|April 4||An American airlift delivers 1,400 Amerasian orphans to|
the United States
|April 10||Congress denies President Ford's request for nearly $1|
billion in military and humanitarian aid for South Vietnam
|April 29||When the North Vietnamese launch a massive rocket attack|
on the Saigon airport, President Ford orders the remaining
1,000 Americans and 5,500 South Vietnamese evacuated to
|April 30|| South Vietnam surrenders to the North Vietnamese|
|August 10|| First Lady Betty Ford reveals during a 60 Minutes|
interview that all of her children may have tried marijuana,
that she might have tried it when she was young, and that
the Supreme Court made a "great decision" legalizing
|September 1|| Gunsmoke, the last western airing on prime-time television,|
concludes a twenty-year run
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