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1975 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

42nd Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  Dr. Lauris Jones conducting
Russian born composer, Dmitry Shostakovich dies

POLITICS

The U. S. Mint creates a special dollar, half-dollar and quarter-dollar coin to commemorate the bicentennial celebration of the Declaration of Independence.
Lebanon breaks out in Civil War.
Poi Pot becomes the Communist Dictator of Cambodia
Spanish dictator, Franco, dies
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman leader of the British Conservative party.
The Vietnam war ends as Communist forces take control of Saigon
New York City narrowly avoids bankruptcy
US pulls out of Cambodia
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated
The United Kingdom institutes the Sex Discrimination and Equal Pay act
Angola gains independence from Portugal
Indira Ghandi, Prime Minister of India, is found guilty of political corruption
Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands
Tuvalu gains independence from Great Britain
Mozambique gains independence from Portugal

POINTS OF INTEREST

The laser printer is invented
The personal computer is invented
The first ever strike by doctors in the United States occurs
Ex teamster boss, Jimmy Hoffa, disappears and is never seen again
Construction of the Trans-Alaska pipeline begins
Microsoft becomes a registered trademark
Betamax and VHS videotapes are introduced

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