What Happened on July 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Monie Love, English rapper
  • Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • Steve Morrow, Irish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies