1976: Ground Zero for Today's World (Seriously)

July 8, 2014 4:04 PM

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When most people think of 1976: Well, honestly, they probably don't think about it much at all. Jimmy Fallon was two, Gerald Ford was in the second and last year of his forgettable presidency, and corporate America was gearing up to commemorate the country's 200th birthday with a train chugging across the country carrying relics like Judy Garland's slippers from The Wizard of Oz. The year didn't compare to 1975, which gave us the end of the Vietnam War and Jaws, nor to 1977, ground zero for Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever.

That said, it's time to start re-evaluating 1976, since it was essentially the year our modern world was hatched.

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