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  • Snowmass Village, Colorado, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 12, 1975

    Ted Bundy

    Caryn Eileen Campbell

    Snowmass Village, Colorado, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 12, 1975

    In 1975, Bundy shifted much of his criminal activity eastward, from his base in Utah to Colorado. On January 12, a 23-year-old registered nurse named Caryn Eileen Campbell disappeared while walking down a well-lit hallway between the elevator and her room at the Wildwood Inn (now the Wildwood Lodge) in Snowmass Village, 400 miles (640 km) southeast of Salt Lake City. Her nude body was found a month later next to a dirt road just outside the resort. She had been killed by blows to her head from a blunt instrument that left distinctive linear grooved depressions on her skull; her body also bore deep cuts from a sharp weapon.




  • Schenectady, New York, U.S.
    Monday Jan 13, 1975

    Andrew Yang

    Birth

    Schenectady, New York, U.S.
    Monday Jan 13, 1975

    Yang was born in Schenectady, New York, on January 13, 1975. His parents were from Taiwan and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1960s. They met while they were both in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His father graduated with a Ph.D. in physics and worked in the research labs of IBM and General Electric, generating over 69 patents in his career. His mother graduated with a master's degree in statistics and became a systems administrator at a local university. Yang has an older brother, Lawrence, who is a psychology professor.




  • Vail, Colorado, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 15, 1975

    Ted Bundy

    Julie Cunningham

    Vail, Colorado, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 15, 1975

    On March 15, 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Snowmass, Vail ski instructor Julie Cunningham, 26 years old, disappeared while walking from her apartment to a dinner date with a friend. Bundy later told Colorado investigators that he approached Cunningham on crutches and asked her to help carry his ski boots to his car, where he clubbed and handcuffed her, then assaulted and strangled her at a secondary site near Rifle, 90 miles (140 km) west of Vail. Weeks later, he made the six-hour drive from Salt Lake City to revisit her remains.




  • Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 30, 1975

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Easter Sunday Massacre

    Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 30, 1975

    James Urban Ruppert, is an American murderer, who was responsible for one of the deadliest shootings inside a private residence in US history. On Easter Sunday, March 30, 1975, Ruppert murdered 11 family members in his mother's house at 635 Minor Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio in what has been referred to as the "Easter Sunday Massacre." He is serving two life sentences at the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio.




  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Apr 4, 1975

    Microsoft

    Establishment

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Apr 4, 1975

    Gates and Allen officially established Microsoft on April 4, 1975, with Gates as the CEO. The original name of "Micro-Soft" (short for microcomputer software) was suggested by Allen.




  • Grand Junction, Colorado, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 6, 1975

    Ted Bundy

    Denise Lynn Oliverson

    Grand Junction, Colorado, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 6, 1975

    Denise Lynn Oliverson, 25, disappeared near the Utah–Colorado border in Grand Junction on April 6 while riding her bicycle to her parents' house; her bike and sandals were found under a viaduct near a railroad bridge.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 1975

    Vietnam War

    A Televised Speech

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 1975

    President Gerald Ford had given a televised speech on 23 April, declaring an end to the Vietnam War and all U.S. aid. Frequent Wind continued around the clock, as North Vietnamese tanks breached defenses on the outskirts of Saigon.


  • Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.
    Tuesday May 6, 1975

    Ted Bundy

    Lynette Dawn Culver

    Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.
    Tuesday May 6, 1975

    On May 6, Bundy lured 12-year-old Lynette Dawn Culver from Alameda Junior High School in Pocatello, Idaho, 160 miles (255 km) north of Salt Lake City. He drowned and then sexually assaulted her in his hotel room, before disposing of her body in a river north of Pocatello.


  • Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
    Thursday May 15, 1975

    Ted Bundy

    Bundy's Washington State DES coworkers visited him in Salt Lake City

    Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
    Thursday May 15, 1975

    In mid-May, three of Bundy's Washington State DES coworkers, including Carole Ann Boone, visited him in Salt Lake City and stayed for a week in his apartment.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jun 20, 1975

    Steven Spielberg

    Steven's First Blockbuster

    U.S.
    Friday Jun 20, 1975

    Studio producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown offered Spielberg the director's chair for Jaws, a thriller-horror film based on the Peter Benchley novel about an enormous killer shark. Spielberg has often referred to the gruelling shoot as his professional crucible. Despite the film's ultimate, enormous success, it was nearly shut down due to delays and budget over-runs. But Spielberg persevered and finished the film. It was an enormous hit, winning three Academy Awards (for editing, original score and sound) and grossing more than $470 million worldwide at the box office. Jaws made Spielberg a household name and one of America's youngest multi-millionaires.


