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1972 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

39th Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  Dr. Lauris Jones conducting

POLITICS

Taiwan loses its seat as a standing member of the United Nations.
The Olympic games go to Munich, Germany
The Israeli Olympic team is taken hostage by a group identifying themselves as "Black September".  Eleven athletes and their coaches were massacred.
The Winter Olympics are held in Sapporo, Japan
Political Scandal is uncovered in the Watergate Scandal, implicating several of President Nixon's closest advisors and stretching to cover the President himself.
Gunmen open fire on Lod International Airport in Tel Aviv
British army kills 13 unarmed Roman Catholic civil rights marchers in Derry, Ireland
British government declares a state of emergency after miners go on strike
USA passes he equal rights amendment, declaring equality for the sexes
World leaders agree to ban biological warfare
Idi Amin expels Asians from Uganda
Bangladesh gains independence from Pakistan
Cameroon gains independence from France and Britain

POINTS OF INTEREST

Bingol, Turkey is hit with a major earthquake and most of the town is destroyed
The town of Ghir,  Iraq leaves 5000 dead
Hurricane Agnes hits the US east coast
16 air crash survivors are rescued after being forced to resort to cannibalism to survive
The town of Managua, capital of Nicaragua, is struck by an earthquake, which kills between 5000-10,000 inhabitants
Smallpox breaks out in Yugoslavia
Pilots organize world-wide strike to protest piracy, hijacking and lack of government intervention
The Star of Sierra Lone, largest known diamond, is unearthed, weighing in at 969.8 carats
Digital watches are invented
HBO is launched

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