1969 - Nixon Inauguration

The first inauguration of Richard Nixon as the 37th President of the United States was held on January 20, 1969
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Nixon Inauguration...

The first inauguration of Richard Nixon as the 37th President of the United States was held on January 20, 1969. The inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of Richard Nixon as President and Spiro Agnew as Vice President. Chief Justice Earl Warren administered the Oath of office to Nixon, and Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen administered the oath to Spiro Agnew as Vice President.

1970 - Diana Ross & The Supremes

Diana Ross & The Supremes perform their farewell live concert
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Diana Ross & The Supremes...

Diana Ross & The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, and Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at the end of the last show.

1971 - Vietnam War Protest

People Protest the Vietnam War in San Francisco
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Vietnam War Protest...

Five hundred thousand people in Washington, DC and 125,000 in San Francisco march in protest against the Vietnam War.[

1972 - NASA's Mariner 9 sends pictures from mars

The first space probe to orbit another planet, successfully sent pictures of Mars' surface.
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NASA's Mariner 9 sends pictures from mars...

Launched in May 1971, the Mariner raced the Soviet Mars 2 and Mars 3 which landed on Mars less than a month later. Months of dust storms made it difficult to send clear pictures back to Earth, but eventually NASA received clear pictures of the surface of Mars.

1973 - Former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson died.

Former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson dies at his Stonewall, Texas ranch.
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Former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson died....

Former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson dies at his Stonewall, Texas ranch, leaving no former U.S. President living until the resignation of Richard M. Nixon in 1974.

1974 - Watergate Scandal

Watergate scandal: Seven former White House officials are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
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Watergate Scandal...

Watergate scandal: Seven former White House officials are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

1975 - Stanley Cup.

The Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup.
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Stanley Cup....

1976 - Microsoft

Microsoft is officially registered with the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Mexico.
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Microsoft ...

Microsoft is officially registered with the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Mexico.

1977 - First woman Episcopal priest ordained (Jan. 1).

First woman Episcopal priest ordained
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First woman Episcopal priest ordained (Jan. 1).

1978 - Copyright Act of 1976

January 1 – The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law.
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1979 - Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to families of dead and injured in Kent State University shootings (Jan. 4).

Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to families of dead and injured in Kent State University shootings
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Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to families of dead and injured in Kent State University shootings (Jan. 4).

1980 - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is released.
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is released.

1981 - Space Shuttle in Columbia Launching

The shuttle being launched carried the astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen.
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Space Shuttle in Columbia Launching...

1982 - Ronald Reagan becomes 40th President

Ronald Reagan is formally inducted as the 40th president of the United States
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Ronald Reagan becomes 40th President...

1983 - Return Of The Jedi hits theaters

The film is set one year after The Empire Strikes Back
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Return Of The Jedi hits theaters...

The film stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and David Prowse. The film grossed over $475 million worldwide. Several home video and theatrical releases and revisions to the film followed over the next 20 years. -wiki

1985 - 73, takes oath for second term as 40th President (Jan. 20).

73, takes oath for second term as 40th President
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73, takes oath for second term as 40th President (Jan. 20).

1986 - Platoon

The movie known as "Platoon" is released.
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Platoon...

The movie known as "Platoon" is released.

1987 - 1987 - Aretha Franklin

January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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1987 - Aretha Franklin...

1988 - House of Representatives rejects Reagan's request

The House of Representatives rejects President Ronald Reagan's request for $36.25 million to support the Nicaraguan Contras
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House of Representatives rejects Reagan's request...

February 3 – The Democratic-controlled United States House of Representatives rejects President Ronald Reagan's request for $36.25 million to support the Nicaraguan Contras

1989 - James Baker

January 20: James Baker becomes 61st Secretary of State.
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James Baker...

January 20: James Baker becomes 61st Secretary of State.

1990 - Violeta Chamorro first Nicaraguan president

Violeta Barrios de Chamorro first Nicaraguan president
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Violeta Chamorro first Nicaraguan president...

Violeta Barrios de Chamorro first Nicaraguan president.. She was elected president in an upset victory (1990), becoming the first woman to govern a Central American nation. In office, she instituted a program of national reconciliation, brought an end to the U.S.-backed Contra war, and ended Sandinista control of the military.

1991 - First Attempt at curing cancer occurs

Gene therapy is used
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First Attempt at curing cancer occurs...

The first attempt to cure cancer by gene therapy takes place at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

1992 - U.S. President addresses Australian Parliament.

First time U.S. President Addresses the Australian Parliament.
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U.S. President addresses Australian Parliament....

George H. W. Bush becomes the first U.S. President to address the Australian Parliament.

1994 - Bill Clinton gave his first State of the Union Address

Called for health care reform, a ban on assault weapons, and welfare reform.
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Bill Clinton gave his first State of the Union Address...

"In a State of the Union Message that outlined Mr. Clinton's vision for domestic renewal without offering new legislative proposals or policy initiatives, Mr. Clinton said that the nation must now build upon the economic successes attained during his first year in office and that "our work has just begun." - NY Times Article

1995 - Super Bowl XXIX

January 29 – Super Bowl XXIX: The San Francisco 49ers become the first National Football League franchise to win five Super Bowls.
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Super Bowl XXIX...

Super Bowl XXIX: The San Francisco 49ers become the first National Football League franchise to win five Super Bowls, as they defeat the San Diego Chargers at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida.

1998 - Frank Sinatra's Death

Frank Sinatra died on May, 5th 1998
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Frank Sinatra's Death ...

Sinatra died on May 14, 1998, aged 82, after suffering a fatal heart attack. Sinatra had suffered from ill health for the last few years of his life, and had been frequently hospitalized for heart and breathing problems, high blood pressure, pneumonia and bladder cancer, as well as suffering from dementia

1999 - Bill Clinton Impeachment.

January 7 – The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins. He had been impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19.
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Bill Clinton Impeachment....

January 7 – The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins. He had been impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19.

2000 - Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan is nominated for a fourth term as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman.
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Alan Greenspan...

Alan Greenspan is nominated for a fourth term as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman.

2001 - 911

The September 11 attacks
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911...

The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.

2002 - United Airlines - Bankruptcy

United Airlines - Bankruptcy
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United Airlines - Bankruptcy...

United Airlines, the second largest airline in the world, files for bankruptcy.

2003 - Bush signs ten-year, $350-billion tax cut

Bush signs ten-year, $350-billion tax cut package, the third-largest tax cut in U.S. history (May 28).
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Bush signs ten-year, $350-billion tax cut...

Bush signs ten-year, $350-billion tax cut package, the third-largest tax cut in U.S. history (May 28).

2004 - Summer Olympics - Athens

36 gold, 39 silver and 27 bronze
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Summer Olympics - Athens...

The United States compete at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and win 36 gold, 39 silver and 27 bronze medals.