An anniversary-style retro mindset list
With that in mind, he created a retrospective mindset list about what was happening in the world in his first year at Beloit.
- The first Starbucks opens.
- The 26th Amendment passes – lowering the voting age to 18.
- A first-class postage stamp is 8 cents; a gallon of gas costs 40 cents.
- Bobby Orr signs the first million-dollar contract in NHL history.
- Popular movies are A Clockwork Orange, The French Connection, Dirty Harry, Shaft.
- The Pentagon Papers are published.
- Billie Jean King is the first female athlete to win $100,000 in a single year.
- Intel introduces the 4004, the world’s first microprocessor.
- New stock index opens: NASDAQ.
- Greenpeace is formally established.
- NPR broadcasts for the first time.
- Federal Express begins operations.
- Sean Connery played James Bond.
- Cigarette ads on radio and television are banned.