Historical Events for July 1970

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Events 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
1st - FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht
1st - Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)
1st - British Home Secretary R. Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"
2nd - 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
2nd - NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
2nd - The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced
2nd - Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
3rd - 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
3rd - 77th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
3rd - British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
3rd - California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
3rd - The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 4th - 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ
4th - 84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)
4th - Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio
4th - Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
4th - The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army.
5th - 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
5th - Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
5th - 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film "o.k."
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 6th - California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
6th - Italian Rumor government resigns
6th - Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle
6th - Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army
8th - SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
9th - In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
12th - Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco in 57 days
12th - 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews
12th - Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
13th - Building begins of Amsterdam metro
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor HeyerdahlEthnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl 13th - The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland
14th - 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
14th - All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
15th - Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
16th - Iraq's constitution goes into effect
16th - Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
16th - 9th British Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
17th - 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
18th - "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
18th - Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
18th - Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time
18th - WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
18th - Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits
19th - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 19th - 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
20th - Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
21st - Huge Aswan Dam opens in Egypt
21st - Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
21st - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
21st - Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
23rd - Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur.
23rd - A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament)
24th - International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
24th - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
25th - "(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1
25th - 9th British Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland
MLB Catcher Johnny BenchMLB Catcher Johnny Bench 26th - Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton
27th - Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
27th - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
27th - L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Hall of Fame
29th - 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
30th - -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas
30th - 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
30th - Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland
31st - 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
31st - Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum rationRoyal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration

31st - Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.
31st - Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland

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