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  • PHOTOS: The Greensburg Class of 1972 Revisited!

  • The Greensburg Class of 1972 Revisited!

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  • 1972
    Average Cost of new house $27,550.00
    Average Income per year $11,800.00
    Cost of a gallon of Gas 55 cents
    Kodak Pocket Camera $28.00
    Wrangler Jeans $12.00
    Watergate scandal
    June 17th - Frank Wills, a security guard at the Watergate Complex calls police at 1:30 A.M. and five men are arrested inside the Democratic National Committee's headquarters office
    June and July - Washington Post Reporters source "Deep Throat." reveals Examination of the burglars' accounts showed the link to the 1972 Committee to Re-Elect the President, through its subordinate finance committee.
    October 10th - Washington Post Reporters breaks the story that the Watergate break-in was part of a massive campaign of political spying and sabotage on behalf of the officials and heads of the Nixon re-election campaign.
    August 8th, 1973 - In a nationally televised address from the Oval Office president Richard Nixon announces he will resign the Presidency effective at noon the next day
    • Hurricane Agnes kills 117 people on the East Cost of the United States.
    • Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky to become the World Chess Champion in Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • US Senate passes the “Equal Rights Amendment” giving legal equality to women on March 22nd.
    • The Largest Diamond in the World, The 969.8 carat Star of Sierra Leone is unearthed.
    • The Godfather is released.
    • Clockwork Orange is released.
    • HBO launches first subscription cable service.
    • Atari starts first generation of video games with the release of PONG.
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