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Dated Events

  • Real World: February 11. Japan launches its first satellite into orbit, making it the fourth nation on Earth to do so.
  • Real World: March 5. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, signed by 43 nations, goes into effect.
  • Real World: April 11. The ill-fated Apollo 13 mission is launched. After suffering near-disaster, they return to Earth on April 17.
  • Real World: May 4. Four students killed by National Guardsmen during riots at Kent State University.

Undated Events

New Fictional Works

Notable Books

I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein, Ringworld by Larry Niven, The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart.

Notable Films

Beneath the Planet of the Apes, The Phantom Tollbooth, Crimes of the Future.

Notable Comic Books

Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76; Conan the Barbarian #1; Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen #134 (first Darkseid).

Notable Television Series

  • Beginning: UFO.
  • Continuing: Dark Shadows (Season 5), Doctor Who (Season 8), Night Gallery (Season 2).
  • Ending: The Adventures of Batman, The Adventures of Gulliver, Here Comes the Grump, The Invaders, Land of the Giants, Sky Hawks.

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