Francisco Franco died after 39 years in power. On September 29,a cyclone in the Bay of Bengalin the Indian state of Odishakilled 10, The dictatorship in Spain ended. However, the gender role of men remained as that of a breadwinner. The Green Revolution of the late s brought about self-sufficiency in food in many developing economies.
Other common global ethos of the s world included increasingly flexible and varied gender roles for women in industrialized societies. InErich Honecker was chosen to lead East Germanya role he would fill for the whole of the s and s.
The storm remains to date the deadliest tropical cyclone in world history. The Munich massacre takes place at the Summer Olympics in MunichGermany, where Palestinians belonging to the terrorist group Black September organization kidnapped and murdered eleven Israeli athletes.
Rise in the use of terrorism by militant organizations across the world. Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative party rose to power in the United Kingdom ininitiating a neoliberal economic policy of reducing government spending, weakening the power of trade unions, and promoting economic and trade liberalization.
On April 13,the Lebanese Civil War began. Amid allegations of corruption, mental and physical abuse by Jones on his followers, and denying them the right to leave Jonestown, a Congressional committee visited Guyana to investigate in November However, various sources claim about 1, But only 33 days later, he was found dead, and the Catholic Church had to elect another pope.
On January 5,the 7. If East Germans had enough money to procure a television set, a telephone, or a Trabant automobile, they were placed on waiting lists which caused them to wait as much as a decade for the item in question. By the end of the s, signs of social and economic stagnation were becoming very pronounced.
All on the PSA aircraft, both pilots of the Cessna, and 7 people on the ground total were killed. Radical American groups existed as well, such as the Weather Underground and the Symbionese Liberation Army, but they never achieved the size or strength of their European counterparts.
He was the first non-Italian pope since Violence continued in Northern Ireland and the Middle East. The Iranian revolution also affected global attitudes to and among those of the Muslim faith toward the end of the s.
Pinochet would remain the dictator of Chile until The hostages were later released, but the planes were blown up. The Socialist and Communist parties were legalised. The Soviet Union under the leadership of Leonid Brezhnevhaving the largest armed forces and largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world, pursued an agenda to lessen tensions with its rival superpowerthe United States, for most of the seventies.
On July 16,he assumed the presidency cementing his rise to power. On November 10,the U. In IraqSaddam Hussein began to rise to power by helping to modernize the country. People were deeply influenced by the rapid pace of societal change and the aspiration for a more egalitarian society in cultures that were long colonized and have an even longer history of hierarchical social structure.
Off the coast of GuamTip became the largest and most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded, with a gale diameter of almost 1, miles, mph winds, and a record intensity of millibars. On September 6,the world witnessed the beginnings of modern rebellious fighting in what is today called as Skyjack Sunday.
InMao Zedong and Zhou Enlai both died, beginning a new era. His presidency led to the breaking off of a Syrian -Iraqi unification, which had been sought under his predecessor Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr and would lead to the Iran—Iraq War starting in the s.
On April 3,the Super Outbreak occurred in the U. On April 4,the rear loading ramp on a USAF Lockheed C-5 Galaxy blew open mid-flightcausing explosive decompression that crippled the aircraft. Martial law declared — Attempted coup in Iran, backed by the United States, to overthrow the interim governmentwhich had come to power after the Iranian Revolution.
On May 31,the Ancash earthquake caused a landslide that buried the town of Yungay, Peru ; more than 47, people were killed. In Guyanathe Rev. Jim Jones led several hundred people from the United States to establish a Utopian Marxist commune in the jungle named Jonestown.
On March 28,Three Mile Island accident. South African activist Steve Biko dies in Suriname was granted independence from the Netherlands on November 25, Pamela Abbott and Claire Wallace Pamela Abbott Director of the Centre for Equality and Diversity at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Overview. In the 21st century, historians have increasingly portrayed the s as a "pivot of change" in world history focusing especially on the economic upheavals, following the end of the postwar economic boom. In the Western world, social progressive values that began in the s, such as increasing political awareness and economic liberty of women, continued to grow.Download