  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 28, 1975

    Ted Bundy

    Susan Curtis

    Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 28, 1975

    On June 28, Susan Curtis vanished from the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, 45 miles (70 km) south of Salt Lake City. Curtis' murder became Bundy's last confession, tape-recorded moments before he entered the execution chamber. The bodies of Wilcox, Kent, Cunningham, Oliverson, Culver, and Curtis were never recovered.


  • Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Hoffa stopped in Pontiac

    Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    On July 30, 1975, Hoffa stopped in Pontiac at the office of his close friend Louis Linteau, a former president of Teamsters Local 614 who now ran a limousine service.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Hoffa's wife called the police

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975

    On July 31, 1975, Hoffa's wife called the police, who later arrived at the scene. State police were brought in and the FBI was alerted.


  • Granger, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 16, 1975

    Ted Bundy

    Bundy was arrested

    Granger, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 16, 1975

    On August 16, 1975, Bundy was arrested by Utah Highway Patrol officer Bob Hayward in Granger (another Salt Lake City suburb). The police did not have sufficient evidence to detain Bundy, and he was released on his own recognizance. Bundy later said that searchers missed a hidden collection of Polaroid photographs of his victims, which he destroyed after he was released.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1975

    Ted Bundy

    Thompson flew to Seattle with two other detectives to interview Kloepfer

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1975

    Salt Lake City police placed Bundy on 24-hour surveillance, and Thompson flew to Seattle with two other detectives to interview Kloepfer. She told them that in the year prior to Bundy's move to Utah, she had discovered objects that she "couldn't understand" in her house and in Bundy's apartment. These items included crutches, a bag of plaster of Paris that he admitted stealing from a medical supply house, and a meat cleaver that was never used for cooking. Additional objects included surgical gloves, an Oriental knife in a wooden case that he kept in his glove compartment, and a sack full of women's clothing. Bundy was perpetually in debt, and Kloepfer suspected that he had stolen almost everything of significant value that he possessed. When she confronted him over a new TV and stereo, he warned her, "If you tell anyone, I'll break your fucking neck." She said Bundy became "very upset" whenever she considered cutting her hair, which was long and parted in the middle. She would sometimes awaken in the middle of the night to find him under the bed covers with a flashlight, examining her body. He kept a lug wrench, taped halfway up the handle, in the trunk of her car—another Volkswagen Beetle, which he often borrowed—"for protection". The detectives confirmed that Bundy had not been with Kloepfer on any of the nights during which the Pacific Northwest victims had vanished, nor on the day Ott and Naslund were abducted. Shortly thereafter, Kloepfer was interviewed by Seattle homicide detective Kathy McChesney, and learned of the existence of Stephanie Brooks and her brief engagement to Bundy around Christmas 1973.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Oct 2, 1975

    Ted Bundy

    Detectives put Bundy into a lineup

    U.S.
    Thursday Oct 2, 1975

    On October 2, detectives put Bundy into a lineup. DaRonch immediately identified him as "Officer Roseland", and witnesses from Bountiful recognized him as the stranger at the high school auditorium. There was insufficient evidence to link him to Debra Kent (whose body was never found, though a skeletal fragment found near the school was later identified as Kent's by DNA analysis). There was more than enough evidence to charge him with aggravated kidnapping and attempted criminal assault in the DaRonch case. He was freed on $15,000 bail, paid by his parents, and spent most of the time between indictment and trial in Seattle, living in Kloepfer's house. Seattle police had insufficient evidence to charge him in the Pacific Northwest murders but kept him under close surveillance. "When Ted and I stepped out on the porch to go somewhere," Kloepfer wrote, "so many unmarked police cars started up that it sounded like the beginning of the Indy 500."


  • U.S.
    Monday Nov 10, 1975

    United Nations

    United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379

    U.S.
    Monday Nov 10, 1975

    Third World nations organized into the Group of 77 coalition under the leadership of Algeria, which briefly became a dominant power at the UN. On 10 November 1975, a bloc comprising the USSR and Third World nations passed a resolution, over the strenuous US and Israeli opposition, declaring Zionism to be racism; the resolution was repealed on 16 December 1991, shortly after the end of the Cold War.


  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Nov 14, 1975

    Russell Bufalino

    The police stopped a car driven by Bufalino

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Nov 14, 1975

    The police stopped a car driven by Bufalino, whose passengers included Genovese and three other men, at a roadblock as they left the estate; Bufalino said that he had come to visit his sick friend, Barbara. All those apprehended were fined, up to $10,000 each, and given prison sentences ranging from three to five years.


  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 29, 1975

    Black Friday

    "The busiest shopping and traffic day of the year"

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 29, 1975

    Use of the phrase spread slowly, first appearing in The New York Times on November 29, 1975, in which it still refers specifically to "the busiest shopping and traffic day of the year" in Philadelphia. Although it soon became more widespread, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in 1985 that retailers in Cincinnati and Los Angeles were still unaware of the term.


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