wicked woman wrote:What made me smile was conversation with said daughter about us not expecting an anniversery present from her (40 yrs so we are taking the family out to dinner). She looked at me gone out and told me she had no intention of buying one. Girl never does what I think she will.
HAPPY RUBY ANNIVERSARY MR AND MRS WICKED !
40 years! What? Did you get married when you were like 6? Takes the term child bride to a whole new level hun.
Do you have a wedding pic to show us?
What else happened in 1972? (random)
-The first scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) is introduced (price $395).
-U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.
-Fears are growing about the economy of the United Kingdom, where unemployment is now exceeding 1 million for the first time since World War II
-Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi is discovered in Guam; he had spent 28 years in the jungle.
-Yugoslavian air stewardess Vesna Vulović is the only survivor when her plane crashes in Czechoslovakia. She survives after falling 10,160 meters (33,330 feet) in the tail section of the aircraft.
-The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is set up on the lawn of Parliament House in Canberra.
-Bloody Sunday: The British Army kills 14 unarmed nationalist civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland. (A lot more major entries for the troubles in this year as well)
-Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations, and begins a nuclear weapons programme.
Mariner 9 sends pictures as it orbits Mars.
-The British government declares a state of emergency over a miners' strike
-The Cod Wars start up between Britain and Iceland
-The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
-Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain in the U.S.
-The 92nd U.S. Congress votes to send the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
-The Godfather is released in cinemas in the United States.
-The last trolleybus system in the United Kingdom closes in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire after over 60 years of -operation.
-The first Boston Marathon in which women are officially allowed to compete.
-The Burundian Genocide against the Hutu begins; more than 500,000 Hutus die.
-Okinawa is returned to Japan after 27 years of United States Military occupation.
-In Rome, Laszlo Toth attacks Michelangelo's "Pietà" statue with a sledgehammer, shouting that he is Jesus Christ.
-Ceylon becomes the republic of Sri Lanka under prime minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, when its new constitution is ratified.
-The Magnavox Odyssey video game system is first demoed, marking the dawn of the video game age; it goes on sale to the public in August.
-Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT I treaty in Moscow, as well as the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and other agreements.
-Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
-Staines air disaster: 118 die when a Trident 1 jet airliner crashes 2 minutes after take off from London Heathrow Airport.
-Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney co-found Atari.
-The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the death penalty is unconstitutional.
-U.S. actress Jane Fonda tours North Vietnam, during which she is photographed sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun.
-A brilliant, daytime meteor skips off the Earth's atmosphere due to an Apollo asteroid streaking over the western US into Canada.
-The last U.S. ground troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.
-The 1972 Summer Olympics are held in Munich, West Germany.Munich Massacre: Eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 ---Summer Olympics in Munich are murdered after 8 members of the Arab terrorist group Black September invade the Olympic Village; 5 guerillas and 1 policeman are also killed in a failed hostage rescue.
-Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos issues Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law.
-The first publication reporting the production of a recombinant DNA molecule marks the birth of modern molecular biology methodology.
-Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571: A Fairchild FH-227D passenger aircraft transporting a rugby union team crashes at about 14,000' in the Andes mountain range, near the Argentina/Chile border. Sixteen of the survivors are found alive December 20 but they have had to resort to cannibalism to survive. (In fact the list of major airline crashes goes on and on and on and on in this year.... safety certainly has come a long way)
-The first female FBI agents are hired.
-At a scientific meeting in Honolulu, Herbert Boyer and Stanley N. Cohen conceive the concept of recombinant DNA. They publish their results in November 1973 in PNAS. Separately in 1972, Paul Berg also recombines DNA in a test tube. Recombinant DNA technology has dramatically changed the field of biological sciences, especially biotechnology, and opened the door to genetically modified organisms.
-The last executions in Paris, France. Roger Bontems and Claude Buffet – the Clairvaux Mutineers – were guillotined at La Sante Prison by chief executioner Andre Obrecht (already suffering from Parkinson's Disease). Bontems had been found innocent of murder by the court, but as Buffet's accomplice was condemned to death anyway. President Georges Pompidou, -in private an abolitionist, upheld both death sentences in deference to French public opinion.
-Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with the release of their seminal arcade version of Pong, the first game to achieve commercial success.
-The "tea house" Mellow Yellow opens on the Amstel River in Amsterdam, pioneering the legal sale of cannabis in the Netherlands
-Edward Gough Whitlam becomes the first Labor Party Prime Minister of Australia for 23 years. He is sworn in on 5 December and his first action using executive power is to withdraw all Australian personnel from the Vietnam War.
-Apollo 17 (Gene Cernan, Ronald Evans, Harrison Schmitt), the last manned Moon mission to date, is launched.
-Imelda Marcos is stabbed and seriously wounded by an assailant; her bodyguards shoot him.
-The US ban on the pesticide DDT takes effect.
-The last major epidemic of smallpox in Europe breaks out in Yugoslavia.
-The United Kingdom begin to train Special Air Service for anti-terrorist duties.
-Worship of Norse gods is officially approved in Iceland.
Mr and Mrs Wicked get married.