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The Year Is 1971

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President  Richard Nixon

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Vice President  Spiro Agnew

 

Current Events

disney.jpg (3067 bytes) Disney World opens in Orlando Florida at a cost of $500 - $600 million vietnam.jpg (2489 bytes) U.S. turns over ground war to Vietnamese
amtrak.jpg (3404 bytes) Amtrak begins operations 26th.jpg (3318 bytes) The 26th Amendment gives 18 year olds the right to vote

 

Movies

french.jpg (4179 bytes) The French Connection (Best Picture) with Gene Hackman (Best Actor) dirtyharry.jpg (2879 bytes) Dirty Harry with Clint Eastwood
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A Clockwork Orange with Malcom McDowell and Patrick McGee

lastpicture.jpg (2654 bytes) The Last Picture Show with Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges

 

Television

family.jpg (4589 bytes) All in the Family

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Sanford and Son

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The Flip Wilson Show marcus.jpg (4552 bytes) Marcus Welby, M.D.

 

Music

stairway.jpg (3134 bytes) Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin maggie.jpg (2983 bytes) Maggie May by Rod Stewart
joy.jpg (1570 bytes) Joy to the World by Three Dog Night osmonds.jpg (4080 bytes) One Bad Apple by the Osmonds
carolking.jpg (2829 bytes) It’s Too Late by Carol King tony.jpg (3769 bytes) Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando and Dawn
superstar.jpg (3565 bytes) Jesus Christ Superstar

 

Cost of Living

(In 2004 dollars)

house.jpg (3950 bytes) New house  $25,200.00

($115,200)

money.jpg (4113 bytes) Average income  $10,622.00

($48,861.20)

car.jpg (5427 bytes) New car   $3,560.00

($16,376)

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Gold per ounce   $41.25

($189.75)

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Minimum wage 

$ 1.60

($7.36)

milkman.jpg (4699 bytes) Gallon of milk  $ 1.17

($5.38)

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Gallon of gas  $0.36

($1.66)

bread.jpg (2388 bytes) Cost of bread  $0.25

($1.15)

 

Sports Champions

colts.jpg (4031 bytes) Super Bowl -- Baltimore Colts pirates.jpg (2329 bytes) World Series -- Pittsburgh Pirates
bucks.jpg (3667 bytes) NBA -- Milwaukee Bucks ucla.jpg (2319 bytes) NCAA Basketball -- UCLA
montreal.jpg (4085 bytes) Stanley Cup -- Montreal Canadians trevino.jpg (4805 bytes) US Open Golf -- Lee Trevino
heisman.jpg (2093 bytes) Heisman Trophy -- Pat Sullivan, Auburn marathon.jpg (3588 bytes) Boston Marathon -- Alvaro Mejia (2 hrs. 18 mins. 45 secs.)
derby.jpg (2295 bytes) Kentucky Derby -- Canonero II boxing.jpg (4815 bytes) Boxing -- Joe Frazier defeats Cassius Clay
unser.jpg (4114 bytes) Indianapolis 500 -- Al Unser
 

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