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The Provisional Irish Republican Army is supported by the Movement 2 June German militant group.
A draft lottery is held in the United States for the Vietnam War, the last of which to be held.
Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle beat the Ford Model T. Read More
The death penalty in the state of California is deemed as being void, transferring death penalties to life imprisonment.
In an effort to protest air raids performed by the United States, negotiators for North Vietnam walk out of the Paris Peace Talks.
The publication of the Limits to Growth report by the Club of Rome occurs. Read More
Sculptures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are put on display at Stone Mountain in Georgia.
The signing of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Charter takes place. Read More
The signing of the Indo-Bangladeshi Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Peace occurs between India and Bangladesh.
The suspension of the Parliament of Northern Ireland occurs. Read More
The launching of the Apollo 16 spacecraft occurs, later setting a record of lunar rover speed at 18 km/h.
Woman are officially granted the opportunity to compete in the Boston Marathon. Read More
Japan gets Okinawa back after it had been controlled by the United States Military for 27 years.
Arthur Herman Bremer shoots the Governor of Alabama George C. Wallace at a rally in Maryland, paralyzing him.
The signing of the SALT I treaty, the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and a couple other agreements occurs between Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow.
The Democratic National Committee offices are burglarized by five operatives from the White House, all of whom get arrested in an event known as the Watergate Scandal.
A taped conversation between President Nixon and his chief of staff is made as they discuss using the C.I.A. to interfere with the investigations of the Watergate burglaries by the F.B.I.
A Rainbow Gathering occurs in Colorado for the first time. Read More
The United Kingdom and Iceland engage in the Second Cod War. Read More
Diplomatic relations are put back into place between West Germany and Poland. Read More
HBO makes its debut, only later to become the longest independent pay television service in the United States.
Jean McConville is kidnapped in Belfast by the Provisional Irish Republican Army Read More
Equal pay is administered to women by the Commonwealth of Australia. Read More
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