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Concorde cuts flying time across the Atlantic in half flying at average speed of 954 mph

The first cellular phone call is made in New York

Federal Express begins operations, with the launch of 14 small aircraft from Memphis International Airport

In 1973:

Inventions in 1973

37th President: Richard Nixon
January 20th 1969 - August 9th 1974 Republican

Photo: CZmarlin

The average house cost $32,500
Equivalent today: $159,980

The average car cost $3,650
Equivalent today: $17,967

The average wage was $7,580
Equivalent today: $37,312

1973 Skylab

Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched

1973 Floppy Disc

Originally announced as the "Type 1 Diskette" by IBM in 1973

1973 Ford Thunderbird

Photo: Andreas Frank