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1973

INTERNET EVENTS

  • 75% of all ARPANET transmissions are now e-mails.

  • England and Norway joined ARPANET making it international.



CURRENT EVENTS

  • The U.S. Supreme Court rules that abortion is legal... at least during the first 6 months of pregnancy.

  • The "Sears Tower" in Chicago opens; it is 1,455 feet tall.

  • UPC barcodes first introduced.

  • A ceasefire ends U.S. ground troop involvement in Vietnam. The war has claimed the lives of over 45,000 Americans.

  • OPEC doubles price of oil.

  • Presidential aides Haldeman, Erlichman, and Dean resign as the Watergate scandal edges closer to the White House.

  • George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

  • President Nixon orders a freeze on all retail food prices.

  • In a tennis "battle of the sexes" contest, Billy Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs.

  • Spiro Agnew resigns.

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

  • Jim Croce dies in a plane crash just as his career was taking off.

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