1970s Timeline of Events

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01
of 10
1970

Aswan Dam
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02
of 10
1971

London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, AZ
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  • London Bridge Brought to the U.S.
  • United Kingdom Changes to Decimal System for Currency
  • VCRs Introduced

03
of 10
1972

Munich Olympics Attack
Flags fly at half-staff behind the Olympic torch during memorial services for the 11 dead Israeli athletes. Bettmann / Contributor / Getty Images

04
of 10
1973

Sears Tower
Chicago History Museum / Contributor /Getty Images

05
of 10
1974

Terracotta Army
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  • Halie Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, Deposed
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov Defects
  • Patty Hearst Kidnapped
  • Serial Killer Ted Bundy Begins His Killing Spree
  • Terracotta Army Discovered in China
  • U.S. President Nixon Resigns

06
of 10
1975

SNL
Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman in "The Coneheads" skit on Saturday Night Live, 1975. Warner Bros. / Getty Images

07
of 10
1976

Apple I computer
The first Apple computer, the "Apple I," was built in 1976. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

08
of 10
1977

Star Wars
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  • Elvis Found Dead
  • Miniseries Roots Airs
  • South African Anti-Apartheid Leader Steve Biko Tortured to Death
  • Star Wars Movie Released
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Finished

09
of 10
1978

Jonestown Massacre
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10
of 10
1979

Mother Theresa
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