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Intel releases world's first microprocessor,
the 4004.

Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.

Apollo 15 astronauts become the
first to ride in a lunar rover

In 1971:

Inventions in 1971

37th President: Richard Nixon
January 20th 1969 - August 9th 1974 Republican

Photo: tandemracer

The average house cost $25,200
Equivalent today: $136,110

The average car cost $3,470
Equivalent today: $18,742

The average wage was $6,497
Equivalent today: $35,092

1971 Maserati Bora

Price: $1,300. Equivalent today: $7,100
The first U-Matic colour video cassette player. It was playback only. The VO 1600 model followed with record and playback

1971 Intel 4004

The world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004 is now one of the world's most sought-after collectible/antique chips. As of 2005, such chips had reached around US$1000 each on eBay

Photo: Intel

Photo: Sony Corporation

Photo: NASA