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Apollo 16 lands on the moon and the Lunar Rover is tested

Apollo 17 lands on the moon and the last men to walk on the moon are Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan

Mariner 9 sends pictures from Mars

Watergate Scandal

In 1972:

1972 Polaroid Instant Camera SX-70


Inventions in 1972

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

The average house cost $27,600
Equivalent today: $144,300

The average car cost $3,520
Equivalent today: $18,404

The average wage was $7,134
Equivalent today: $37,298

1972 Rolls-Royce

Photo courtesy of www.oldpulsars.com

Photo: Polaroid Corporation

Photo: Bull-Doser

1972 Pulsar watch

Price: $2,100. Equivalent today: $11,100
With its 18-karat gold case it was the world's first all-electronic digital watch and the first to use an LED digital display. A button was pressed to display the time.