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  •  Chicago 7 Are Acquitted Of Conspiracy To Riot 5 Found Guilty Of Lesser Charges 
  • South Whites Storm Bus To Prevent integration 
  •  National Guard Opens Fire Killing Four Students At Kent State University 
  •  Nixon Asks Vote For 18 Years Olds 
  •  747 With 379 Aboard Hijacked To Cuba 
  •  Soviet Cosmonauts Set New Record Of 17 Days In Space 
  •   Nation Celebrates Earth Day 
  •  Stocks rise 32.04 in record day 
  •  Penn Central asks for bankruptcy reorganization 
  •  New York Abortion law takes effect, most liberal in US 
  •  200,00 Are killed in East Pakistan Cyclone Tidal Wave 
  •  Guitarist Jimi Hendrix dies
  •  Singer Janis Joplin dies 
  •   Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty goes into affect 
  •   Senate Curbs Defacto School Segregation 

  • Biafra surrenders after 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria (Jan. 12).
  • Rhodesia severs last tie with British Crown and declares itself a racially segregated republic (March 1).
  • US troops invade Cambodia (May 1).
  • A Palestinian revolt erupts in Jordan. Forces loyal to King Hussein suppress the revolt and expel the PLO from the country.
  • Earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Peru (May 31).
  • Egyptian President Nasser dies and is replaced by Anwar el-Sadat.
  • Tonga (June 4) and Fiji (Oct. 10) gain independence from Britain.

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  • Sports

    Super Bowl
    Kansas City d. Minnesota (23-7)

    World Series
    Baltimore d. Cincinnati (4-1)

    NBA Championship
    New York d. LA Lakers (4-3)

    Stanley Cup
    Boston d. St. Louis (4-0)

    Women: Margaret Court d. B.J. King (14-12 11-9)
    Men: John Newcombe d. K. Rosewall (5-7 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-1)

    Kentucky Derby Champion
    Dust Commander

    NCAA Basketball Championship
    UCLA d. Jacksonville (80-69)

    NCAA Football Champions
    Nebraska (AP, FW) (11-0-1); Texas (UPI, NFF-tie), (10-1-0) & Ohio St. (NFF-tie), (9-1-0)

    World Cup
    Brazil d. Italy (4-1)