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 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