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* '''It's LITE Beer''' - The Miller Brewing Company introduces Lite Beer... "Great Taste...Less Filling!" <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Lite Miller Lite - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref>
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* '''The US Dollar is Devalued''' - President Nixon devalues the dollar 10%. This is the second devaluation of the dollar. <ref>[http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1973/2/13/dollar-devalued-10-per-cent-japan/ Dollar Devalued 10 Per Cent; Japan Decides to Float Yen]. The Harvard Crimson. 1973-Feb-13. quote: "The United States last night devalued the dollar by 10 per cent in an effort to solve the international monetary crisis. It was the second dollar devaluation in little over a year."</ref>
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* '''Federal Express Delivers''' - FedEx begins operations. The founder, Fred Smith, got a "C" on his original paper proposing an overnight delivery service by air. <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FedEx_Express FedEx Express - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref>
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* '''ATMs are Patented''' - The patent for the first Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) is granted. <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Wetzel Donald Wetzel - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref>
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* '''The First Cell Phone Call''' - Motorola's Martin Cooper makes the first cell phone call to his competitor, Joel Engle, at Bell Labs and says, "Joel... I'm calling you from a cell phone... a REAL cell phone!" The Dyanatech weighs two and a half pounds and has a battery life of 20 minutes. <ref>Laporte, Leo. (interviewer) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvHtpSGUov4 Triangulation 143: Marty Cooper]. YouTube.com. 2014-Mar-17. Time mark: 7 minutes 30 seconds into the interview. (VIDEO) </ref> <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Cooper_(inventor) Martin Cooper (inventor) - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref><ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_S._Engel Joel S. Engel - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref>
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* '''Congress Makes Us Safe''' - The US Drug Enforcement Agency, "Special Education" and the Endangered Species Act are enacted.  <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_Enforcement_Administration Drug Enforcement Administration - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref> <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Education Special education - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref> <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_Species_Act Endangered Species Act - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref>
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* '''G. Gordon Liddy Goes to Prison''' - The guy who will sell gold on TV as early as 2008 begins his prison sentence for his part in the Watergate wiretapping break-in. <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._Gordon_Liddy G. Gordon Liddy - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref> <ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee6bKvsD-rU Vida's First Commercial (with G. Gordon Liddy)], YouTube.com,  Uploaded: 2008-Sep-24. (VIDEO)</ref>
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* '''The World Trade Center Opens''' - It will be attacked with a truck bomb in 1975 and then collapse when two hijacked airplanes will crash into the towers in 2001. <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center World Trade Center - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref>
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* '''Rowe vs Wade Abortion Ruling''' - The Supreme Court removes the power of states to prohibit abortions and sets standards for the viability of a fetus. America will learn what a fetus is, what a trimester is and forget what "viability" means. <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade Roe v. Wade - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref>
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* '''The Vietnam War and the War Powers Act''' - The Paris Peace Accords end the US involvement in the Vietnam War. Also the '''War Powers Act''' becomes law, limiting Presidents from getting involved in "Police Actions" like Vietnam....supposedly. <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Peace_Accords Paris Peace Accords - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref> <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution War Powers Resolution - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref>
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'''United Kingdom'''
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* '''Coal Shortages Force a 3-Day Work Week''' - A coal miner's strike forces the UK government to reduce the work week to 3 days in order to conserve commercial electricity usage from coal-burning power plants. Television stations are required to shutdown by 10:30 PM. <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-Day_Week Three-Day Week - Wikipedia], 2014 [last update]</ref> 
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:* '''1.6 million UK workers stop working''': They are protesting the Government's anti-inflation policy. <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Cod Wars: British fishers defy the 50 mile limit around Iceland''':  See [[Second Cod War]]. <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''The PIRA explode bombs in Whitehall and the Old Bailey''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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'''Soviet Union'''
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:* '''Soviet copyright law places all works prior to this date into the public domain''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Leonid Brezhnev addresses the American people on TV''': He is the 1st Soviet leader to do so. <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''[[Namco]] releases Mach Storm'': It is a flight simulator of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. You get to bomb the North Vietnamese and the Soviets! <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Nixon says "I am not a crook."''': Only crooks feel compelled to say that. <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Nixon fires Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox''': Calls for Nixon's impeachment ensues. It also sets up Robert Bork to be denied a place on the Supreme Court years later. <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''VP Spiro T. Agnew pleasd "no contest" to tax evasion charges''': He resigns as VP. Gerald Ford is now VP. <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Skylab becomes the 1st US Space Station''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Pioneer 10 sends back pictures of Jupiter''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Roe v. Wade overturns the states' right to ban abortion''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''The Tran-Alaska Pipeline is approved''': Carabou celebrate. <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Chile's goivernment is overthrown by operatives of the US govenment''': See [[1973 Chilean coup d'état|a military coup]] and [[Salvador Allende]]. <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Federal Express begins opperations''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Miller Lite Beer is introduced''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''The Endangered Species Act is passed into law''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Indian activists hold off federal authorities at Wounded Knee... again''': .<ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''The OPEC oil embargo triggers an energy crisis''':  . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Comet Kohoutek is discovered''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''Ferdinand Marcos becomes President for Life of the Philippines''': . <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
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:* '''The Yom Kippur War begins''': This is the 4th and largest Arab–Israeli conflict. <ref name="eventsthisyear"> {{cite web | url = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAME}} | title = {{PAGENAME}} - Wikipedia }} </ref>
  
 
=== This Year in Wikipedia ===
 
=== This Year in Wikipedia ===

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Notable Births

  • -- In Politics xxx, xxx, and xxx. [1]
  • -- In Music xxx, xxx, and xxx. [1]
  • -- In Comedy xxx, xxx, and xxx. [1]
  • -- In Movies xxx, xxx, and xxx. [1]

This Year in Film

This Year in TV

  • -- In Comedy: xxx, xxx and xxx. [3]
  • -- In Game Shows: xxx, xxx and xxx. [3]
  • -- In Westerns: xxx, xxx and xxx. [3]
  • -- In Drama: xxx, xxx and xxx. [3]

This Year in Music

This Year in Video Gaming

In Other News

These are events under consideration.

