The United States, Canada, and all European countries except Albania signed a non-binding agreement intended to reduce conflict and increase cooperation between the signatories. The agreement provided for the inviolability of post-war European frontiers, respect for human rights, and promoted cooperation in various fields including economics, technology, and humanitarian issues.
The CIA escalated Operation CHAOS, a program for domestic spying on American citizens. Over the next ten years, the CIA used questionable tactics to investigate and profile thousands of anti-war American citizens and organizations.
Female tennis star Billie Jean King accepted a challenge from self-described “male chauvinist pig” and former Wimbledon winner Bobby Riggs. In a symbolic win for the women’s movement, King defeated Riggs in the tennis match dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes.”
President Gerald Ford met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in Vladivostok, Siberia, to discuss a long-term strategic arms limitation agreement; a previous agreement set in 1972 was only temporary and set to expire in 1977.