1970-1979
1970

Circa 1970 — The Caspian Tiger becomes extinct. Nearly exterminated by the Russian government in the early 20th century whiel the last of its population succumbed to deforestation and hunting.

By 1970, over 100 million American elms succumb to Dutch Elm disease in the United States, many of them dating from the 1700s. Efforts were wasted in frantic "cut and burn" campaigns. With no programs to save the American elm, it was up to private citizens to prevent this great tree from going the way of the chestnut.

Students Sandra Scheuer, Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause and William Schroeder are slain
by Ohio State National Guardsmen at Ohio State University.

Kent State Shootings May 4, 1970

Kent State Shootings documentary video 2:50

Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin

John Henry - Mississippi Fred McDowell 2:57

Goin Down to the River - Mississippi Fred McDowell 2:50

The Circle Game - Joni Mitchell 5m

May 31 - Major earthquake hits Peru killing 66,794 throughout the country. The town of Yungay gets the worst when a peak from Mt. Huarscaran falls into the lake above the town, tipping the lake over onto the village and killing 20,000 under water and earth and rock in 3 minutes.

August 25 Sterling Hall Bombing (PDF)

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Chanson à répondre - Soirée Canadienne 4:05

You're Something Special to Me - The Shaggs

Space Oddity (live) - David Bowie

February 18 Arrest (PDF)


1971

 The Last Whole Earth Catalog is issued, a collaborative effort featuring tools to access

Heart of Gold - Neil Young live

Tiny Dancer Elton John live

Riders on The Storm - The Doors 7:06

Here Comes The Sun - George Harrison live 3:27

Creature Features intro2:30 2ndary source

Country Roads - John Denver 3:14 larger screen

The Egg McMuffin sandwich is test marketed in the US as McDonald's first breakfast menu item.

7Up The Uncola

"All in the Family" debuts

1972

World Trade Center completed

John Wayne Gacy Jr. (March 17, 1942 - May 10, 1994), also known as The Killer Clown, was an American serial killer. He was convicted and later executed for the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men, 29 of whom he buried in a crawl space under the floor of his house, while others were found in nearby rivers, between 1972 and his arrest in 1978. He became notorious as the "Killer Clown" because of the many block parties he threw for his friends and neighbors, entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup, under the name of "Pogo the Clown."

Nixon visits China

"The Godfather"

Terrorists interupt Olympic Games in Munich

The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff 3:35

Águas de Março - Elis Regina com Tom Jobim 3:49 (Brasil) year? larger screen

1973

Abortion is legalized in the US

Nobel Peace Prize: Kissenger & LDT for ending War in Vietnam

"Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon

On Thursday, January 11, 1973, the first broadcast of An American Family changed television history forever. A 12-hour documentary series on PBS, An American Family chronicled seven months in the day-to-day lives of the William C. Loud family of Santa Barbara, California. An audience of ten million viewers watched in fascination the unfolding real-life drama of Bill and Pat Loud, and their five children, Lance, Kevin, Grant, Delilah and Michele.

1974

January 4, 1974 - Ted Bundy begins a rampage of serial killings

April 15, 1974 9.40 am Hibernia bank robberry in San Francisco by Sybionese Liberation Army featuring Patricia Hearst

If you showed up on July 6, 1974, at the Janet Wallace Auditorium at Macalester College in Saint Paul and plunked down your $1 admission (50 cents for kids) to attend the very first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, you were in select company. There were about 12 people in the audience.

Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run putting Babe Ruth behind him.

Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman

Film: "Chinatown"

Lucy the fossil hominid is discovered.

Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground live in Paris 7:06

Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed 4:37 live Brussels, Belgium

July 8 The Supreme Court hears arguments in United States vs. Nixon 3:10:00

July 24 the Supreme Court decides United States vs. Nixon. The question: Is the President's right to safeguard certain information, using his "executive privilege" confidentiality power, entirely immune from judicial review? The Court decides 8-0 that neither the doctrine of separation of powers, nor the generalized need for confidentiality of high-level communications, without more, can sustain an absolute, unqualified, presidential privilege. The Court granted that there was a limited executive privilege in areas of military or diplomatic affairs, but gave preference to "the fundamental demands of due process of law in the fair administration of justice." Therefore, the president must obey the subpoena and produce the tapes and documents. The Opinion Announcement of the Court 16:49

The Supreme Court decision forces Nixon to release the tapes.

Aug 8 - Nixon resigns (outtakes)

Transcript of Ford's speech

September 8, one month after President Richard Nixon resigned the presidency amid the Watergate scandal, his successor, President Gerald R. Ford, announced his decision to grant Nixon a full pardon for any crimes he may have committed while in office. Page 1 of the PardonPage 2 of the Pardon


1975

1975 - Ocean Parkway Bike Path designated as a scenic landmark to prevent any further compromise to the historic design.

TV: "Saturday Night Live" debuts

1975: Book: "Humboldt's Gift" by Saul Bellow

1975: Film: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Intro - Rocky Horror Picture Show 4:42

The Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show 4:14

Sweet Transvestite - Rocky Horror Picture Show 3:50

27 year old, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme attempts to assassinate President Gerald Ford.


Old Man 3:31


1976

At 3:42 a.m. on July 28, 1976, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the sleeping city of Tangshan, in northeastern China. The very large earthquake, striking an area where it was totally unexpected, obliterated the city of Tangshan and killed over 240,000 people - making it the deadliest earthquake of the twentieth century.

1976 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address by Barbara Charline Jordan audio

The Helter Skelter Murders 1/9 9:36

Blitzkrieg Bop

Rock n' Roll High School (1979)

I Wanna be Sedated

I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio

California Sun

Teenage Lobotomy

The KKK Took My Baby Away

Spiderman

It's Not My Place (in the 9 to 5 world)

Commando, Spiderman, Rockaway Beach

Elton John Improvision

Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult live

Elected - Alice Cooper 3:42

1977

McDonald's breakfast menu introduced nationally in America.

"Roots"

"Star Wars"

1978

Invention of the Year: Test tube babies. The world's first test-tube baby Louise Brown was born, thanks to in vitro fertilisation, researched by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards in Britain.

Nobel Peace Prize: Begin (Israel) + Sadat (Egypt). (Both whom are responsible for more war than than the average jamoke!)

Bicycling becomes more popular because of environmental awareness (the first Earth Day was in 1970), the oil embargo, and resulting fuel shortages. In 1978, more bikes than cars are sold in the US.

1979

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants students stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took approximately seventy Americans captive. The students were supported by Iran's post-revolutionary regime that was in the midst of solidifying power and objected to U.S. influence in Iran and its support of the recently fallen Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who had been installed by a CIA funded coup in 1953.

Accident at the 3-Mile Island nuclear power plant

Nobel Peace Prize: Mother Teresa

Somoza overthrown in Nicaragua

"Apocalypse Now"