Year 1973 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 22 Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
  • Jan 23 US President Richard Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
  • Jan 27 US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and military draft
  • Mar 8 The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country
  • Apr 3 1st mobile phone call is made in downtown Manhattan, NYC by Motorola employee Martin Cooper to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey
  • Apr 4 World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories). Later destroyed in 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • May 17 Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings
  • Oct 17 OPEC oil ministers use oil as an economic weapon in the Arab-Israeli War, mandating a cut in exports and recommending an embargo against unfriendly states [1]
  • Oct 30 The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time
  • Dec 15 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
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Historical Marriages

  • Apr 18 American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby
  • May 26 Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)
  • Jun 16 Talk show host Jerry Springer (29) weds Micki Velton

Historical Divorces

  • Oct 9 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
  • Nov 16 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

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