Sunday, July 5, 2009

~More 1973~

A ceasefire is signed, ending involvement of American ground troops in the Vietnam War. (Jan. 28).

US bombing of Cambodia ends, marking official halt to 12 years of combat activity in Southeast Asia (Aug. 15).

Nixon, on national TV, accepts responsibility, but not blame, for Watergate; accepts resignations of H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, fires John W. Dean III as counsel (April 30).

Spiro T. Agnew resigns as Vice President and then pleads no contest to charges of evasion of income taxes while Governor of Maryland (Oct. 10).

In the "Saturday Night Massacre," Nixon fires special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus; Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson resigns (Oct. 20).

The Harder They Come, American Graffiti, The Exorcist, The Sting, Last Tango in Paris

Daniel Boorstin, The Americans: The Democratic Experience, Vol. 3
Duke Ellington, Music is My Mistress
Thomas McGuane, Ninety-Two in the Shade
Czeslaw Milosz, Selected Poems
Joyce Carol Oates, Do With Me What You Will
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

1 comment:

Kathryn Magendie said...

1973! I was in high school - wearing bellbottoms and long long hair parted in the middle!


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