*Unemployed in 1970: 4,088,000
*National Debt: $382 billion
*Average salary: $7,564
*Food prices: milk, 33 cents a qt.; bread, 24 cents a loaf; round steak, $1.30 a pound
*Life Expectancy: Male, 67.1; Female, 74.8
*U.S. troops were withdrawn from Cambodia.
*Cigarette ads were banned from TV and radio.
*On May 4th, Ohio National Guard troops killed four students at Kent State University who were protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia.
*President Richard M. Nixon resigns following the Watergate scandal.
*The Apollo 13 crew returned to Earth following a harrowing mission in which they repaired their ship with duct tape following an oxygen tank explosion.
*The Army appointed the nation’s first two female generals.
*David Cassidy and The Partridge Family become household names
*The Brady Bunch teaches a lesson in every episode
*Disco is all the rage
*Star Wars took everyone to another universe
*The Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac and other groups filled stadiums.
*Two words: Leisure suits.