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Energy Crisis

January 1, 1970 - December 31, 1979

Who: Major industrial countries; Peak oil production was reached, and caused a recession and problems for multinational companies.

Kent State Shootings

May 4, 1970

Who: Ohio National Guard, Jeff Miller, Allison Krause, Will Schroeder, Sandra Schuer; Where: Kent State University, Kent, OH; Four students were killed when National Guard infantry men fired upon a crowd of anti-war protesters.


June 17, 1972

Who: Richard Nixon; Where: Democratic National Convention HQ, Washington, D.C.; A breaking and entering at the DNC HQ was linked to then-president Richard Nixon, and he was forced to resign

Roe v. Wade

Jan 27, 1973

Who; Jane Roe, Henry Wade; Where: U.S. Supreme Court; Landmark case in womens' rights on abortion.\

Steve Jobs


Who: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne; Where: Los Altos, CA; Started Apple with the invention of the Apple I in Jobs's parents' garage

Camp David Accords

Sept 17, 1978

Who; Anwar El Sadat, Menachen Begin; Where: White House; Israeli-Egyptian Peace Treaty

Three Mile Island Accident

Mar 28, 1979

Who: General Public Utilities; Where: Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Accident at the plant released nuclear material into the air.

Miracle on Ice

Feb 22, 1980

Iran Hostage Crisis

Jan 20, 1981

Who: American Embassy Staff, Islamist Militants and Students; Where: U.S. Embassy, Tehran, Iran; Revolutionaries raided the embassy, taking 54 hostage for 444 days

First Woman in Space

June 18, 1983


Jan 28, 1986

Who: Crew of ship, NASA; Where: Over Atlantic Ocean; Shuttle exploded during ascent and grounded U.S. space fleet for three years


Apr 26, 1986

Who: Soviet Union officials; Where: Pripyat, Ukraine; Nuclear meltdown at the power plant

Tiananmen Square

June 4, 1989

Who: People's Liberation Army, Chinese citizens; Where: Beijing, China

Fall of Berlin Wall

Aug 19, 1989

Nelson Mandela Freed

Feb 2, 1990

Hubble Space Telescope

Apr 24, 1990

Desert Storm

Jan 17, 1991 - Feb 28, 1991

LA Riots

April 29, 1992 - May 4, 1992

Oklahoma City Bombing

Apr 19, 1993

Death of Princess Diana

Aug 31, 1997


Jan 1, 2000

2000 Election

Nov 7, 2000

September 11th

Sep 11, 2001

Columbia Disaster

Feb 1, 2003

Operation Red Dawn

Dec 13, 2003

Hurricane Katrina

Aug 29, 2005

2008 Election

Nov 4, 2008

Haiti Earthquake

Jan 12, 2010