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World Timeline (1968-1973)

Browse a chronology of major international events that occurred during Nixon's presidency.

1968

U.S. Navy ship Pueblo captured by North Korea
Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated
Robert Kennedy assassinated
Pierre Trudeau becomes prime minister of Canada
Student protest riots occur in Paris
Czechoslovakia is invaded by Soviet forces to quell a liberation movement

1969

Yasir Arafat is elected leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization
Golda Meir becomes prime minister of Israel
First U.S. troop withdrawal occurs in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh dies
600 British troops are sent into Northern Ireland to deal with rioting between Protestants and Catholics
Apollo 11 lunar module lands; Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to walk on the moon
The supersonic transport Concorde makes its first test flight

1970

Israel and Egypt agree to a 99-day truce along the Suez Canal
King Hussein of Jordan survives an assassination attempt
Gambia is made an independent republic within the British Commonwealth
An assassination attempt is made on Pope Paul VI in the Philippines

1971

Idi Amin takes control of Uganda
Women are granted the right to vote in Switzerland
India and Pakistan go to war
Kurt Waldheim becomes UN Secretary General
Violence increases in Northern Ireland
10,000 people are killed by a cyclone and tidal wave in Bengal

1972

U.S. returns Okinawa to Japan
Nixon visits the Soviet Union and China
Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
Ceylon becomes a republic, changing its name to Sri Lanka
President Ferdinand Marcos assumes near dictatorial powers in the Philippines
Arab terrorists kill eleven Israeli athletes during the Olympics in Munich, Germany

1973

A U.S.-South Vietnam/North Vietnam-Vietcong cease-fire agreement is signed
Hostilities break out between the Israelis and Arabs
Arab oil-producing nations begin an embargo on oil shipments to the U.S., Europe, and Japan in retaliation for their support of Israel
The monarchy is abolished in Greece
U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign an agreement to limit nuclear war
Chilean president Salvador Allende is overthrown
The Bahamas becomes independent of Great Britain
Spanish premier Luis Blanco is assassinated



 

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