1970s World History

Can you name the historical world events that occurred between 1970-1979?

April 10, 1970The Beatles break up after this member publicly quits.
October 5, 1970This new Egyptian president is elected after the death of Gamal Nasser.
November 12, 1970This former French president is buried.
January 25, 1971This general seizes power through a coup d'état in Uganda.
April 25, 1971This country secedes from the eastern part of Pakistan.
August 2, 1971 This US foreign affairs bureau admits it has a 30,000 man army in Laos.
June 17, 1972There is a break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters, leading to this scandal.
September 5, 1972 A terrorist organization kills 11 Israeli athletes in this Olympic host city.
June 8, 1973This famous Spanish painter who helped create the Cubist movement dies.
September 11, 1973This Chilean president is overthrown and dies in a US-backed coup d'état.
October 6, 1973A war begins between Israel and the Arab states on this Jewish holy day.
June 14, 1974This doctor announces his special maneuver to help choking victims.
April 13, 1975A civil war begins in this country that lasts until 1990.
April 17, 1975This totalitarian ruling party, led by Pol Pot, seizes control in Cambodia.
July 4, 1976This country celebrates 200 years of independence.
September 18, 1976This leader, known as the father of modern communism, dies in China.
August 16, 1977This man, known as the King of Rock 'n' Roll, dies at his home in Memphis.
October 16, 1978This first non-Italian pope in over 400 years is elected.
February 26, 1979This imam returns to Iran from exile in Paris.
March 31, 1979These two Middle Eastern countries sign a peace agreement that still holds today.
May 3, 1979This woman is elected Prime Minister of the UK.
June 18, 1979This treaty between the US and USSR, aimed at reducing nuclear weapons, is signed.
July 25, 1979These Nicaraguan rebels take over the government of President Somoza.
November 4, 1979The US Embassy in this country is taken over and 60 Americans are held hostage.
December 26, 1979The USSR invades this Central Asian country.
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