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  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen, who produce software for microcomputers, founded Microsoft.

  • Steve Walker created the First Arpanet Mailing List, MsgGroup.


  • Miller Lite beer is born.

  • Pittsburgh defeats Minnesota in Superbowl IX.

  • South Vietnam's President Thieu resigns, marking the end of the Vietnam War.

  • The U.S. and the Soviets meet in space.

  • Jimmy Hoffa disappears.

  • "The Wiz" opens on Broadway.

  • Watergate prison sentences begin. Former Attorney General John Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, John Erlichman, and Robert Mardian will all serve time in prison.

  • The Soviet Union is beginning to crumble: the U.S. agrees to sell the U.S.S.R. 8 million tons of wheat and corn per year.

  • "Jaws" scares the heck out of us, but is ignored by the Oscars. "The Godfather, Part II" wins for best film. Other films include "Dog Day Afternoon," and "Chinatown."

  • "Saturday Night Live" premiers on NBC television.

  • Computerized Supermarket checkouts begin to appear

  • Disposable razors are introduced.

  • Catalytic converters are introduced on cars.

  • Lyme disease first discovered.


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