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- September -- New York state troopers storm and retake Attica
Prison; 10 hostages and 30 convicts die.
- October -- The United Nations recognizes the Beijing-based
Communist government as the legitimate government of China.
- November -- Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachutes out of a 727 with
$200,000 and is never heard from again.
- December -- The United Nations chooses Kurt Waldheim as
- February -- Richard Nixon becomes the first U.S. President to
- April -- Intel introduces the 8008 chip, the first commercial
8-bit microprocessor. It runs at 200 KHz and accesses 16KB of memory.
- May -- Presidential candidate George Wallace is shot while
campaigning in Maryland.
- June -- Five burglars are arrested after breaking into the
Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, DC.
- November -- Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew win re-election over
George McGovern and R. Sargent Shriver.
- January -- The U.S. and North Vietnam agree to a ceasefire.
- February -- North Vietnam hands over the first U.S. prisoners of war.
- March -- The U.S. withdraws all of its troops from Vietnam.
- April -- Beatles retrospective albums -- The Beatles
1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970 -- are released.
- May -- The Senate Watergate hearings begin.
- June -- Secretariat becomes the first horse since 1948 to win
the Triple Crown.
- July -- The White House admits that virtually all Oval Office
meetings have been taped.
- August -- Henry Kissinger is named U.S. Secretary of State.
- September -- The Williams school year begins with John Chandler
as President, replacing John Sawyer who went on to become President of the Mellon
- October -- U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns. His
daughter Kim, a freshman at Williams, throws a party to celebrate.
- December -- Confirmed by the Senate, Gerald Ford becomes the
first unelected Vice President of the U.S.
- February -- The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) abducts
publishing heiress Patty Hearst, a prep school classmate of Carol Caton '75 and Cathy
Plough Gale '75.
- March -- OPEC ends its oil embargo against the United States.
- April -- Henry "Hank" Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's record
of 714 home runs.
- July -- Turkey invades Cypress.
- August -- Gerald Ford becomes U.S. President following the
resignation of President Richard Nixon.
- September -- The United States establishes diplomatic relations
with East Germany.
- October -- U.S. President Gerald Ford pardons Richard Nixon.
- December -- Nelson Rockefeller becomes the second unelected U.S.
- January -- Watergate figures John Dean, Herbert Kalmbach, and
Jeb Stuart Magruder (Williams '58) are released from prison.
- February -- Margaret Thatcher is elected head of the
Conservative Party in the U.K.
- April -- South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam, ending the
- May -- Paul Allen joins MITS, the company that created the
Altair personal computer, as software director. In July, Bill Gates and Paul Allen
found Micro-Soft, initially based in Albuquerque, NM.
- June -- Egypt reopens the Suez Canal, which had been closed
since the end of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
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