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1971

INTERNET EVENTS

  • The ARPANET added additional hosts/nodes to make a grand total of 15 hosts/nodes.

  • These were added in California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois.



CURRENT EVENTS

  • NASA and the Soviets send probes to Mars.

  • Floppy disks were invented.

  • January: CBS television introduces "All in the Family."

  • CAT scanning was introduced

  • First class postal rates for a one-ounce, first class letter increase to 8 cents.

  • April: The Supreme Court upholds bussing of school children to achieve a racial balance

  • President Nixon imposes a 90-day freeze on wages & prices to combat inflation.

  • Boomers can now vote in federal elections as the voting age is lowered from 21 to 18.

  • A bloody riot at Attica prison in New York kills 43.

  • "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens on Broadway.

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series.

  • Cigarette advertising is now banned on television and radio.

  • Disney World opens outside of Orlando, Florida.

  • The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "The French Connection."

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