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07 July 2004 @ 09:13 am
On the Year I was Born (from lorelei_aisling)  


In 1973 (the year you were born)


Richard Nixon is president of the US


Supreme Court rules in Roe vs. Wade that states may not prevent a woman from having an abortion during the first trimester


US announces the end of the military draft


Spiro T. Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to charges of tax evasion while governor of Maryland


Gerald R. Ford becomes the first appointed vice president under the 25th Amendment


A total ban on oil exports to the US for six months is imposed by Arab nations after the outbreak of an Arab-Israeli war


President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam


Drea de Matteo, Tori Spelling, Carson Daly, Monica Lewinsky, and Kate Beckinsale are born


Oakland Athletics win the World Series


Miami Dolphins win Superbowl VII


Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup


The Exorcist and American Graffiti are top grossing films


Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii television special is seen around the world by more than 1 billion viewers


KISS performs their first concert, at the Coventary Club in Queens


"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack wins a Grammy for song of the year


Schoolhouse Rock premieres



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Hand built by robots.onceupon on July 7th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC)


In 1977 (the year you were born)


Jimmy Carter becomes president of the US


Most of the 10,000 Vietnam War draft evaders are pardoned by President Carter


Singer Anita Bryant starts her "Save Our Children" crusade against gay rights


Elvis Presley dies in his Graceland bathroom


Congress creates a Department of Energy


Anwar Sadat flies to Jerusalem in a dramatic gesture of willingness to discuss peace


Orlando Bloom, Shakira, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liv Tyler, and Ludacris are born


New York Yankees win the World Series


Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XI


Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup


Swedish music group ABBA passes The Beatles as having most records sold


Star Wars is the top grossing film


The Shining by Stephen King is published


"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone spends the most time at the top of the US charts


Three's Company premieres



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Michael: THB Grinservermonkey on July 11th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC)
'77, what a good year. I actually remember going to see Episode IV: A New Hope at the theater.