4th of July, 1972

Knowles Family Reunion, Park City, Kansas, July 4,1972

Happy 4th of July, celebrants in the US and elsewhere! On this American holiday I thought we’d cast ourselves back in time to the 1970s and relive days gone by. Last year we took a look at the Bicentennial celebrations occurring on July 4, 1976. This time around we head back 40 years to the quieter party that was Tuesday, July 4, 1972.

On this day at 10 AM, simultaneous announcements were made by North Korea and South Korea that the nations had negotiated an agreement to discuss unification.

The New York Mets beat the San Diego Padres 2 to 0 in a “1-hitter” at Shea Stadium.

Secretariat ran fourth at Aqueduct, “the poorest placing of Secretariat’s career.”

TV and Super 8:

NBC News report for July 4, 1972 – Nixon in San Clemente

ABC News report for July 4, 1972 – “In America, South Vietnamese soldiers are trained to fly helicopters.”

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And for kicks – here’s Arroyo “Gildzen” Chamisa‘s YouTube video of a party held in Twin Lakes, OH on the 4th, 1972.

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