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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 07:59 PM
April 12 1981 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia (John Young, Robert Crippen) launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14.

I remember years ago I received a birthday card that was designed to look like a newspaper with lots of events that happened the year I was born, I found it quite interesting and just remember it today.

Any way I was looking around the net for events that happened the year I was born and wondered if there was anything conspiracy related that happened.

Here are some of the things I found from wikipidia:

January – The subterranean Sarawak chamber is discovered in Borneo.

January 4 – Sheffield police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a 34-year-old lorry driver, on suspicion of being the Yorkshire Ripper who has killed 13 women and attacked 7 others over the last 6 years.

January 16 – Protestant gunmen shoot and wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.

January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.

January 20 – Ronald Reagan succeeds Jimmy Carter, as the 40th President of the United States. Minutes later, Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days, ending the Iran hostage crisis.

January 23 – An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.

February 24 – A powerful, magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Athens, killing 16 people, injuring thousands and destroying several buildings, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.

March 10 – Sir Geoffrey Howe announces the British budget, which raises taxes in the middle of a recession.

March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic Lodge is discovered.

March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a test of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

March 30 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.

April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia (John Young, Robert Crippen) launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14.

May 13 – Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter's Square in Vatican City to address a general audience.

May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.

May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the Yorkshire Ripper. He is sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder.

May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.

June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (the first recognized cases of AIDS).

June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor.

July 7 – President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O'Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.

July 27 – Adam Walsh, 6, is kidnapped from a Sears store in Hollywood, Florida.

July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watched the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

August 5 – Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.

August 10 – Exactly 2 weeks after his disappearance, the severed head of 6-year-old Hollywood, Florida native Adam Walsh is found in a canal in Vero Beach, Florida; to this day the rest of the boy's body has never been recovered.

August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, after being convicted of murdering John Lennon in Manhattan 8 months earlier.

September 26 – The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.

November 29 – Hollywood actress Natalie Wood drowns, aged 43. To this day the details leading up to her death remain a mystery.

December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

I find it cool seeing things I have an interest in and not realising they began on the very year I was born, I didn't realise the Space Shuttle Columbia launched the year I was born neither that the first test tube baby was born as-well, so I though it would be cool for other ATS'ers to share conspiracy related (or near enough related) things that happened the year they were born, who knows? we might uncover a terrifying secret linking all of us on this site!
or if not it might be a bit of fun.

I also thought it would be a good idea to paste the most shocking or interesting one at the top of your post like I put the one about the space shuttle so other members could easily scroll through and see them.

Oh and before I forget I got my info from wikipedia just type the year you were born and it should bring up a page dedicated to it.

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:32 PM
I haven't looked extensively into the year I was born, but one big event did happen - JFK was assassinated. He wanted to end the Federal Reserve and spoke against "secret societies". The NWO therefore couldn't have that and did him in.

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:46 PM
December 25, 1983 -Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
Jan 7th - Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
Jan 15th - Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
Jan 17th - Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
Jan 19th - Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
Jan 23rd - Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
Feb 1st - USSR performs underground nuclear test
Feb 9th - Belgium buys 44 F-16s
Feb 16th - The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia's worst ever fires.
Feb 17th - Netherlands adopts constitution
Feb 20th - Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
Mar 8th - House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR
Mar 8th - IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
Mar 14th - OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
Mar 23rd - US president Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars"-plan (SDI)
Mar 26th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Apr 10th - Jordan king Hussein ceases negotiations with PLO
Apr 11th - NASA launches RCA-F
Apr 20th - Pres Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security
May 2nd - 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga Calif
May 11th - Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth
May 16th - Lebanese parliament accept peace accord with Israel
May 16th - Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government
May 19th - NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 506
May 26th - Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
May 26th - NASA launches Exosat
Jun 12th - Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
Jun 13th - Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
Jun 18th - 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st US woman
Jul 5th - France invades Algeria
Jul 22nd - -128.6°F (-89.2°C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
Jul 28th - NASA launches Telstar-3A
Aug 2nd - STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
Aug 4th - Revolution in Burkina
Aug 8th - Military coup in Guatemala, Pres Rios Montt flees
Sep 5th - 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
Sep 8th - NASA launches RCA-6
Oct 11th - Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
Oct 20th - IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
Oct 23rd - Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut
Nov 4th - Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
Nov 10th - Federal government shut down
Nov 11th - 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
Nov 25th - World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England
Nov 26th - Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
Dec 8th - 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-lands at Edwards AFB
Dec 17th - The IRA bombs Harrods Department Store in London, killing six people.

