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  • New Hampshire, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 5, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon Entered His Name On The New Hampshire Primary Ballot

    New Hampshire, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 5, 1972

    Nixon entered his name on the New Hampshire primary ballot on January 5, 1972, effectively announcing his candidacy for reelection. Virtually assured the Republican nomination, the President had initially expected his Democratic opponent to be Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy (brother of the late President), but he was largely removed from contention after the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident. Instead, Maine Senator Edmund Muskie became the front runner, with South Dakota Senator George McGovern in a close second place.




  • Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Mar 6, 1972

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Birth

    Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Mar 6, 1972

    O'Neal was born on March 6, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey, to Lucille O'Neal and Joe Toney, who played high school basketball (he was an All-State guard) and was offered a basketball scholarship to play at Seton Hall.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 14, 1972

    Marlon Brando

    The Godfather

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 14, 1972

    He was in the Godfather cast, as Don Vito Corleone




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 24, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon Approved a Five-year Cooperative Program

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 24, 1972

    On May 24, 1972, Nixon approved a five-year cooperative program between NASA and the Soviet space program, culminating in the 1975 joint mission of an American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft linking in space.




  • California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 10, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    McGovern Secured The Democratic Nomination

    California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 10, 1972

    On June 10, McGovern won the California primary and secured the Democratic nomination.




  • Sunnyvale, California, United States
    Wednesday Jun 28, 1972

    Atari, Inc.

    Foundation of Atari

    Sunnyvale, California, United States
    Wednesday Jun 28, 1972

    On June 27, 1972, the two incorporated Atari, Inc. and soon hired Al Alcorn as their first design engineer. Bushnell asked Alcorn to produce an arcade version of the Magnavox Odyssey's Tennis game, which would be named Pong.




  • St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1972

    Eminem

    Birth

    St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1972

    Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Rae "Debbie" (née Nelson).


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 7, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    One of The Largest Landslide Election Victories In American History

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 7, 1972

    Nixon was ahead in most polls for the entire election cycle, and was reelected on November 7, 1972 in one of the largest landslide election victories in American history. He defeated McGovern with over 60 percent of the popular vote, losing only in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.


  • Greenville, Texas, U.S.
    Friday Dec 1, 1972

    Bart Millard

    Birth

    Greenville, Texas, U.S.
    Friday Dec 1, 1972

    Bart Marshall Millard born in Greenville, Texas.


  • Hockessin, Delaware, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 1972
    12 PM

    Joe Biden

    Family deaths

    Hockessin, Delaware, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 1972
    12 PM

    On December 18, 1972, a few weeks after the election, Biden's wife and one-year-old daughter Naomi were killed in an automobile accident while Christmas shopping in Hockessin, Delaware. Neilia Biden's station wagon was hit by a tractor-trailer truck as she pulled out from an intersection. Biden's sons Beau and Hunter survived the accident and were taken to the hospital in fair condition, Beau with a broken leg and other wounds, and Hunter with a minor skull fracture and other head injuries. Doctors soon said both would make full recoveries. Biden considered resigning to care for them, but was persuaded not to by Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. In later years, Biden commented that the truck driver had been drinking alcohol before the collision, but these allegations have been denied by the driver's family and were never substantiated by the police.


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