Saturday, October 31, 2009


1971 was an interesting year.

It was the year this overpass was built over a new connector in a growing city.

According to Wikipedia it was the year the U.S. banned all cigarette advertisements on radio and television.

All in the Family made its debut on television, while Ed Sullivan aired his last show.

There was this little upstart called NASDAQ. Who’d have guessed it would come to take partial control of our retirements and cause so much stress?

There were a lot of natural disasters. Mount Etna erupted in Italy, a tsunami hit the islands off Japan, earthquakes left destruction in Turkey, and a cyclone killed 10,000 in India.

The U.S., and Washington D.C. in particular, saw many Vietnam War protests, with 60% of the population against the War (per Harris Poll).

Charles Manson received his sentence.

Koko, the gorilla, was born. Shamu (the original one) died.

The Soviet crew on the Soyuz 11 died when a faulty valve leaked their air supply.

Read the other fascinating facts here.

That September I started my high school senior year. But you won’t find that in Wiki. :)

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