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Saturday April 15, 1972
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News stories from Saturday April 15, 1972


Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • Everything seemed ready for Sunday's launching of Apollo 16, the first manned mission to the rugged mountains of the moon. The three American astronauts and their space ship were declared in good condition, and the weather was expected to be satisfactory. Liftoff is scheduled for 12:54 P.M. tomorrow. [New York Times]
  • Senator Hubert Humphrey's campaign manager announced that the Senator would campaign actively in seven state primaries between now and May 16 -- a significant expansion of the Humphrey campaign's original plan. The expansion coincides with the contraction of Senator Edmund Muskie's campaign to a few key primaries. [New York Times]
  • The Price Commission issued regulations designed to tighten the administration's economic controls. The regulations order price rollbacks in cases where companies raised their prices before the start of the price freeze in anticipation of wage increases and where the wage increases did not go into effect because they would have violated Pay Board guidelines. [New York Times]
  • A joint agreement to begin cleaning up the Great Lakes was signed in Ottawa by President Nixon and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada. The United States will spend between $2.7 billion and $3 billion over five years, while Canada will spend about one-seventh that amount. [New York Times]
  • Connecticut's General Assembly raised the state's sales tax to 7% beginning July 1, and approved a $234 million bond issue in order to balance a $1.166 billion budget for the next fiscal year. Gov. Thomas Meskill was expected to approve the budget and revenue package. The state sales tax will be the highest in the nation. [New York Times]
  • Waves of American B-52 bombers and other planes struck in the vicinity of the crucial North Vietnamese port city of Haiphong. It was the first major attack north of the 20th parallel since the de-escalation of 1968. Hanoi radio said that American planes had also attacked the Hanoi area. Fuel dumps, warehouses, truck parks "and other activities" near Haiphong were struck. [New York Times]


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