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  • The Honda Civic is imported to the U.S. for the first time.
  • President Nixon signs a bill authorizing a $5.5 billion, 6-year program, to develop a Space Shuttle craft.
  • The U.S. Surgeon General reported that cigarettes are severely harmful to health.
  • President Nixon arrives in Beijing and meets with Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai, ending U.S. hostility toward the People’s Republic of China.
  • U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate George Wallace is shot and paralyzed in Maryland.
  • U.S. police arrest five men planting electronic bugs at the Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate apartment complex in Washington, D.C.
  • The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-4 decision in Furman vs. Georgia that the death penalty in the United States is considered “cruel and unusual punishment” and is unconstitutional.
  • Ms. Magazine begins publication in July, with former Look editor, Patricia Carbine, as publisher, and feminist Gloria Steinem as editor.
  • Last U.S. ground troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.
  • The Olympic Games at Munich are marred by the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the hands of Palestine Liberation Organization terrorists.
  • Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with the release of their seminal arcade version of PONG, the first game to achieve commercial success.
  • British inventor Clive Sinclair launches his pocket calculator, the first to be widely available.
  • Magnavox develops “Odyssey,” the first video arcade game.


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