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  • ARPANET continued to expanded to more parts of the country.

  • There were about 2000 people using ARPANET.

  • A member, Tomlinson, of a small computing consulting group in Cambridge invented e-Mail.
  • People started to have now to have fun, no longer just boring technical data.


  • President Nixon shocks the world by visiting communist China.

  • "Life Magazine" ceases weekly publication.

  • Tropical storm Agnes kills 134 persons from Florida to New York.

  • HBO (Home Box Office) subscription cable TV launch

  • The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the death penalty is "cruel and unusual" punishment.

  • "Grease" debuts on Broadway.

  • U.S. planes bomb Hanoi (Vietnam) for the first time since 1968.

  • President Nixon wins re-election by the largest margin since 1936.

  • "The Waltons" and "M*A*S*H" premier on television.

  • The Oakland Athletics win the World Series.

  • The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "The Godfather."


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