…..the year was 1971
The President of the United States was Richard M. Nixon and the Vice-President was Spiro T. Agnew.
There was 207,660,677 people living in the United States and their life expectancy was 71.1 years.
The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that busing of students may be ordered to achieve racial desegregation.
And the Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution lowered the voting age to 18.
Disney World in Orlando, Florida opened to the public.
The average cost of a new home was $25,250.00.
The Median Household Income was $10,600.00 and unemployment was 4.9%.
A gallon of gas cost 40 cents.
The new Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe sold for $1,866.00.
A ticket to the movies cost $1.50.
The cost of a first-class postage stamp was increased from .06 cents to .08 cents.
In the World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles in 4 games.
The Milwaukee Bucks won 4 straight over the Baltimore Bullets for the NBA Championship.
UCLA defeated Villanova 68-62 for the NCAA Basketball Championship and Nebraska was the undefeated (13-0) NCAA Football Champions.
Patton won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year.
Simon & Garfunkel swept the Grammys for Record, Album and Song of the Year with “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
Archie Bunker came into our homes for the first time in the CBS debut of All in the Family.
AND…..Memorial Day School opened our doors.
We are proud and privileged to be celebrating our 50th Anniversary of providing a quality education to our community and to our students because they matter.