A Controversial decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the laws restricting access to abortions.
1973 · The Watergate Scandal
Being a political scandal that involved President Richard Nixon, The Watergate scandal was an attempt to cover up the Nixon Administrations involvement of a break in at the Watergate Complex in Washington DC. The conspiracy was discovered after the burglars were caught. Because of the scandal, multiple abuses of power of the members of the Nixon administration were discovered. It also revealed that the President had a recording system in his office and had a recording of many controversial conversations.
1974 · The President Resigns
From the aftermath of the Watergate Scandal, Richard Nixon resigns. Being the first president to do so.
English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.