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1970s fun Facts

Learn about the 70s history facts and discover information on the Most important History Events of the 1970s decade.

The 70s decade covers the years 1970 to 1979 - 1970 was a significant year for fashion with halter tops, hot pants, platform shoes, and flares. A notable fashion trend in the 1970s was bell-bottom trousers. The U.S legalized birth control.

1970s History Fun Facts

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The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan on 24 December 1979 in what came to be known as the Soviet-Afghan war that lasted for more than nine years.
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Following the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, the United States of America, on December 31, 1999, officially handed over the Panama Canal (that links the Atlantic ocean with the Pacific ocean) back to Panama.
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The United States of America 1978 stopped the production of neutron bombs that could cause destruction only to people while leaving the buildings intact.
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India, in 1974 successfully tested its first nuclear weapon, which made its world’s sixth nuclear power. The operation was code-named Operation Buddha.
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Viking I was sent to Mars by NASA on 20 August 1975. On 20 May 1976, it touched down on Mars to become the first successful lander in history.
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The multinational computer technology corporation Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on 4 April 197 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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On 11 November 1975, Angola gained independence from the colonial rule of Portugal of almost five hundred years that had started after the arrival of the explorer Diogo Cão in 1484.
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Bangladesh, which was earlier known as East Pakistan, on 16 December 1971 gained its independence from Pakistan after having fought the Bangladesh Liberation war for over six months.
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America’s first space station, Skylab, was successfully launched into orbit on 14 May 1973. The world’s first space station was, however, established by Russia in 1971.
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On 1 April 1976, Apple Incorporated. It was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, which was known as Apple Computer Inc in its earlier days.

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