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:48 PM
1968 was a busy year.
January 10
The 10,000 US airplane is lost over Vietnam.
April 4
Martin Luther King dies.
June 4/5
Senator Kennedy dies.
August 8
At their Party convention in Miami Beach the Republicans nominate Richard Milhouse Nixon to be their presidential candidate. The next day Nixon will appoint Spiro Agnew of Maryland as his running mate. Nixon has been challenged in his campaign by Nelson Rockefeller of New York, and Ronald Reagan of California.
September 7
Women's Liberation groups, joined by members of New York NOW, target the Miss America Beauty Contest in Atlantic City.
October 11
Apollo 7 is launched from Florida for an eleven day journey which will orbit the Earth 163 times
October 20
Jacqueline Kennedy is married to Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping magnate on the private island of Skorpios
October 31
President Johnson announces a total halt to US bombing in North Vietnam.
November 14
National Turn in Your Draft Card Day is observed with rallies and protests on college campuses throughout the country.
December 21
The launch of Apollo 8 begins the first US mission to orbit the Moon.

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:54 PM
reply to post by roughycannon

The year i was born...

Dirt was discovered..

The first leaf fell..

sunshine hits the earth for the first time..

water becomes wet..

air becomes..well..air...

jeez..i'm old...

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:56 PM
reply to post by baddmove

hey u must know my dad

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 09:00 PM
Dec 8 1982

- Demanding an end to nuclear weapons, Norman Mayer, held Wash Monument hostage. After 10 hrs, police kill him, he had no explosives.

1982 – In Suriname, several opponents of the military government are killed- Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered
- Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered
- Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered
- Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered
- Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered
- Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
- Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered
- Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered

Historical Stuff:
On December 8, 1765 – Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts.

On December 8, 1854 – Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. The theory holds that Mary, mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment she was conceived.
On December 8, 1886 – At a convention of union leaders in Columbus, OH, the American Federation of Labor was founded.

On December 8, 1941 – The United States entered World War II when it declared war against Japan. The act came one day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared war on Japan.

On December 8, 1987 – U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a treaty agreeing to destroy their nations’ arsenals of intermediate-range nuclear missiles.

On December 8, 1993 – U.S. President Clinton signed into law the North American Free Trade Agreement.

On December 8, 1998 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police could not search a person or their cars after ticketing for a routine traffic violation.

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 09:13 PM
Great post Roughy...

1962 --

The United States Navy SEALs are activated. SEAL Team One is commissioned in the Pacific Fleet and SEAL Team Two in the Atlantic Fleet.

The Beatles have their first and only audition for Decca Records.

January 3 – Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.

January 22 – The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.

January 26 – Ranger 3 is launched to study the Moon; it later misses the Moon by 22,000 miles.

February 3 – The United States embargo against Cuba is announced.

February 7 - The United States Government bans all U.S.-related Cuban imports and exports.

February 10 – Captured American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in Berlin.

February 20 – Project Mercury: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth, three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes.

Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single NBA basketball game.

April 26 – The Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.

May 24 – Project Mercury: Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth 3 times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.

June 1 – Adolf Eichmann is executed in Israel.

June 11 -- Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only apparently successful escapees from the Alcatraz Island prison. There is no conclusive evidence that they survived the attempt.

June 25 - Engel v. Vitale: The United States Supreme Court rules that mandatory prayers in public schools are unconstitutional.

