On May 4, 1970, national guardsmen fought against anti-war demonstrators at Kent State University. The protest was sparked by Richard Nixon’s announcement on April 30, that troops would invade Cambodia and 150,000 more men would need to be drafted. Protests were formed across the country at numerous college campuses. The day after Nixon’s announcement, storefronts in Kent were trashed by protestors, and cops used tear gas. On May 2,...
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...ular mobile phone was licensed by AT&T in 1977. The first electronic calculator was invented in 1971. In the 1970s the first major car or transportation was aided by overseas continents such as Asia and Europe. The goal was light, fuel efficient and environmentally safe. The cassette tape became popular for recording and storing songs. The first human heart transplant operation is done in 1967.Three astronauts die on Apollo 1 on launch pad and abortion is legalized in Colorado in 1967.
There were other events going on during this time. In 1969 Americans land on the moon. In 1968 Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are assassinated and the first African American is elected in Congress. In 1971 18 year olds are given the right to vote. The Watergate hearing is heard on national TV and radio and impeachment hears n Nixon being in 1974. Abortion is legalized in 1973.
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