Monday, March 23, 2009

Way back 1975.....

In 1975...
Cost of a gallon of Gas $ 0.44

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 9.2%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 858

Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 7.25%

Oil goes over $13.00 per barrel

New York City avoids bankruptcy when President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3 billion loan

The Unemployment Rate in the US reaches 9.2% and recession is recognized by President Ford

Jimmy Hoffa ex teamsters boss disappears never to be seen again

Patti Hearst Becomes Most Wanted and is Arrested for armed robbery

London underground train crashed into a brick wall on February 28th at Moorgate in London's financial district

Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins

Bill Gates and Paul Allen develop a BASIC program for the Altair 8800

The name "Micro-soft" (for microcomputer software) and Microsoft becomes a registered trademark

NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.

US Apollo and Soviet Soyuz 9 spacecraft link up in space and Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts shake hands

BIC launches first disposable Razor

Sony introduces Betamax videotapes and Matsushita / JVC introduce VHS

Here's the bikes with a special appearance by Evel Knievel

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