July 5 – Algeria becomes independent from France.

July 10 – AT&T's Telstar, the world's first commercial communications satellite, is launched into orbit, and activated the next day.

July 12 – The Rolling Stones make their debut at London's Marquee Club, Number 165 Oxford Street, opening for Long John Baldry.

July 22 – Mariner program: The Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.

July 23 - Telstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal.

August 5 – Marilyn Monroe Dies from an overdose of Sleeping pills and Chloral hydrate, officially ruled a "Probable Suicide". However, the exact cause of her death has been disputed.

August 5 – The South African government arrests Nelson Mandela in Howick, and charges him with incitement to rebellion.

August 6 – Jamaica becomes independent.

August 10 – Marvel Comics publishes Amazing Fantasy#15, which features the first published appearance of the superhero character of Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

August 16 - Beatles drummer Pete Best is fired and replaced by Ringo Starr.

August 17 – East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter, as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin.

August 22 – A failed assassination attempt is made against French President Charles De Gaulle.

August 27 – NASA launches the Mariner 2 space probe.

September 12 – President John F. Kennedy, at a speech at Rice University, reaffirms that the U.S. will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

September 21 - A border conflict between China and India erupts into fighting.

New Musical Express, a British music magazine, publishes a story about two 13-year-old schoolgirls, Sue and Mary, releasing a disc on Decca and adds "A Liverpool group, The Beatles, have recorded 'Love Me Do' for Parlophone Records, set for October 5 release."

October 1 - The first black student, James Meredith, registers at the University of Mississippi, escorted by Federal Marshals.
Johnny Carson takes over as permanent host of NBC's Tonight Show, a post he would hold for 30 years.

October 5 - Dr. No, the first James Bond film, premieres in UK theaters.

The Beatles release their first single for EMI, Love Me Do.

October 10 - The Sino-Indian War, a border dispute involving two of the world's largest nations (India and the People's Republic of China), begins.

October 14 – Cuban Missile Crisis begins: A U-2 flight over Cuba takes photos of Soviet nuclear weapons being installed. A stand-off then ensues the next day between the United States and the Soviet Union, threatening the world with nuclear war.

November 3 – The term "personal computer" is first mentioned by the media.

November 7 – Richard M. Nixon loses the California governor's race. In his concession speech, he states that this is his "last press conference" and that "you won't have Dick Nixon to kick around any more".

November 29 – An agreement is signed between Britain and France to develop the Concorde supersonic airliner.

December 11 - The last execution by hanging in Canada takes place.

December 14 - U.S. spacecraft Mariner 2 flies by Venus, becoming the first probe to successfully transmit data from another planet.

Busy Year...1962


posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:56 PM
Umm, Dec 5 '61


I now need to adjust my tin foil hat,
And look for what they are suppressing.

I doubt it was a peaceful day,
but those 3 guys who visited were uber generous!

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:59 PM
I did a search, but I didn't find anything very outlandish or weird...except this:

August 29 is my birthday.
It's also the first day of of Thoth, Thoth is an Egyptian Deity, and I guess means the first month of the Egyptians' calendar.
I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but my last name is Giza.

Anyone think there's something more to this?
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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:00 AM

Originally posted by CitizenNum287119327
Umm, Dec 5 '61


I now need to adjust my tin foil hat,
And look for what they are suppressing.

I doubt it was a peaceful day,
but those 3 guys who visited were uber generous!

Your meant to just search the year not the exact date...

Loads of crazy stuff happened the year you were born.... Infact lots of groundbreaking things happened in 1961 just read through these

January 20 – John F. Kennedy succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as the 35th President of the United States of America.

January 31 – Ham the Chimp, a 37-pound (17-kg) male, is rocketed into space aboard Mercury-Redstone 2, in a test of the Project Mercury capsule, designed to carry United States astronauts into space.

February 1 – The United States launches its first test of the Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile.

