at 8:13 am

April 18th 1975, Four Bay City Rollers fans were taken to hospital and 35 others required on site treatment after they attempted to swim across a lake to meet their heroes. The group were making an appearance at a BBC Radio 1 fun day at Mallory Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/20 at 8:23 am

April 18th 1975 - Alice Cooper's first TV special, "Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making Of A Record Album" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 10:25 am

April 21st 1975 – Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Thiệu flees Saigon, as Xuân Lộc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/20 at 2:29 pm

April 27th 1975 - Saigon was encircled by North Vietnamese troops.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 8:29 am

April 28th 1975 – General Cao Văn Viên, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closes in on victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/20 at 5:33 pm

April 30th 1975 – Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Dương Văn Minh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 4:44 pm

May 5th 1975 - Oakland Athletics release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding - He stole 30 bases, and scored 33 runs).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/20 at 5:42 am

May 6th 1975 – During a lull in fighting, 100,000 Armenians gather in Beirut to commemorate 60th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/20 at 8:55 am

May 6th 1975 - Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only three people die in a tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/20 at 10:46 am

May 6th 1975 - Lynette Culver disappears from Pocatello, Idaho (Ted Bundy victim).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 9:25 am

May 7th 1975 - U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/20 at 5:02 pm

May 10th 1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/20 at 9:47 am

May 12th 1975, Jefferson Starship gave a free concert in New York's Central Park in front of 60,000 fans. The band and concert sponsor, WNEW-FM, were forced to pay $14,000 for cleaning up and damage done to the park after the event.

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May 12th 1975 - U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez was seized by Cambodian forces in international waters.

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May 15th 1975 - The merchant ship U.S. Mayaguez was recaptured from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/20 at 12:35 pm

May 16th 1975 - Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/20 at 7:30 am

May 19th 1975 - In Los Angeles, California, the 27th Annual Emmy Awards (primetime programming) are presented.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 05/21/20 at 8:18 am


May 19th 1975 - In Los Angeles, California, the 27th Annual Emmy Awards (primetime programming) are presented.


BTW Jean Stapleton and Karen Valentine hosted that ceremony.

Now the Emmys are held in late summer or early autumn just prior to the start of the new season of programming, and that seasonal switch began just two years later. A dispute between the Los Angeles and New York chapters of NATAS was the primary cause for the move, but this was possibly due to accommodate the Daytime Emmys (which started in 1974) which still take place around the same time of year the "Primetime" Emmys used to, even though the Dayitme Emmys did air in daytime until 1991, when it was moved to primetime.

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Written By: nally on 05/21/20 at 1:29 pm

May 21st 1975, The musical A Chorus Line was performed for the first time, opening at the Newman Theater in New York City. When the production moved to the Shubert Theater on Broadway, it would run for 6,104 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/20 at 2:31 am

May 22nd 1975 - The first legal numbers game in the USA is New Jersey State Lottery's "Pick-it", in which players choose their own 3-digit number in a daily drawing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/20 at 4:04 am


BTW Jean Stapleton and Karen Valentine hosted that ceremony.

Now the Emmys are held in late summer or early autumn just prior to the start of the new season of programming, and that seasonal switch began just two years later. A dispute between the Los Angeles and New York chapters of NATAS was the primary cause for the move, but this was possibly due to accommodate the Daytime Emmys (which started in 1974) which still take place around the same time of year the "Primetime" Emmys used to, even though the Dayitme Emmys did air in daytime until 1991, when it was moved to primetime.
Thought that the Emmys where in September, for when I was in Los Angelas back in September 2013, on a Sunday on a guided bus tour around Hollywood and Beverley Hills, including Rodeo Drive. When the bus we were on turned round a corner, with no time to take photos and I saw coming out of a house, two well dressed ladies and a man well dressed in evening dress suit, carrying his jacket, looked like their were going somewhere important. The following day I did some google searching and found out it the Emmys the previous evening, and the gentlemen I saw was Damien Lewis who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in"Homeland" having won the previous year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 2:10 am

May 26th 1975 - American stuntman Evel Knievel suffered severe spinal injuries in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium in London, when he crashed while attempting to jump 13 buses in his car.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 4:24 pm

May 28th 1975 – Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/20 at 2:11 pm

June 1st 1975 - California Angels' Nolan Ryan fourth no-hitter beats Baltimore Orioles, 1-0.

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June 1st 1975, The Rolling Stones kicked off their biggest ever US tour at Louisiana State University. The tour would take in 45 shows in 26 cities. Guitarist Ronnie Wood joined The Stones on tour for the first time, replacing Mick Taylor.

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June 4th 1975 – The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.

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June 4th 1975 – The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.

...and actress Angelina Jolie was born!

Jerry Brown would later serve another stint as Governor of California, in the 2010s.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/20 at 6:24 am

June 5th 1975, During recording sessions for Wish You Were Here at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, Syd Barrett turned up out of the blue as Pink Floyd were listening to playbacks of Shine On You Crazy Diamond — a song that happened to be about Barrett. By that time, the 29-year-old Barrett had shaved off all of his hair (including his eyebrows), become overweight, and his ex-bandmates did not at first recognise him. Barrett eventually left without saying goodbye, and none of the band members ever saw him again.

