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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.




  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Jan 16, 1972

    Justin Trudeau

    Christened

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Jan 16, 1972

    Trudeau was christened with his father's niece Anne Rouleau-Danis as godmother and his mother's brother-in-law Thomas Walker as godfather at Ottawa's Notre Dame Basilica on the afternoon of January 16, 1972, which marked his first public appearance.




  • 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




  • Canada
    Friday Apr 14, 1972

    Justin Trudeau

    Visit of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon

    Canada
    Friday Apr 14, 1972

    On April 14, 1972, Trudeau's father and mother hosted a gala at the National Arts Centre, at which visiting U.S. president Richard M. Nixon said, "I'd like to toast the future prime minister of Canada, to Justin Pierre Trudeau" to which Pierre Elliott Trudeau responded that should his son ever assume the role, he hoped he would have "the grace and skill of the president".




  • Japan
    Sunday Apr 16, 1972

    Yasunari Kawabata

    Death Mystery

    Japan
    Sunday Apr 16, 1972

    On 16 April 1972, Kawabata apparently committed suicide by gassing himself, but a number of close associates and friends, including his widow, consider his death to have been accidental, he mistakenly unplugged the gas tap while preparing a bath.




  • Sarawak, Malaysia
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1972

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Rajang Area Security Command

    Sarawak, Malaysia
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1972

    The Rajang Area Security Command or simply known as RASCOM is a Malaysian security area that covers the area of Rajang River in Sarawak. It was established on 18 April 1972 by the Malaysian government and its main headquarters is located at Sibu.


  • France
    Thursday May 18, 1972

    Edward VIII

    Queen Elizabeth II visited the Windsors

    France
    Thursday May 18, 1972

    On 18 May 1972, Queen Elizabeth II visited the Windsors while on a state visit to France; she spoke with the Duke for fifteen minutes, but only the Duchess appeared with the royal party for a photocall as the Duke was too ill.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 22, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    The President and First Lady Visit to The Soviet Union

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 22, 1972

    Nixon used the improving international environment to address the topic of nuclear peace. Following the announcement of his visit to China, the Nixon administration concluded negotiations for him to visit the Soviet Union. The President and First Lady arrived in Moscow on May 22, 1972 and met with Leonid Brezhnev, the General Secretary of the Communist Party; Alexei Kosygin, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers; and Nikolai Podgorny, the head of state, among other leading Soviet officials.Nixon engaged in intense negotiations with Brezhnev. Out of the summit came agreements for increased trade and two landmark arms control treaties: SALT I, the first comprehensive limitation pact signed by the two superpowers, and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which banned the development of systems designed to intercept incoming missiles. Nixon and Brezhnev proclaimed a new era of "peaceful coexistence". A banquet was held that evening at the Kremlin.


  • 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.


  • Gif-sur-Yvette, Paris, France
    Sunday May 28, 1972

    Edward VIII

    Death

    Gif-sur-Yvette, Paris, France
    Sunday May 28, 1972

    On 28 May 1972, ten days after the Queen's visit, the Duke died at his home in Paris, less than a month before his 78th birthday. His body was returned to Britain, lying in state at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.


  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday May 31, 1972

    Johan Cruyff

    Second European Cup

    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday May 31, 1972

    In 1972, Ajax won a second European Cup, beating Inter Milan 2–0 in the final, with Cruyff scoring both goals.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 5, 1972

    Edward VIII

    The Funeral

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 5, 1972

    The funeral service took place in the chapel on 5 June in the presence of the Queen, the royal family, and the Duchess of Windsor, who stayed at Buckingham Palace during her visit. He was buried in the Royal Burial Ground behind the Royal Mausoleum of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Frogmore.


  • 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.


  • The Democratic party headquarters, Watergate complex, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Jun 17, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    Five Men Were Caught breaking Into The Democratic party Headquarters

    The Democratic party headquarters, Watergate complex, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Jun 17, 1972

    The term Watergate has come to encompass an array of clandestine and often illegal activities undertaken by members of the Nixon administration. Those activities included "dirty tricks," such as bugging the offices of political opponents, and the harassment of activist groups and political figures. The activities were brought to light after five men were caught breaking into the Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972.


  • Bhutan
    Monday Jun 19, 1972

    Flag of Bhutan

    Bhutan flag code of conduct

    Bhutan
    Monday Jun 19, 1972

    On 8 June 1972 the National Assembly of Bhutan approved Resolution 28, bringing into effect National Flag Rules drafted by the Cabinet. The rules have eight provisions covering the description and symbolism of the flag's colouring, fields and design elements. Other rules relate to the size of the flag as well as flag protocol.


  • Marseille, France
    Friday Jun 23, 1972

    Zinedine Zidane

    Birth

    Marseille, France
    Friday Jun 23, 1972

    Zinedine Yazid Zidane was born on 23 June 1972 in La Castellane, Marseille, in Southern France.


  • 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.


  • Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Aug 21, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon was renominated at the 1972 Republican National Convention

    Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Aug 21, 1972

    The following month, Nixon was renominated at the 1972 Republican National Convention. He dismissed the Democratic platform as cowardly and divisive.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Sep 22, 1972

    Johan Cruyff

    Intercontinental Cup

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Sep 22, 1972

    Ajax won the Intercontinental Cup, beating Argentina's Independiente 1–1 in the first game followed by 3–0. The first leg was held on 6 September 1972 at La Doble Visera, home of Independiente, and ended in a 1–1 draw, with goals from Johan Cruyff and Francisco Sá. The return leg was held 22 days later on 28 September 1972 at the Olympic Stadium, which was won by Ajax 3–0.


  • 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).


  • Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Nov 2, 1972

    Hong Kong independence

    Request of the People's Republic of China

    Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Nov 2, 1972

    In the last years of the 1970s into the early 1980s, the question of Hong Kong sovereignty emerged on Hong Kong's political scene as the end of the New Territories lease was approaching. Hong Kong and Macau were both removed from the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories, in which territories on the list would have the right to be independent, on 2 November 1972 by request of the People's Republic of China (PRC).


  • 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.


  • West Berlin, West Germany
    Thursday Dec 7, 1972

    Martin Bormann

    Construction workers uncovered Human Remains near Lehrter Station

    West Berlin, West Germany
    Thursday Dec 7, 1972

    On 7 December 1972, construction workers uncovered human remains near Lehrter station in West Berlin just 12 m (39 ft) from the spot where Krumnow claimed he had buried them. Forensic examiners determined that the size of the skeleton and the shape of the skull were identical to Bormann's. Likewise, the second skeleton was deemed to be Stumpfegger's, since it was of similar height to his last known proportions. Composite photographs, where images of the skulls were overlaid on photographs of the men's faces, were completely congruent.


  • 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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