  • It's LITE Beer - The Miller Brewing Company introduces Lite Beer... "Great Taste...Less Filling!" [6]
  • The US Dollar is Devalued - President Nixon devalues the dollar 10%. This is the second devaluation of the dollar. [7]
  • Federal Express Delivers - FedEx begins operations. The founder, Fred Smith, got a "C" on his original paper proposing an overnight delivery service by air. [8]
  • ATMs are Patented - The patent for the first Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) is granted. [9]
  • The First Cell Phone Call - Motorola's Martin Cooper makes the first cell phone call to his competitor, Joel Engle, at Bell Labs and says, "Joel... I'm calling you from a cell phone... a REAL cell phone!" The Dyanatech weighs two and a half pounds and has a battery life of 20 minutes. [10] [11][12]
  • Congress Makes Us Safe - The US Drug Enforcement Agency, "Special Education" and the Endangered Species Act are enacted. [13] [14] [15]
  • G. Gordon Liddy Goes to Prison - The guy who will sell gold on TV as early as 2008 begins his prison sentence for his part in the Watergate wiretapping break-in. [16] [17]
  • The World Trade Center Opens - It will be attacked with a truck bomb in 1975 and then collapse when two hijacked airplanes will crash into the towers in 2001. [18]
  • Rowe vs Wade Abortion Ruling - The Supreme Court removes the power of states to prohibit abortions and sets standards for the viability of a fetus. America will learn what a fetus is, what a trimester is and forget what "viability" means. [19]
  • The Vietnam War and the War Powers Act - The Paris Peace Accords end the US involvement in the Vietnam War. Also the War Powers Act becomes law, limiting Presidents from getting involved in "Police Actions" like Vietnam....supposedly. [20] [21]


United Kingdom

  • Coal Shortages Force a 3-Day Work Week - A coal miner's strike forces the UK government to reduce the work week to 3 days in order to conserve commercial electricity usage from coal-burning power plants. Television stations are required to shutdown by 10:30 PM. [22]
  • 1.6 million UK workers stop working: They are protesting the Government's anti-inflation policy. [23]
  • Cod Wars: British fishers defy the 50 mile limit around Iceland: See Second Cod War. [23]
  • The PIRA explode bombs in Whitehall and the Old Bailey: . [23]


Soviet Union

  • Soviet copyright law places all works prior to this date into the public domain: . [23]
  • Leonid Brezhnev addresses the American people on TV: He is the 1st Soviet leader to do so. [23]


  • 'Namco releases Mach Storm: It is a flight simulator of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. You get to bomb the North Vietnamese and the Soviets! [23]
  • Nixon says "I am not a crook.": Only crooks feel compelled to say that. [23]
  • Nixon fires Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox: Calls for Nixon's impeachment ensues. It also sets up Robert Bork to be denied a place on the Supreme Court years later. [23]
  • VP Spiro T. Agnew pleasd "no contest" to tax evasion charges: He resigns as VP. Gerald Ford is now VP. [23]
  • Skylab becomes the 1st US Space Station: . [23]
  • Pioneer 10 sends back pictures of Jupiter: . [23]
  • Roe v. Wade overturns the states' right to ban abortion: . [23]
  • The Tran-Alaska Pipeline is approved: Carabou celebrate. [23]
  • Federal Express begins opperations: . [23]
  • Miller Lite Beer is introduced: . [23]
  • The Endangered Species Act is passed into law: . [23]
  • Indian activists hold off federal authorities at Wounded Knee... again: .[23]
  • The OPEC oil embargo triggers an energy crisis: . [23]
  • Comet Kohoutek is discovered: . [23]
  • Ferdinand Marcos becomes President for Life of the Philippines: . [23]


  • The Yom Kippur War begins: This is the 4th and largest Arab–Israeli conflict. [23]

This Year in Wikipedia

Year 1973, Wikipedia.

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1973 Births - Wikipedia (1973).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1973 in film - Wikipedia (1973).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 1973 in television - Wikipedia (1973).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1973 in music - Wikipedia (1973).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 1973 in music - Wikipedia (1973).
  6. Miller Lite - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  7. Dollar Devalued 10 Per Cent; Japan Decides to Float Yen. The Harvard Crimson. 1973-Feb-13. quote: "The United States last night devalued the dollar by 10 per cent in an effort to solve the international monetary crisis. It was the second dollar devaluation in little over a year."
  8. FedEx Express - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  9. Donald Wetzel - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  10. Laporte, Leo. (interviewer) Triangulation 143: Marty Cooper. YouTube.com. 2014-Mar-17. Time mark: 7 minutes 30 seconds into the interview. (VIDEO)
  11. Martin Cooper (inventor) - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  12. Joel S. Engel - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  13. Drug Enforcement Administration - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  14. Special education - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  15. Endangered Species Act - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  16. G. Gordon Liddy - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  17. Vida's First Commercial (with G. Gordon Liddy), YouTube.com, Uploaded: 2008-Sep-24. (VIDEO)
  18. World Trade Center - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  19. Roe v. Wade - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  20. Paris Peace Accords - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  21. War Powers Resolution - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  22. Three-Day Week - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
  23. 23.00 23.01 23.02 23.03 23.04 23.05 23.06 23.07 23.08 23.09 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 1973 - Wikipedia.

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