Saturday Night Massacre.
Yom Kippur War.
Trial of Watergate burglars.
Senate establishes Special Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities to investigate Watergate.
Fewer than 250 U.S. military personnel remain in Vietnam.
U.S. bombing in Southeast Asia ends.
Congress passes War Powers Act.
United Nations decree states the right of Puerto Rico to decide its future as a nation.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announces an embargo on oil shipments to Israel's allies, including the U.S., starting the Energy Crisis of 1973-1974.
American Indian Movement (AIM) activists occupy Wounded Knee for three months.
First American prisoners of war released in Hanoi.
U.S. Supreme Court rules that sex-segregated help-wanted ads are unconstitutional.
Special airlift program ends emigration of Cubans to the U.S.Espinoza v. Farah Manufacturing Company:
discrimination on the basis of citizenship or alien status does not violate the Civil Rights Act.
The CIA assists the Chilean military in the overthrow of democratically elected President Salvador Allende.
Vice President Spiro Agnew admits he took bribes while Governor of Maryland and resigns; Gerald Ford becomes vice president.In Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court declares that state laws decreeing abortion a crime during the first two trimesters of pregnancy constitute a violation of a woman's right to privacy.
Peace agreement signed in Paris by South Vietnam, North Vietnam, the U.S., and the Viet Cong.