Events During 1971-1974

Events that happened From 1971-1974

Sophomore through Senior Years for

Olympia High School Class of 1974

1971 Major News Events

  •  The Voting Age in the United States is lowered to 18 yrs old when the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified
  • Border battles between India and Pakistan erupt into full-scale war
  • The Walt Disney World Theme Park is opened in Florida
  • The Soviet Union launches the first space station, Salyut 1, into low Earth orbit
  • A new stock market index called the NASDAQ debuts
  • Decimalisation in United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to decimal currency.
  • The US table tennis team visits to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) known as “Ping Pong Diplomacy”

1972 Major News Events 

  • 11 Israel Athletes murdered by Arab Gunman at Munich Olympics
  • 5 White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee the start of the Watergate Scandal.
  • The United States and Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty
  • NASA’s Space Shuttle Program is officially launched
  • Bloody Friday 22 bombs explode in Belfast Ireland
  • Antiwar demonstrations draw 100,000 demonstrators in US cities
  • The Dow Jones closes above 1000 for the first time in history

1973 Major News Events

  • The United States ends its involvement in the Vietnam War
  • OPEC oil to increase by 200%
  • Secretariat becomes the first horse since Citation in 1948 to win the Triple Crown
  • Alaska Oil Pipeline bill is passed to allow construction of a pipeline to access oil from the North Slope of Alaska
  • Supreme Court of the United States rules on Roe v. Wade.
  • Sydney Opera House is opened
  • UK inflation rate running at 8.4% and the US running at 6.16%

1974 Major News Events

  • IRA begins bombing campaign on mainland Britain
  • Richard Nixon becomes the first US president forced to resign after the Watergate Scandal
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • Stephen King, a 26-year-old author, published his debut novel “Carrie,”
  • President Gerald Ford gives unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon
  • Lucy an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old is discovered in Africa
  • 55 MPH Speed Limit imposed to preserve gas usage US wide
  • Sears Tower in Chicago becomes the worlds tallest building
  • The Global Recession Deepens

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *