1972 (1 Water Year / 8 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

February 5- U.S. airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

February 21- U.S. President Richard M. Nixon makes an unprecedented 8-day visit to the People's Republic of China.
[seeking unity]

February 24- North Vietnamese negotiators walk out of the Paris Peace Talks to protest U.S. air raids.
[dissipation, collapse]

February 26- A coal sludge spill kills 125 people in West Virginia.
[caution around water & all liquids]

March 13- The United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China elevate diplomatic exchanges.
[seeking unity]

March 19- India and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty.
[seeking unity]

March 26- An avalanche on Mount Fuji kills 19 climbers.
[caution around water & all liquids]
[power of potential energy]

April 10- The U.S. and the Soviet Union join some 70 nations in signing an agreement to ban biological warfare.
[seeking unity]

April 10- A 7.0 earthquake kills 5,000 people in Iran.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]

April 16- Apollo 16 astronauts achieve a lunar rover speed record of 18 km/h.
[notable observation- Unusual speed record.]

April 22- Sylvia Cook and John Fairfax finish rowing across the Pacific.
[water signs]
[emphasis on athletics]

May 8- U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the mining of Haiphong Harbor in Vietnam.
[water signs]

May 15- Presidential candidate, 9 Fire Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama, is shot at a political rally.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

May 26- Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT I treaty and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
[seeking unity]

May 28- First break-in at the Watergate building.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

June 17- Second break-in at the Watergate building. Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

June 17- The United States returns Okinawa back to Japan.
[Note that 'dissipation, collapse' for one side, is usually 'seeking unity' for the other.]

July 1- Greenpeace collides with a French naval minesweeper to protest French nuclear weapon tests in the South Pacific.
[water signs]

July 29 - A national dock strike begins in Britain.
[water signs]

September 5- Eleven Israeli athletes and a policeman, at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, are murdered by 8 members of the Arab terrorist group Black September.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

September 29- Japan normalizes diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China after breaking official ties with Taiwan.
[seeking unity]
[dissipation, collapse]

November 14- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1,000 for the first time.
[excess yang creates yin]

December 19 - Apollo 17 returns to Earth, concluding lunar exploration.
[dissipation, collapse]

December 2- East Germany and West Germany recognize each other.
[seeking unity]

December 23- 6.25 earthquake in Nicaragua kills 5,000-12,000 people in the capital, Managua.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]