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Events of 1971

Published: 1971
Play UPI Radio 1971
President Richard Nixon escorts West German Chancellor Willy Brandt past an honor guard on his arrival for a conference in Key Biscayne, FL., on December 28, 1971. (UPI Photo/Files)
Announcer: 1971 was a year of changes, changes that may have set the course for the reminder of the decade; changes: war in Pakistan, Red China and the United Nations.

Unknown Speaker: "...In favor 76, opposed 35, abstention 17. The Resolution adopted. The Government of People's Republic of China will be notified accordingly."

Announcer: Changes: Great Britain and the common market, economy in the United States.

President Richard M. Nixon: "I am today ordering a freeze on all prices and wages throughout the United States for a period of 90 days."

Announcer: Changes--a vote for 18-year-old Americans, a politician and his party.

Mayor John Lindsay: "This morning at Gracie Mansion, Mrs. Lindsay and I enrolled in the Democratic Party."

Announcer: And where change wasn't made, it was demanded: Attica and Rahway Prisons.

Unknown Speaker: "Why? Because we have 35 lives, not hostages. A moment's hesitation will cost you their lives. Don't play with us."

Announcer: And so it was in 1971, a year of changes.

Announcer: The Audio Network of United Press International presents 1971 in Review, a documentary in sound of the major news events of the year. You'll hear the voices of the newsmakers, the sounds of history being made. You'll relive and remember the year 1971.

© 1971 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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