This Day in History

President Richard Nixson Announces Release of Watergate Tapes

On April 29, 1972, amidst growing suspicion and scandal, President Richard Nixon announced the release of transcripts from the infamous Watergate tapes. This decision marked a turning point in the Watergate scandal, exposing the depths of political espionage and leading to Nixon’s eventual resignation. The revelations from these tapes would forever alter American political discourse, […]

Congress Passes Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is passed by the United States Congress, aiming to guarantee equal rights under the law regardless of sex. Although the ERA ultimately fell short of ratification, its passage in Congress represented a major milestone in the ongoing struggle for gender equality and women’s rights in the United States.

Legendary Ziggy Stardust Debuts

On February 10, 1972, the iconic persona Ziggy Stardust, created by David Bowie, made its debut at the Toby Jug Pub in Tolworth, England, marking a pivotal moment in music history. Bowie’s electrifying performance as Ziggy captivated audiences and laid the groundwork for a cultural phenomenon that continues to inspire generations.

Atari Announces the Release of “Pong”

The video game industry took a significant leap on November 29th, 1972, when Atari announced the release of “Pong.” This simple yet revolutionary game marked the beginning of the electronic gaming era.

Watergate

Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President to resign from office, following the Watergate scandal that shook the nation’s political landscape.