Mayor Luis Antonio Morales presented Sri Chinmoy with the Key to the City of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Bob Dylan and The Band began a two-month US concert tour.
Sri Chinmoy embarked on a 50-state university lecture tour of the US, lecturing in 11 states in the month of January. The entire 50 lectures, delivered over the next 10 months, were published asFifty Freedom-Boats To One Golden Shore.
Sri Chinmoy’s meditations were broadcast daily on 13 radio stations across the United State.
Ian Thompson (GBR) set a new marathon record of 2:09:12.0.
Sri Chinmoy wrote 208 poems in 22 hours as part of a new 1,000-poem series called The Golden Boat.
Mao Tse-tung proclaimed a new ‘Cultural Revolution’ in China.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was exiled from the USSR.
Pakistan officially recognised Bangladesh.
The US and Egypt re-established diplomatic relations after a 7-year break.
A grand jury in Washington DC concluded that President Nixon was involved in the Watergate cover-up.
Roberta Flack won a Grammy Award for her song ‘Killing Me Softly’.
The first issue of People Magazine appeared.
Charles de Gaulle Airport opened outside of Paris.
Sri Chinmoy offered 16 lectures at universities in Canada, later published as My Maple Leaves.
Arab oil ministers, with the exception of Libya, announced the end of the oil embargo on the US.
The Mahavishnu Orchestra released their album ‘Apocalypse’ inspired by Sri Chinmoy’s poem of the same name.
French President Georges Pompidou died in Paris at age 62.
The Mayor of Mt Vernon, New York, August P. Patrillo, presented Sri Chinmoy with the Key to the City.
The Mayor of Kingston, New York, Francis R. Koenig, presented Sri Chinmoy with the Key to the City.
ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England.
Golda Meir announced her resignation as Prime Minister of Israel. She was replaced by Yitzhak Rabin.
The tenth anniversary of Sri Chinmoy’s arrival in the West. He celebrated by cooking 10 separate dishes for 400 of his students.
Sri Chinmoy wrote 360 poems in 24 hours.They were later published as The Goal is Won.
The US Federal Hourly Minimum Wage was set at $2.00 per hour.
West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigned.
In Canada the government of Pierre Trudeau fell.
Mayor Catherine C. Reynolds of West Hartfield, Connecticut, proclaimed the day ‘Sri Chinmoy Day’ in honour of Sri Chinmoy’s visit.
Mayor Frank J. Longo Sr. of Bristol, Connecticut, proclaimed the day ‘Bristol-India Day’ in honour of Sri Chinmoy’s visit and presented him with the Key to the City.
India became the 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb.
Valerie Giscard d’Estaingwon the French presidential elections.
President d’Estaing of France nominated Jacques Chirac to serve as Prime Minister.
Israel and Syria signed an agreement on the Golan Heights.
The last American forces left Laos.
The Governor of Puerto Rico, Rafael Hernández Colón, presented Sri Chinmoy with a plaque honouring his service to the island.
24 JUNE–21 JULY
Sri Chinmoy gave 21 lectures at universities and other venues in England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Wales and Iceland. During his tour, he also wrote 1,000 poems, later published as Europe-Blossoms.
President Nixon arrived in Moscow for his 3rd summit meeting.
In Chile, General Augusto Pinochet proclaimed himself ‘Supreme Chief of the Nation’.
The Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected in Toronto.
Edward C. Berberich of the US recited Pi to 1,505 decimal places from memory.
Sri Chinmoy met with the President of Ireland, Erskine Childers, in Dublin.
Juan D. Peron, President of Argentina, died. He was succeeded by his third wife, Isabel.
Pierre Trudeau’s liberal party won the Canadian parliamentary elections.
Greek troops and the Greek Cypriot National Guard staged a military coup in Cyprus and Archbishop-President Makarios was compelled to flee.
Turkey invaded Cyprus.
Sri Chinmoy met with the President of Iceland, Dr. Kristjan Eldjarn, in Reykjavik.
The Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey, plus the British Foreign Secretary, signed a peace agreement to settle the Cyprus crisis.
UNICEF selected three quotations by Sri Chinmoy for its 1975 calendar.
French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York.
President Nixon announced he would resign his office at 12pm on August 9 following damaging revelations in the Watergate scandal.
President Nixon’s resignation took effect. Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th US President.
The Turkish army mounted a 2nd full-scale offensive in Cyprus, despite peace talks in Geneva. 37% of Cyprus came under Turkish military occupation.
On the occasion of his 43rd birthday, Sri Chinmoy performed the first act of his play The Son about Jesus Christ.
The US and the German Democratic Republic established diplomatic relations.
President Ford pardoned former President Nixon.
Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia was deposed by the military.
Brazilian soccer legend Pelé came out of retirement.
Czech-born businessman Oskar Schindler, credited with saving 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, died in Frankfurt.
Ed Sullivan, longtime television host, died in New York City at age 72.
Chantal Langlace of France set a new female marathon record of 2:46:24.
Sri Chinmoy completed his 50-state lecture tour of the US with a lecture in Alaska.
Muhammad Ali and George Foreman held their ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ boxing match in Zaire. Ali knocked out Foreman in the 8th round.
Sri Chinmoy’s book The Inner Promise was published by Simon & Schuster, New York.
Sri Chinmoy completed his 200th book since 1970.
South Africa was suspended from the UN General Assembly over its racial policies.
Yasser Arafat addressed the UN General Assembly.
Sri Chinmoy offered 4 public meditations in Eastern Canada.
Sri Chinmoy planted an oak tree at Federal Parkland, Ottawa, Canada as an offering to the soul of Canada.
Sri Chinmoy commenced his artistic expression. He called his creations Jharna-Kala, meaning ‘fountain-art’ in Bengali.
The UN General Assembly recognised Palestine’s right to sovereignty and national independence.
US President Gerald Ford attended a summit in Vladivostok , USSR with Soviet President Brezhnev. They reached a tentative agreement to limit the number of nuclear weapons.
The Irish Republican Army was outlawed in Britain after a spate of violent attacks.
U Thant (b. 1909) Burmese diplomat and former UN Secretary-General died in New York at age 66.
Sri Chinmoy observed the passing of former UN Secretary-General U Thant with a special meditation at the UN Church Center Chapel.
Sri Chinmoy composed O My America, America’s spiritual theme song.
Jackie Hansen of the USA set a new women’s world record in the marathon of 2:43:54.
Sri Chinmoy completed his first 1,000 paintings and drawings.
In Chile, General Pinochet took the title President of the Republic.
Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st Vice-President of the US.
The first exhibit of Sri Chinmoy’s art Jharna-Kala was held in Hollis, Queens, New York.
Sri Chinmoy offered a 7-hour performance of 100 of his new Bengali songs.