The decade of the 70s begins with a roar. Henkels & McCoy contracts to plow cable to the top of Pike’s Peak, supplying power to the summit buildings. The project receives widespread press coverage and burnishes the company’s reputation as a can-do organization. Most of the work is performed at night so as not to interfere with busy tourist traffic at the Colorado destination spot... John B. Henkels III moves to Salt Lake City, Utah to further develop the eleven state operations referred to as the West Coast. States include California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana... Henkels & McCoy installs new telephone exchanges for Cincinnati & Suburban Telephone Co., including Greater Cincinnati Airport, and also Walton, Burlington, Florence, and Union in Kentucky... H&M is featured in Constructioneer Magazine following a highly successful transmission pipeline job in Lancaster County, Pa. of 30,000 feet of 20-inch and 30,000 feet of 24-inch lines... Groundbreaking occurs in Burlington, N.J. for an expanded Henkels & McCoy office to accommodate the growing workforce... H&M Industrial Division provides electrical and mechanical and general construction services for a new printing press facility for a magazine publisher in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania... H&M begins a 25-mile three-2 conductor 350 MCM direct buried cable project along parts of the Long Island Railroad using the new H&M Railroad Mounted Cable Plow... Over 2500 feet of 42-inch concrete coated steel gas line is laid by H&M across Needwood Lake in Maryland... Henkels & McCoy is contracted to install a new cable television system for Cape Cod Cablevision... H&M builds a mobile safety education trailer capable of traveling wherever our people are working for on-site training in CPR and other life saving techniques. The trailer is equipped with an independent power generator (as well as traditional power hook up) and contains projectors and screens for slide and film presentations and has a library of safety publications for use in the field.
Kansas City Chiefs whip the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV.
First commercial flight of the Boeing 747. The Pan American Jumbo jet flies from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport and lands at Heathrow Airport in London, England.
Joe Frazier begins his heavyweight world boxing championship by knocking out Jimmy Ellis in five rounds.
Acquitted – The "Chicago Seven" for inciting riots at the infamous 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago..
Detroit Tigers’ Denny McLain becomes suspended from baseball because of his gambling interests.
President Nixon signed into law The Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act. Advertising for all cigarette and tobacco ceases.
"Houston, we have a problem..."
A small explosion and power failure sets back Apollo 13. The leader of the crew, Jim Lovell miraculously improvises his way back to Earth aboard the wounded capsule (right) with the aid of ground control in Houston.
The first-ever Earth Day is held.
Protesting students at Kent State University were fired upon by National Guardsmen wounding many, 4 fatally.
Largest ever one-day point gain - The Dow-Jones industrial average rises a whopping 32.04 points ending a nearly two-week slide.
Earthquake in Peru kills approximately 72,000 people and destroys over 700,000 homes.
President Nixon signs a new law giving 18-year-olds the right to vote in federal elections.
Hijacked - Pan Am 747 with more than 379 passengers is hijacked to Cuba from New York.
Vince Lombardi, (left) revered coach of the Green Bay Packers dies of cancer, aged 57 years. The Super Bowl Trophy is renamed the Vince Lombardi Trophy in his honor on September 10.
Live Fast- Die Young I – American rocker Jimi Hendrix, (right) phenomenal guitarist dies at 27, in London, of asphyxiation following an apparent drug overdose. Rock fans will see several icons implode this way in a short time frame.
First TV broadcast of Monday Night Football in a battle between the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns; with Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell, and "Dandy" Don Meredith in the announcer's booth for ABC TV. Cleveland defeats New York 31-21.
Live Fast - Die Young II. Soulful vocalist Janis Joplin is found dead after an apparent heroine overdose in her Hollywood hotel room. She was 27 years old.
President Nixon announces the withdrawal of approximately 40,000 troops from Vietnam, to be completed by Christmas.
In the World Series - The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3.
Former President and wartime leader of Free French Forces, Charles de Gaulle (right) dies at age 79 of a heart attack.
Assassination Attempt on Pope Paul VI.
The United States Congress creates a new agency to control air and water pollution - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).