The Dolphins beat the Redskins 14-7 to cap off the perfect season.
The next season, OJ Simpson became the first running back to rush for over 2,000 yards.
The World Trade Center opened in NYC.
A patent for the ATM was granted.
Henry Kissenger became Secretary Of State.
The law authorizing the trans-alaskan pipe line was enacted.
Legally, the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, Lexis/Nexus opened for business as the first computer research system for the law, acting Attorney General Robert Bork appointed Leon Jaworski as the special prosecutor in the Watergate scandal. A few months later Nixon tells the nation "I am not a crook."
In Miami, Florida, County Court Judge Fred Nesbitt is assigned a pornography case: The Devil In Miss Jones.
The movie was viewed at the movie theater at the Olympia Building on Flagler Street at the request of the defense attorney: Diamond Joel Hirschorn.
Special Assistant State Attorney Leonard Rivkind, who would one day go on to become the chief judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit, handled the case for the state. The Miami News reported that Rivkind invited four priests to the screening. The News also reported that several dedicated assistant state attorneys squeezed time into their busy schedules to attend the screening.
Special Thanks to the Random Pixels blog for this article.
For you young PDs and ASAs puzzling over why Judge Nesbitt didn't just pop a DVD of the movie into his MacBook and hook it up to an LCD TV and play it in court, well, back then, as difficult as it may be to believe, there weren't many power outlets in courtrooms, and the ability to plug in a LCD TV and a MacBook at the same time didn't yet exist. So everyone had to trek down to the movie theatre, which, believe it or not, didn't allow Starbucks drinks inside. It was truly a different era.
See You In Court.