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What Was The Biggest News Story The Year You Were Born?  

Stephan Roget
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You can probably remember more than a few events that changed the world. Even if these significant happenings didn't personally impact you, they certainly affected media and history. A few times a year, a big news story will saturate the airwaves. But occasionally, a single topic grabs the world’s attention and dominates headlines for months at a time. These stories define countries and cultures, and history teachers relay the tales for decades to come.

1970: The National Guard Killed Students Protesting The Vietnam War During The Kent State Massacre
1970: The National Guard Kille... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Was The Biggest News Story The Year You Were Born?
Photo: John Paul Filo/Wikipedia/Fair Use
1971: Brutal Leader Idi Amin Seized Power In Uganda
1971: Brutal Leader Idi Amin S... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Was The Biggest News Story The Year You Were Born?
Photo:  Archives New Zealand/Wikimedia Commons/CC A 2.0
1972: Terrorists Attacked Israeli Athletes At The Munich Olympic Games
1972: Terrorists Attacked Isra... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Was The Biggest News Story The Year You Were Born?
Photo: Russell McPhedran/Wikipedia/Fair Use
1973: The Roe V. Wade Supreme Court Decision Affirmed A Woman's Right To Choose
1973: The Roe V. Wade Supreme ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Was The Biggest News Story The Year You Were Born?
Photo:  Lorie Shaull/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0