February 9 – The Beatles perform for the first time at the Cavern Club.

February 14 – Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized in Berkeley, California.

May 25 – Apollo program: President Kennedy announces before a special joint session of Congress his goal to put a man on the Moon before the end of the decade.

June 4 – Vienna summit: John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev meet during 2 days in Vienna. They discuss nuclear tests, disarmament and Germany.

July 1 – Diana, Princess of Wales is born in Sandringham, Norfolk, England, to her parents: Frances Spencer, Viscountess Althorp and John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (later the 8th Earl Spencer).

July 21 – Mercury program: Gus Grissom, piloting the Mercury-Redstone 4 capsule Liberty Bell 7, becomes the second American to go into space (sub-orbital). Upon splashdown, the hatch prematurely opens, and the capsule sinks (it is recovered in 1999).

August 6 – Vostok 2: Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov becomes the second human in space for more than one day.

August 13 – Construction of the Berlin Wall begins, restricting movement between East Berlin and West Berlin and forming a clear boundary between West Germany and East Germany, Western Europe and Eastern Europe.

October 10 – A volcanic eruption on Tristan da Cunha causes the whole population to be evacuated.

October 12 – The death penalty is abolished in New Zealand.

November 1 – The Fantastic Four #1 comic debuts, launching the Marvel Universe and revolutionizing the American comic book industry.

November 9 – Neil Armstrong records a world record speed in a rocket plane of 6,587 km/h flying a X-15.

December 1 – Netherlands New Guinea raises the new Morning Star flag and changes its name to West Papua.

December 11 The Vietnam War officially begins, as the first American helicopters arrive in Saigon along with 400 U.S. personnel.

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 08:07 AM
S+F,Great idea for a thread!!!!


January 10 -- The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations

January 24 – The Apple Macintosh is introduced.

February 11 – STS-41-B: Space Shuttle Challenger makes the first shuttle landing at the Kennedy Space Center.

March 5 – Iran accuses Iraq of using chemical weapons; the United Nations condemns their use on March 30.

March 14 – Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams and 3 others are seriously injured in a gun attack by the UVF.

March 16 – The CIA station chief in Beirut, William Francis Buckley, is kidnapped by Islamic Jihad and later dies in captivity.

April 17 – WPC Yvonne Fletcher is shot and killed by a secluded gunman leading to a police siege of the Libyan Embassy in London.

May 31 – Mecklenburg Correctional Center - 6 inmates - including James and Linwood Briley escape from a death row facility, the first and only occasion this has ever happened in the US.

June 6 – Indian troops storm the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the Sikhs' holiest shrine, killing an estimated 2,000 people.

June 8 – A deadly F5 tornado nearly destroys the town of Barneveld, Wisconsin, killing 9 people, injuring nearly 200, and causing over $25,000,000 in damage.

July 18 -- In San Ysidro, California, 41-year-old James Oliver Huberty sprays a McDonald's restaurant with gunfire, killing 21 people before being shot and killed.

September 20 – Hezbollah car-bombs the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 22 people.

September 26 – The United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China sign the initial agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997.

October 12 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the British Cabinet in the Brighton hotel bombing.

October 31 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her 2 Sikh security guards. Anti-Sikh riots break out. Rajiv Gandhi becomes prime minister of India

December 3 -- Bhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, kills more than 8,000 people outright and injures over half a million (with more later dying from their injuries the death toll is now 23,000+) in the worst industrial disaster in history

December 4 – Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane and kill 4 passengers.


Famine in Ethiopia begins and kills a million people by the end of 1984. (1984 Famine in Ethiopia).

Crack, a smokeable form of coc aine, is first introduced into the Los Angeles area and soon spreads across the United States in what becomes known as the Crack Epidemic.

