Monday, September 8, 2008

Circa 1974

The year was 1974. My birthday got me wondering, what was the world like when I was born? So I read a bunch of stuff on 1974. Here are the things that stuck out in my head:

Nixon was impeached, and Ford takes office.
Ted Bundy is killing people.
Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's record with 715 home runs.
UPC codes are introduced.
The U.S. Dept. of Justice breaks up AT&T and Bell telephone.
VW introduces the Rabbit for sale in the U.S.
Patricia Hearst is kidnapped.
The Sting gets the Oscar for Best Picture.

On my birthday in particular, Ford gives Nixon a full pardon and a plane crashes in the Ionian Sea. I wonder what this means for me?

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