Historical Events for Year 1970

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Jan 1st - "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
Jan 1st - Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
Jan 1st - Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
Jan 1st - Neth Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
Jan 1st - Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
Jan 1st - The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.
Jan 1st - The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence
Jan 1st - US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent
Jan 1st - 56th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #7 Michigan, 10-3
Jan 1st - 36th Sugar Bowl: #13 Mississippi beats #3 Arkansas, 27-22
Jan 1st - 36th Orange Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #6 Missouri, 10-3
Jan 2nd - Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
Jan 2nd - US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
Jan 3rd - "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
Jan 3rd - "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
Jan 3rd - Marxist government takes over in Congo
Jan 3rd - WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jan 4th - Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
Jan 4th - NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite Jan 4th - Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
Jan 5th - 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
Jan 5th - KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 5th - Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at WoodstockSwami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock

Jan 7th - Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
Jan 9th - Constitution of Singapore enacted
Jan 10th - Preview Center Opens
Jan 11th - Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
Jan 11th - Irish republican political party Sinn Féin party splits between those in favor of abstentionism (of not taking any seats won in the parliaments) and those where against
Jan 12th - Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
Jan 12th - Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
Jan 12th - Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
Jan 13th - Riots begin in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast
Jan 14th - Royal Ulster Constabulary officers patrol the Falls Road area of Belfast for the first time since 1969
Jan 15th - Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's)
Jan 15th - Republic of Biafra disbands and joins Nigeria
Jan 15th - Riots break out in the Ardoyne area of Belfast
Libyan Leader Muammar GaddafiLibyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi Jan 16th - 4 months after leading a coup against monarchy, Muammar Gaddafi takes over rule of Libya
Jan 16th - Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
Jan 16th - NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
Jan 16th - AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
Jan 16th - Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects
Jan 17th - 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
Jan 17th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3
Jan 17th - John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
Jan 17th - Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays Jan 18th - Hasse Borjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
Jan 18th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
Jan 19th - Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
Jan 19th - Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
Jan 19th - UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
Jan 20th - 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
Jan 20th - 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St Louis
Jan 20th - Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano; Marciano won.
Jan 21st - PanAm Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
Jan 22nd - 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, New York City to London in 6½ hours
Jan 22nd - Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town
Jan 23rd - Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)
Jan 23rd - Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam
Jan 23rd - US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
Jan 23rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 24th - 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
Jan 24th - Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec)
Jan 25th - Robert Altman's M*A*S*H premieres
Jan 26th - Pendleton, Ford & Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac," premieres in NYC
Jan 27th - Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
Jan 27th - 1970 NFL Draft: Terry Bradshaw from Louisiana Tech first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe Jan 27th - 58th Men's Australian Open: Arthur Ashe beats Dick Crealy (6-4, 9-7, 6-2)
Jan 27th - 58th Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Kerry Melville Reid (6-1, 6-3)
Jan 28th - Lubomír Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia
Jan 29th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jan 31st - Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges
Feb 1st - Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
Feb 1st - Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
Feb 1st - WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 1st - West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
Feb 1st - Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland
NBA Guard Pete MaravichNBA Guard Pete Maravich Feb 2nd - Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points
Feb 2nd - 27th Golden Globes: Anne of the Thousand Days, John Wayne, & Genevieve Bujold
Feb 4th - "Charles Aznavour" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances
Feb 4th - "Gantry" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 1 performance
Feb 4th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 4th - "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Best Picture 1971)
Feb 5th - 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
Feb 5th - Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban
Feb 5th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 5th - WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton Feb 6th - Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban
Feb 6th - NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland
Feb 7th - "Hollywood Palace" last airs on ABC TV
Feb 7th - "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies
Feb 7th - LSU's "Pistol" Pete Marovich scores 69 pts in losing cause
Feb 7th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
Feb 7th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
Feb 10th - 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
Feb 10th - Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel at Val d'Isere, France, killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths
Feb 11th - 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mt Washington, NH (state 24-hr rec)
Feb 11th - Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
Feb 11th - John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland
Feb 12th - Anthony Shaffers "Sleuth" premieres in NYC
Feb 13th - Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
Feb 13th - NL offices begins move from Cin to SF (completed Feb 23)
Feb 13th - 16th National Film Awards (India): "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" wins the Golden Lotus
Feb 14th - "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
Feb 15th - Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
Feb 15th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
Feb 15th - Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102
Feb 15th - KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 15th - Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier Feb 16th - Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
Feb 17th - US army officer Jeffrey McDonald murders his pregnant wife & two small daughters
Feb 17th - Robert Marasco's "Child's Play" premieres in NYC
Feb 18th - Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
Feb 18th - US president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine"
Feb 19th - AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
Feb 19th - USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
Feb 21st - Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
Feb 21st - Pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang & Muong Suy
Feb 22nd - "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 perfs
Feb 22nd - 12th Daytona 500: Pete Hamilton wins (149.601 MPH)
Feb 23rd - Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)
Feb 23rd - Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service
Feb 24th - 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
Feb 24th - Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records
Feb 24th - KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
Feb 26th - "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
Feb 26th - Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
Feb 27th - NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance
Feb 28th - "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
Feb 28th - Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
Feb 28th - Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
Feb 28th - KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
Feb 28th - WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
Mar 1st - Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater
Murderer Charles MansonMurderer Charles Manson Mar 1st - Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released
Mar 1st - End of US commercial whale hunting
Mar 1st - Kreisky's social democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
Mar 1st - White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
Mar 2nd - American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
Mar 2nd - Rhodesia becomes independent republic
Mar 2nd - Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
Mar 4th - French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
Mar 4th - Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
Mar 4th - NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
Mar 5th - Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
Mar 5th - Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
Mar 5th - SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
Mar 5th - Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
Mar 5th - "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released
Mar 6th - Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
Mar 6th - A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland

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