History Quiz / Things, phenomenon and events from the 1970s

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Numerous sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the communist Khmer Rouge regime in 1975-79
The military coup in Portugal in 1974 which overthrew the regime of the Estado Novo got this nickname
Scandal revolving around the exposure of an East German spy within the West German government, leading to the resignation of chancellor Willy Brandt in 1974
Conflict in southeast Zaire in 1977 between communist rebels and Mobutus army who received significant international support
Members of the fascist party in Spain from the 30s to 1975
Tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and India in 1970, killing 500 000
The first hand-held cell phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Dr Martin Cooper of this company in 1973
This first successfully mass marketed personal computer was introduced in 1977
918 people from Peoples Temple killed themselves in this community in Guyana in 1978
Short name of the Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, Police, and Territorial Army that ruled Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987, when it was abolished by Mengistu
Secret Vietnam War report who were leaked to the New York Times in 1971 by Daniel Ellsberg
Term that refers to the Jordanian Civil War 1970-71 between King Hussains troops and PLO
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The largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded who razed the western Pacific Ocean in 1979
Series of confrontations between the UK and Iceland 1958-76, regarding fishing rights in the North Atlantic
Short war in 1973 started by Egypt and Syria who wanted to regain the Sinai and the Golan Heights respectively. Ended in a Israeli military victory
American racehorse that, in 1973, became the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in 25 years, and set race records in all three events, records that still stands today
New religious movement founded in 1955 by Jim Jones, best known for organizing mass murder/suicide of 918 in Guyana in 1978
The ruling house of Iran 1925-79. Until the monarchy was overthrown as a result of the Iranian Revolution
A series of protests led by students in South Africa in 1976, as a respons to the forced introduction of Afrikaans in schools
New York nightclub 1977-81 when it was sold by founders and creators Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. It was called the most famous nightclub of all time
The collective name of four people who were convicted for a eponymus London pub bombing in 1974. The convictions were reversed in 1989
French word for relaxation of tensions whch described the U.S.-Soviet relations during the 1970s
Anita Roddick founded in 1976 this cosmetics company

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