So what about 1972?

If 1972 felt long for you it was due to two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.

¤ January 14 – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark succeeds her father, King Frederick IX, on the throne of Denmark.
¤ January 30 – Bloody Sunday: The British Army kills 14 unarmed nationalist civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.
¤ June 17  – Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
¤ September 1 – Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky in a chess match in Reykjavík, Iceland, becoming the first American world chess champion.
¤ October 25 – The first female FBI agents are hired.
¤ December 14 – Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of Apollo 17. This is the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th Century.
¤ Worship of Norse gods is officially approved in Iceland.

About Rincewind

Love my vintage pinups, burlesque, smoking fetish and weirdness. Swedish person lived in Sweden, London and now Prague. Love moving around, metting new people. Open your mind for new experiences.

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