10 Things That Happened In The ‘70s That You Totally Forgot About

Gasoline Shortages and Long Lines: The 1970s saw multiple gasoline shortages due to disruptions in oil supply, leading to long lines at gas stations and fuel rationing in some areas.

The Watergate Scandal: The Watergate scandal, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974

The Vietnam War Ends: The Vietnam War officially ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon and the reunification of Vietnam under communist control.

The Rise of Disco Music: Disco music became hugely popular in the 1970s, with hits like "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees and "Le Freak" by Chic dominating the airwaves and dance floors.

The Apollo 13 Mission: The Apollo 13 mission in 1970 captured the world's attention when an oxygen tank explosion threatened the lives of the astronauts onboard.

The Rise of Personal Computers: The 1970s saw the birth of the personal computer industry, with companies like Apple and Microsoft founded during this decade.

The Munich Olympics Massacre: The 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, were marred by a terrorist attack in which members of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September killed eleven Israeli athletes and coaches.

The Iranian Revolution: In 1979, the Iranian Revolution resulted in the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the establishment of an Islamic republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Jonestown Massacre: In 1978, over 900 members of the Peoples Temple, led by Jim Jones, died in a mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, after drinking cyanide-laced punch.

The Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident: In 1979, a partial meltdown occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania

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