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Cray Research creates the first commercially manufactured supercomputer, the Cray-1. Read More
Sara Jane Moore, the woman who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The Australian Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force combine to form the Australian Defense Force.
Clifford Alexander, Jr. serves as the first African American Secretary of the United States Army.
The British Parliament gains direct rule over Northern Ireland upon the dissolving of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention.
The opening of the first few miles of the Washington Metro subway occurs. Read More
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak create the Apple Computer Company. Read More
The 233rd birthday of Thomas Jefferson is celebrated with the reintroduction of the two-dollar bill by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Federal Reserve Note.
India mandates a minimum age for marriage in an effort to hinder the growing population, with men being required to be 21 years old and women 18 years old.
The signing of the Federal Election Campaign Act by the President of the United States Gerald R. Ford occurs.
The end of the Cod War between the United Kingdom and Iceland takes place. Read More
The construction of the CN Tower in Toronto is complete, making it the tallest free-standing land structure to date.
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is established upon the unification of North and South Vietnam.
The famous photograph taken by Viking 1, the Face on Mars, is released by NASA. Read More
The Great Clock of Westminster, otherwise known as Big Ben, is damaged and cannot function for almost a year.
The nomination for the Republican Party is won by President Gerald R. Ford as he defeats his opponent Ronald Reagan.
The advertisement of cigarettes on television and radio is banned in Australia. Read More
The formation of the International Organization of Space Communications, otherwise known as Intersputnik, occurs.
A bulletin board posting for band members at a Dublin School by Larry Mullen, Jr. sparks the beginning of the formation of the band U2.
A high-speed train is opened in the United Kingdom, known as the InterCity 125. Read More
The Fiesta car created by Ford Motor Company begins production at Ford's Valencia plant.
The creation of the Warsaw Treaty Organization joint secretariat occurs. Read More
The Vietnam People's Army is joined by the former members of the Viet Cong upon it becoming disbanded.
The death of guitarist Freddie King takes place. Read More
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