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Population: 3.860 billion
population by decade
•President Nixon makes unprecedented eight-day visit to Communist China and meets with Mao Zedong (Feb. 17).
•Britain takes over direct rule of Northern Ireland in bid for peace (March 24).
•Eleven Israeli athletes at Olympic Games in Munich are killed after eight members of an Arab terrorist group invades Olympic Village; five guerrillas and one policeman are also killed (Sept. 5).
•Nixon orders "Christmas bombing" of North Vietnam (Dec.). Background: Vietnam War
President: Richard M. Nixon
Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew
Life expectancy: 71.2 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 39.6
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 35.6
More U.S. Statistics... •Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama is shot by Arthur H. Bremer at Laurel, Md., political rally (May 15).
•Five men are apprehended by police in attempt to bug Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Watergate complex—start of the Watergate scandal (June 17).
•US Supreme Court rules that death penalty is unconstitutional (June 29).
US GDP (1998 dollars): $1,237.30 billion
Federal spending: $230.68 billion
Federal debt: $435.9 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $9,697
Consumer Price Index: 41.8
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.08
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Stanford Moore, and William Howard Stein (all US), for pioneering studies in enzymes
Physics: John Bardeen, Leon N. Cooper, and John Robert Schrieffer (all US), for theory of superconductivity, where electrical resistance in certain metals vanishes above absolute zero temperature
Physiology or Medicine: Gerald M. Edelman (US), and Rodney R. Porter (UK), for research on the chemical structure and nature of antibodies
•CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scanning is developed in England.
•The compact disk is developed by RCA (US).
•The antidepressant Prozac (fluoxetine) is developed by Bryan B. Malloy (Scotland) and Klaus K. Schmiegel (US). Background: Health & Nutrition
•The video disk is introduced by Philips Company (Netherlands).
•Electronic mail is introduced. Queen Elizabeth will send her first email in 1976. Background: Computers and Internet
•Apollo XVII, the last manned moon landing to date, returns to Earth with 250 pounds of lunar samples. Background: US Staffed Space Flights
•J. Edgar Hoover
•Harry S. Truman
Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
reply to post by doobydoll
Nice, happy birthday Dooby. That would certainly explain your smartness and quick wit.
Vvvedit on 14-3-2011 by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep because: (no reason given)