Look what happened the 1971.

Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (9. February 1971)

Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing. (9. February 1971)

Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters. (11. February 1971)

Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos. (13. February 1971)

The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day. (15. February 1971)

The United States Emergency Broadcast System is accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert. (20. February 1971)

The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna. (21. February 1971)

The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman. (24. February 1971)

The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online. (25. February 1971)

U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day. (26. February 1971)

Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati. (27. February 1971)

A bomb explodes in a men's room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility. (1. March 1971)

President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan. (1. March 1971)

The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns. (12. March 1971)

In Peru a landslide crashed into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 people at the mining camp of Chungar. (18. March 1971)

Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians. (25. March 1971)

The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos. (25. March 1971)

East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins. (26. March 1971)

My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison. (29. March 1971)

A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers. (29. March 1971)

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