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Written By: nally on 06/07/20 at 1:07 pm

June 7th 1975: General Paul Strehlin, former French Air Force Chief of Staff, was run over by a bus in Paris, hours after being revealed to have secretly been on the payroll of the Northrop aircraft manufacturing company. He would die of his injuries fifteen days later. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 4:53 pm

June 21st 1975, Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple to form his own group Rainbow. The group went through many line-up changes with Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Cozy Powell, Roger Glover, and Doogie White all being members.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 06/21/20 at 9:52 pm

June 20, 1975 - Jaws is released in theaters in the United States. It became the first blockbuster as we know it today. Jaws and 1977's Star Wars ushered in the blockbuster tenpole era, which continues to this day.

Based on Peter Benchley's 1974 debut novel, Jaws was a famously troubled production. Shooting at sea made it nearly impossible to film, the film went overbudget, and worse -- the shark wouldn't work. The behind-the-scenes drama is chronicled in Jaws screenwriter and actor Carl Gottlieb's The Jaws Log, and several documentaries including Laurent Bouzereau's 1995 documentary The Making of Jaws, and the 2007 fan-made documentary The Shark is Still Working.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/20 at 9:07 am

June 23rd 1975, During his 'Welcome To My Nightmare' tour in Vancouver, Canada, Alice Cooper fell from the stage and broke six ribs.

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June 29th 1975 – Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.

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July 7th 1975 - Juneau, Alaska, reaches a record high temperature: 90 degrees F.

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July 29th 1975 - OAS (Organization of American States) members voted to lift collective sanctions against Cuba. The U.S. government welcomed the action and announced its intention to open serious discussions with Cuba on normalization.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/20 at 6:40 am

August 16th 1975 – Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam symbolically hands over land to the Gurindji people after the 8-year Wave Hill walk-off, a landmark event in the history of Indigenous land rights in Australia, commemorated in a 1991 song by Paul Kelly and an annual celebration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/20 at 2:11 pm

August 16th 1975, Peter Gabriel announced that he was leaving Genesis. The group auditioned more than 400 singers during the next 18 months before deciding that Phil Collins, who had been the drummer for Genesis since 1970, could front the band.

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August 20th 1975 – Viking program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.

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September 1st 1975 - New York Mets' Tom Seaver is first to strike out 200 in eight consecutive seasons.

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September 22nd 1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by the Secret Service.

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September 24th 1975 – Southwest Face expedition members become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces, instead of using a ridge route.

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Written By: nally on 10/11/20 at 1:21 pm

October 11th 1975, the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live premiered.

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October 22nd 1975 – The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.

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Written By: nally on 10/24/20 at 12:29 am

A couple days late for this...

October 21st 1975, the Boston Red Sox won Game Six of the World Series over the Cincinnati Reds, with Carlton Fisk hitting a walk-off home run for Boston; he "waved it fair":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDFSoDdFxwQ

This gave Boston a 7-6 win in the 12th inning...


...but the Reds won Game Seven the next day.

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Written By: nally on 10/30/20 at 6:38 pm

October 30th 1975: Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain becomes acting head of state, taking over for the country's ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.

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Written By: nally on 11/10/20 at 1:00 pm

November 10th 1975: The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.

Gordon Lightfoot eventually wrote about this in a hit song of his, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald." (In fact, he began work on the track shortly after the incident, and by December was ready to record it. In mid-1976 he released the album on which it appears, and by August the song itself was released as a single.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/20 at 4:14 pm

November 11th 1975 – Australian constitutional crisis of 1975: Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismisses the government of Gough Whitlam, appoints Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister and announces a general election to be held in early December.

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Written By: nally on 11/22/20 at 11:37 am

November 22nd 1975 - Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.

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Written By: nally on 11/29/20 at 11:02 am

November 29th 1975 - In elections in New Zealand, the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Bill Rowling, lost its 55-32 majority in the House of Representatives, with 23 seats going to the National Party, headed by Rob Muldoon. The result was an exact reversal, with the Nationals having the 55-32 control of the House.

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Written By: nally on 12/06/20 at 11:39 am

December 6th 1975 - Four members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army took two people hostage in a house on Balcombe Street in London, surrendering six days later.

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December 10, 1975: Weeks after Morocco took the northern half of the Western Sahara and Mauritania occupied the southern half, the Western Saharan independence group, the Polisario guerillas, began their first attack, striking against Mauritanian troops.

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December 29th 1975 - A bomb planted by unknown perpetrators exploded at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and seriously injuring 74 others.

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Written By: nally on 01/02/21 at 12:34 pm

January 2nd 1976: The Gale of January 1976 begins, resulting in coastal flooding around the southern North Sea coasts, affecting countries from Ireland to Yugoslavia and causing at least 82 deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage. :o

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January 4th 1976 – The Troubles: The Ulster Volunteer Force shoots dead six Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The next day, gunmen would shoot dead ten Protestant civilians nearby in retaliation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/21 at 8:23 am

January 5th 1976 – The Troubles: Gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, allegedly as retaliation for a string of attacks on Catholic civilians in the area by Loyalists, particularly the killing of six Catholics the night before.

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Written By: nally on 01/15/21 at 11:35 pm

January 15th 1976 - Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/21 at 4:49 am

January 21st 1976 – Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.

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Written By: nally on 02/02/21 at 1:11 pm

February 2nd 1976: David Bowie's "Isolar – 1976" Tour, commonly called the "Thin White Duke Tour", opens at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada.

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February 4th 1976 - The 1976 Guatemala Earthquake occurs, with a Richter magnitude of 7.5, causing widespread damage in not only Guatemala but in Honduras as well; the death toll was about 22,000.

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Written By: nally on 02/19/21 at 2:10 pm

February 19th 1976 - Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald Ford's Proclamation 4417.

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