Confrontation between American Indian Movement (AIM) activists and FBI agents at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation leaves one Native American and two FBI agents dead.
Senate rejects President Fordís request for emergency aid for South Vietnam.
Khmer Rouge takes control in Cambodia.
Pro-Hanoi Peopleís Democratic Republic established in Laos.
U.S. Voting Rights Act expanded to include Mexican Americans.
North Vietnamese offensive captures Danang.
South Vietnam surrenders following North Vietnamís capture of Saigon; fall of South Vietnamese government.
Promotion of Daniel James, Jr., to the rank of four-star general; first African American to earn such a distinction in the U.S. armed forces.
Taylor v. Louisiana: the automatic exclusion of women from serving as jurors is unconstitutional.
Over 130,000 refugees arrive in the U.S. from Laos, Vietnam, and Kampuchea after Communists take over governments there at the end of the Indochina War.
North Vietnam invades South Vietnam and captures Saigon quickly; U.S. refuses to intervene.