The Greensburg Class of 1972 Revisited!


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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