Each and every year that has passed is full of impactful events and information that already have and continue to impact the world around us. Having access to this information gives us an amazing opportunity to research and better understand what has happened and how it has contributed to the evolution of our world. For the year 1971, such impactful events include the sentencing of Charles Manson and 3 of his followers for the Tate-LaBianca murder case, the allowance of women in Switzerland to vote, the stunt performed by Evel Knievel jumping over 19 cars, the proclamation of the United States War on Drugs, the treaty signed between Italy and Austria attempting to end an argument in South Tyrol, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 25, 1971
Charles Manson and 3 of his female followers are charged for the Tate-LaBianca case from 1969.
January 31, 1971
The launching of Apollo 14 occurs, ending in a third lunar mission that touches down on the moon on February 5th, with the crew of Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell.
February 7, 1971
Voting rights in state elections are granted to women in Switzerland.
February 8, 1971
The Nasdaq Composite, a newly invented index for the stock market, is presented for the first time.
February 21, 1971
The signing of the Convention on Psychotropic drugs takes place in Vienna.
February 27, 1971
The first procedures of abortus provocatus are performed by doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic.
February 28, 1971
A world record is set by Evel Knievel by jumping over 19 cars.
April 1, 1971
Restrictions placed on owning gold is lifted in the United Kingdom.
April 19, 1971
The sentence of the gas chamber is given to the Manson Family for following Charles Manson.
May 3, 1971
60% of Americans claim to be against the Vietnam War, according to the Harris Poll.
May 29, 1971
The opening of Six Flags Magic Mountain occurs in Valencia, California
June 11, 1971
The first person to sit in the Australian Parliament that is indigenous to Australia is Neville Bonner.
June 17, 1971
The United States War on Drugs is proclaimed by President Nixon.
June 18, 1971
The first flights carried out by Southwest Airlines begin between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio in Texas.
June 30, 1971
Government injunctions in the United States are ruled as unconstitutional by the publication of the Pentagon Papers by the United States Supreme Court.
July 3, 1971
Jim Morrison, the lead singer of the band The Doors, dies in Paris, France.
July 5, 1971
The voting age is reduced from 21 to 18 upon the certification of the 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution by President Nixon.
July 15, 1971
A visit to China scheduled for 1972 is announced by President Nixon.
July 17, 1971
A treaty is signed between Italy and Austria in an attempt to end an argument in South Tyrol.
August 5, 1971
The formation of the South Pacific Forum occurs.
August 15, 1971
The Bretton Woods system is ended when United States makes an announcement that it will no longer change dollars into gold at a fixed value, upon a declaration made by President Richard Nixon.