And Now for some good news:

Brothels are legalized in Victoria

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 08:12 AM
I didn't do the whole year I was born, but I did my birthday and found this ummm funfact:

On the night of July 14, 1966, eight student nurses are brutally murdered by Richard Speck at their group residence in Chicago, Illinois. Speck threatened the women with both a gun and a knife, tying each of them up while robbing their townhouse. Over the next several hours, Speck stabbed and strangled each of the young women throughout various rooms of the place. One young woman, Corazon Amurao, managed to escape with her life by hiding under a bed; Speck had lost count of his victims.


If the rest of my birth year was that auspicious, then I am glad I only searched the one day.


posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 06:42 PM
November 1969

Two major events that I find awesome in the year 1969.

Jan 1st - Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee

Jan 3rd - John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 06:50 PM
reply to post by Hefficide

With all the bad things going on in world Heff.

You make this a better place. Send forth the angels to cleanse this earth.

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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 05:25 AM
April 19th 1979

Nothing happened that day although ,1979 was a busy year.


UFOs on the other hand were pretty busy that day

UFO sightings 1979

19 April 1979 - Talisay, Philippines - A cigar-shaped object was observed. One cigar-shaped object was observed. Explanation: Re-entry.
19 April 1979 - Bacolod, Philippines - A cigar-shaped object was observed. One cigar-shaped object was observed. Explanation: Re-entry.
19 April 1979 - Magalona, Philippines - A cigar-shaped object was observed. One cigar-shaped object was observed. Explanation: Re-entry.
19 April 1979 08:00 - Iligan, Philippines - National Steel Corp Employees incident.
19 April 1979 23:30 - Croy N, UK - Two witnesses run from car when Nocturnal light passes over. Abnormal silence: they can't hear car engine or door slam.

posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 05:45 AM
Oct 6th 1975

January * January o Altair 8800 is released, sparking the microcomputer revolution. o Volkswagen introduces the Golf, its new front-wheel-drive economy car, in the United States and Canada as the Volkswagen Rabbit. * January 1 o Watergate scandal: John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up. o Work is abandoned on the British end of the Channel Tunnel. o Malawi changes its capital city from Zomba to Lilongwe. * January 2 o The United States Patent and Trademark Office is renamed U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. o The Federal Rules of Evidence are approved by the United States Congress. * January 5 – The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people. * January 6 o Wheel of Fortune premieres on NBC. o AM America makes its television debut on ABC. * January 7 – OPEC agrees to raise crude oil prices by 10%. * January 8 o Ella Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first female U.S. governor who did not succeed her husband. o U.S. President Gerald Ford appoints Vice President Nelson Rockefeller to head a special commission looking into alleged domestic abuses by the CIA. * January 10 – Japanese soldier Teruo Nakamura surrenders on the Indonesian island of Morota. * January 12 – Super Bowl IX: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Minnesota Vikings 16–6 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. * January 14 – Heiress Lesley Whittle, 17, is kidnapped from her home in Shropshire, England by Donald Neilson. * January 15 o International Women's Year is launched in Britain by Princess Alexandra[disambiguation needed] and Barbara Castle. o Portugal grants independence to Angola. * January 18 – Atomic Energy Commission divided between ERDA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. * January 19 o Earthquake strikes Himachal Pradesh, India o The United States Energy Research and Development Administration is founded, in response to the 1973 oil crisis. * January 20 o In Hanoi, North Vietnam, the Politburo approves the final military offensive against South Vietnam. o Michael Ovitz founds the Creative Artists Agency. * January 27 o Immaculata University defeats the University of Maryland 85-63 in the first nationally televised women's basketball game in the United States. * January 29 – The Weather Underground bombs the U.S. State Department main office in Washington, D.C..

posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:53 PM

Originally posted by baddmove
The year i was born...

Dirt was discovered..

The first leaf fell..

sunshine hits the earth for the first time..

water becomes wet..

air becomes..well..air...

jeez..i'm old...

I may have you beat. Did cars only come in black? Only thing I found which is so prophetic it is scary about my birth year: Jan 14th - Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"

Heck, I've got a pair of loafers older than most of you. But I can still dance.

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