Everything created began with 'an idea'.
When someone says 'Give Up'
hope whispers 'Try One More
There is nothing you are facing that someone else has not faced.
What you choose is connected to your desires.
If you do not know the road
ahead, ask the ones coming
If you want something you have to do something. If you
keep doing what you have
always done, you will keep
getting what you have always
View obstacles as challenges. Overcome the challenges and move on.
If your destination is 'Success
Street' begin your journey at
Confidence Boulevard and
Watergate Poilital Scandal
The Watergate Scandal took place in the United States during the presidency of Richard Nixon. There were several attempts to break in the The Democratic National Committee Headquarters at The Washington Complex.
Prior to the arrest of five men who were arrested in 1972 and charged with attempted burglary and attempted interception of telephone communication, other attempts had
been made to break into The Democratic Headquarters at The Washington Complex. The team was led by G. Gordon Libby general counsel The Committee for the Re-Election
of the president, who pleaded placed wiretaps on the telephones of two Chairmen of the Democratic Party.
The men were aquitted and convicted of attempted burglary, attempted of interception
of telephone and other telephone communications. Libby was convicted of conspiracy
burglary and violation of federal wiretapping laws.
White House aide Alexander Butterfield revealed that Nixon had a tape recording system
in the Oval Office. Despite President Nixon's attempt to cover up the scandal, The Watergate Scandal resulted in the indictment, trial conviction and incarceration of several top Nixon administration Officials.
In 1974 Nixon announced the release of over 1000 pages of transcripts of conversations
between him and his aides, which included how to raise blackmail money and avoid perjury.
August 1974 Richard Nixon resigned from office rather than face impeachment. Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn into office. One month later Ford granted a pardon to
Boxing Matches between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
The Battle of the Century
The first boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier took place on March 8, 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, U.S. The match was the 1st match Ali had found in three years, In 1967 his title had been stripped from him and he had been barred from fighting when he refused induction in the U.S Army. The match went to the full 15th round, Joe Fraizer won by a unanimous decision.
The second boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier took place on January
28, 1974 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, U.S. The match went to
all twelve rounds. Muhammad Ali won by a unanimous decision.
Thrilla in Manilla The third and last boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier took place on October 1, 1975 at the Araneto Coliseum in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. The match was scheduled for 15 rounds. In round 14 Joe Frazier's trainer Eddie Futch called an end to the match. Muhammad Ali won the fight by a knockout.
In 1973 the oil supply was disrupted. The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), proclaimed an oil embargo. Petroleum was reduced or cut off supplies
to Japan and Western Countries that supported the (Yam Kipper war) Arab-Israli war which ended March 1974.
The Middle East benefited from the increased prices of petroleum. The oil supply to the
United States which was disrupted resulted in economic losses and expensive gasoline prices. Prices rose from $3 a barrel to $12.
Numerous gas stations posted closed or out of gas signs. Gas stations that were open,
motorist waited in long lines frantically buying gas before the gas ran out.
The 1977 New York Black Out
In July 1977 New York experienced a 25 hour blackout. The power outage occurred after three lightening strikes hit power lines in the city. Looting, a riot spree and arson broke out.
Damage to the city estimated to be approximately $60 million.
In the 1970's the majority of telephone users still had rotary telephones and began to switch to push button, touch tone telephones.
Former Swimmer Mark Spitz won seven Gold Metals in the 1972 Munich Germany Olympics.
In the 1970s LP record albums and 45's were played on turntable record players and stereo systems. 8-track tapes were also used as a form of music entertainment.
The first home computer Commodore PET was released on the market for sale in 1977.
In 1977 The Atari 2600 was the first video game system to become successful.
Disco music began and hit the charts in the 1970s along with other genres of music such as jazz, pop, blues and country etc. The first article written about disco was by Vince Aletti for Rolling Stone Magazine.
Ralph Nader American Consumer Advocate. Established The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) among his important causes in The United States during the 1970s.
1970s Presidents of The United States Of America
Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States from 1969 to 1974.
Gerald Ford was the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977.
Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.