Historical Accounts 1973: 26

The Supreme Court approves abortion for the United States on January 22. 27

The Vietnam War officially ends on January 27.

The first cellular telephone call is accomplished on April 3.

The World Trade Center officially opens on April 4, as the world’s tallest building.

The Sears Tower becomes the world’s tallest building on May 3.

NASA launches Mariner 10, the first space probe to reach Mercury.

Remarks: Abortion is approved throughout all nine months of pregnancy in the United States. Citing The National Right to Life’s “Abortion History Timeline” it is stated on January 22, 1973 that “The Supreme Court issues its ruling in Roe v. Wade, finding that a “right to privacy” it had earlier discovered was “broad enough to encompass” a right to abortion…”. All should recognize that the “right to privacy” in other words, Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s house (Commandment X), negated these similar laws of God and government with the approval of abortion (to include abortifacient substances first approved of and introduced into the market by the United States government’s approval in 1960). So through societal acceptance, engagement in, and approval of abortion, evil doers were granted the ability by Satan to enter with impunity another’s private domain. A war fought for nineteen and one half years finally ends. The World Trade Center’s “Twin Towers”, the tallest buildings in the world open. A short time later, the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois becomes the tallest world building. There is an economic downturn likely related to the protesting of abortion approval. NASA’s Mariner 10 gathers atmospheric information on the planet Mercury.


During my forty years of movie viewing, I walked out of the theater during only one movie “2001 A Space Odyssey” due to becoming disturbed after viewing a baby in a large test tube. I also fell asleep during only one movie “Independence Day” apparently tired of all the movie violence and creatures from outer space. Movies viewed at about this time were The Exorcist, Carrie, and The Amityville Horror. The first movie, The Exorcist was released in 1973. I recall attending the theater with two girl friends. As this was the first movie we had ever viewed of this occult nature it appeared that not only I, but my friends were dumbfounded while exiting the theater at the end of the movie. All of us stated that the movie was weird and anxiety producing. We promptly changed the subject and went to a fast food restaurant for a late evening snack. The book, Carrie published in 1974 which later became a movie in 1976, was also the story of a possessed girl.  At the time, I thought this movie to be complete nonsense, bizarre, and second rate as far as the acting was concerned. The final rejection of most Hollywood movies, including movies containing much violence, such as the “Dirty Harry” and Mafia movies including the “Godfather” series movies culminated for me with “The Amityville Horror”, showing in