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1971
January 31st -
February 9th
NASA's fourth Moon mission Apollo 14. The crew of Alan Shepard, Stu Roosa and Edgar Mitchell. At the age of 47, Alan Shepard became the oldest astronaut to walk on the Moon.
June 17th
Five men were arrested for breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate Hotel, Washington.
June 30th
Soyuz 11 disaster. The Soyuz 11 crew, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Victor Patsaev were all killed on the spacecraft's re-entry to Earth.
July 26th -
August 7th
NASA's fifth Moon mission Apollo 15. The crew of David Scott, Al Worden and James Irwin. This mission was the first time a lunar rover was used, and increased the area of exploration during the EVA.
September 11th
Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev died. Khrushchev succeeded Joseph Stalin. He was a Soviet statesman, a leader of the Communist party and head of the Soviet government between 1953 - 1964.
 
The United States began a policy of détente with China and the Soviet Union.
 
East Pakistan became the independent state of Bangladesh.
 
Idi Amin became the President of Uganda.
 
The United Kingdom changed to a decimal currency.
 

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