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1967 - 1976

 

 

 

DATE

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

REST OF THE WORLD

 

 

DUDLEY

AGE

OF

ST JOHN’S

CHURCH

 

 

ST JOHN’S CHURCH

1967

·          Abortion and homosexuality legalised

·          Donald Campbell killed in speedboat Bluebird, Coniston Water

·          First local radio, Radio Leicester

·          Gibraltar votes to stay British; 12,138 votes to stay British, 44 votes for Spanish rule

·          First human heart transplant, Cape Town

·          Anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, USA

 

127 years old

 

1968

·          National Provincial and Westminster banks merge to form National Westminster bank

·          Alan Sugar founds Amstrad computer company

·          First episode, Dads Army

·          Martin Luther King, civil rights campaigner, assassinated, USA

·          Earthquake in Iran, 20,000 killed

·          Richard Nixon elected president, USA

 

128 years old

 

1969

·          British Trans-Arctic Expedition complete first surface crossing of frozen Arctic ocean, 3620 miles in 464 days

·          British troops to Northern Ireland to keep order following riots Protestants and Catholics

·          First flight of a Boeing 747, USA

·          First flight Concorde, France and Britain

·          First men walk on the moon, USA

·          Judy Garland dies

 

129 years old

 

1970

·          Conservatives win election, Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister

·          The Railway Children, film

Half crown ceases to be legal tender

·          First video cassette recorders, Japan

·          Earthquake, Peru, 70,000 killed

·          Storms and floods kill 500,000, Bangladesh

 

130 years old

 

1971

·          Britain changes to decimal currency, 15th Feb

·          House of Comons votes in favour of joining the Common Market

·          Greenpeace founded, environmental protection awareness

·          Idi Amin becomes ruler of Uganda

 

131 years old

 

1972

·          Congegational Church and Presbyterian Church vote to form a United Reform Church

·          State of emergency after month long miner’s strike

·          100th British soldier dies in Northern Ireland

·          First electronic pocket calculator, USA

·          General Amin starts to expel 8000 Asians, Uganda

·          President Nixon authorises $5.5 billion space shuttle programme

 

132 years old

 

1973

·          Britain, Denmark and Ireland join the Common Market

·          Women allowed on floor of London Stock Exchange for the first time

·          Princess Anne and Mark Phillips marry

·          Fax machines, Japan

·          First colour photocopier, Japan

·          East and West Germany establish diplomatic relations

 

133 years old

 

1974

·          Boundary changes to counties, England and Wales, four new counties created, Avon, Cleveland, Humberside and Cumbria

·          3 day week to conserve energy during miner strike

·          Ceefax started by the BBC

·          Final epispode of Monty Python,BBC2

·          Brisbane, Australia, floods and cyclone, 5 killed, 8000 homeless

·          India explodes first atomic bomb

·          Hundreds of thousands die in famine, Bangladesh

 

134 years old

 

1975

·          Total civilians killed in Northern Ireland reaches 1000

·          Leslie Whittle kidnapped by Donald Neilson

·          Charlie Chaplin knighted

·          Lord Lucan found guilty in absentia of murdering nanny Sandra Rivett

·          Vietnam war ends. 56,000 Americans killed and 1.3 million Vietnamese

·          Betamax and VHS video formats

·          Bill Gates forms Microsoft Corporation

 

135 years old

 

1976

·          National Exhibition Centre opened, Birmingham

·          Longest running play in London, The Mousetrap reaches its 10,000th performance

·          First commercial Concorde flight

·          India raises minimum age for marriage, men from 18 to 21, women from 15 to 18

·          Khmer Rouge leader becomes Prime Minister, Cambodia

·          Worst drought, in Europe

 

136 years old

 




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