SOMEWHERE IN THE 70'S
January 20: President Nixon is inaugurated for his second term.
January 22: All state laws preventing a woman's right to an abortion during the first three months are ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
January 27: The cease-fire agreement is signed and the military draft ends in the United States.
February 12: The first U.S. prisoners of war are handed over near Hanoi.
February 14: The first returning U.S. POWs land at Travis Air Force Base in California.
April 8: Spanish artist Pablo Picasso dies at age 91.
April 30: Nixon henchmen H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman and Attorney General Richard Kleindienst resign while Nixon fires John Dean as White House consel.
May 7: Thanks to the Watergate efforts of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post wins a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
May 17: Senator Sam Ervin's Watergate hearings begin.
June 9: Secretariat becomes the first horse since 1948 to win the Triple Crown.
July 16: The White House admits that recording equipment has been used to tape virtually all presidential meetings.
August 22: Henry Kissinger is named U.S. secretary of state.
September 11: Chilean President Salvador Allende is killed in a coup.
September 18: The United Nations accepts East and West Germany as member nations.
October 6: A war between Israel and both Egypt along the Suez Canal and Syria along the Golan Heights begins.
October 10: Spiro Agnew resigns as vice president of the United States after pleading nolo contendere to a count of tax-evasion.
October 17: OPEC begins its oil embargo against the West.
October 24: Their militaries demoralized and decimated, Egypt and Syria accept a United Nations cease-fire agreement ending the 2nd Arab-Israeli war.
December 3: The first close-up color photos of Jupiter are transferred from Pioneer 10.
December 6: Confirmed by the Senate, Gerald R. Ford becomes the first unelected vice-president of the United States.