Historical Events for Year 1971 (Part 3)

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May 21st - National Guard mobilizes to quell riot in Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 22nd - A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast
May 23rd - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale
May 23rd - Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands
May 24th - A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
May 25th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
May 25th - The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers
May 27th - 23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11
May 27th - UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
May 27th - 24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
May 28th - Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"
May 28th - USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney May 29th - Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
May 29th - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h)
May 30th - 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
May 30th - Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
May 30th - US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched
May 30th - Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored
May 31st - WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jun 1st - "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden NYC for 31 perfs
Jun 1st - Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
Jun 2nd - 15th European Cup: Ajax beats Panathinaikos 2-0 at London
Jun 3rd - Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cin Reds, 1-0
Jun 3rd - Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Engl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)
Jun 4th - J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays Jun 4th - Oakland A's beat Wash Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
Jun 4th - Zaheer Abbas scores Cricket 274 at Edgbaston, 544 minutes 38 fours
Jun 5th - 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
Jun 6th - "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
Jun 6th - Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die
Jun 6th - John Lennon & Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC
Jun 6th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
Jun 6th - Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
Jun 6th - WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting
Jun 6th - Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR
Jun 6th - 70th Men's French Open: Jan Kodes beats Ilie Năstase (8-6, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5)
Tennis Cham Ilie NăstaseTennis Cham Ilie Năstase Jun 6th - 70th Women's French Open: Evonne Goolagong beats Helen Gourlay (6-3, 7-5)
Jun 7th - Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut
Jun 8th - North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
Jun 8th - White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
Jun 8th - General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved
Jun 9th - Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan
Jun 9th - Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold
Jun 10th - 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
Jun 10th - 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
Jun 11th - US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
Jun 11th - US ends ban on China trade
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth Jun 13th - 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
Jun 13th - The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
Jun 13th - In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot
Jun 15th - Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League
Jun 16th - Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
Jun 16th - Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida
Jun 18th - Social Democratic and Labour Party and Nationalist Members of Parliament refuse to attend the state opening of Stormont (North Ireland Parliament)
Jun 19th - Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
Jun 20th - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
Jun 21st - 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
Jun 21st - 71st US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion GC in Ardmore PA
Jun 21st - Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
Jun 21st - Intl Court of Justice asks South-Africa to pull out of Namibia
Jun 22nd - a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States.
Jun 23rd - Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
Jun 23rd - WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
Singer-Songwriter Stevie WonderSinger-Songwriter Stevie Wonder Jun 25th - Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From"
Jun 26th - "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 perfs
Jun 26th - Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings & 29 fines)
Jun 26th - 21st Berlin International Film Festival: "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" wins the Golden Bear
Jun 27th - "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden NYC after 31 perfs
Jun 27th - 26th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
Jun 28th - Fillmore East closes
Jun 28th - Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds
Jun 28th - US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
Jun 29th - Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense
Rock Star Mick JaggerRock Star Mick Jagger Jun 29th - Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days
Jun 30th - Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
Jul 1st - Britain & Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
Jul 1st - Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off
Jul 1st - State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
Jul 2nd - 78th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Smith (64 61)
Jul 2nd - USSR performs underground nuclear test
Jul 3rd - 85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Stan Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
Jul 4th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Jul 5th - 26th amendment to the US constitution certified (reduces voting age to 18)
Jul 5th - Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London
Jul 6th - Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands
Jul 6th - Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
Jul 6th - White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
Jul 6th - A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
Jul 8th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jul 8th - During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger Jul 9th - Henry Kissinger visits China PR
Jul 10th - 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
Jul 10th - Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed
Jul 11th - Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines
Jul 11th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
Jul 11th - Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
Jul 11th - The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people
Jul 12th - Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
Jul 13th - 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
Jul 13th - All star MVP: Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)
Jul 15th - Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China
Jul 16th - Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
Jul 16th - The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco Jul 17th - Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
Jul 18th - 58th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
Jul 19th - Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
Jul 21st - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
Jul 21st - Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico
Jul 22nd - Sudanese military counter-coup under premier Numeiry
Jul 23rd - The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people
Jul 24th - WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
Jul 25th - Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
Jul 26th - Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
Jul 28th - 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
Jul 28th - Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
Gangster Sam GiancanaGangster Sam Giancana Jul 30th - 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
Jul 30th - George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"
Jul 30th - Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
Jul 30th - US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
Jul 31st - Apollo 15 astronauts take 6½ hour electric car ride on Moon
Jul 31st - Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
Jul 31st - Venezuela's Hydrocarbons Reversion Law mandates gradual transfer to government ownership of all "unexploited concession areas" by 1974 and "all their residual assets" by 1983
Aug 1st - CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
Aug 1st - George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC
Aug 1st - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
Aug 3rd - Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison Aug 4th - US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft
Aug 5th - WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Aug 5th - The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland
Aug 6th - 3rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Muir College, University of California
Aug 7th - Apollo 15 returns to Earth
Aug 7th - A Catholic man is shot dead by a British soldier in Belfast
Aug 8th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Aug 8th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
Aug 8th - A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army in Belfast
Aug 9th - Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
Aug 9th - Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries
Aug 10th - 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
Aug 10th - Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st
Aug 10th - During the internment round-up operation in west Belfast, the Parachute Regiment kill 11 unarmed civilians in what became known as the Ballymurphy massacre
Aug 11th - Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
Aug 11th - Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501
Aug 11th - 4 people are shot dead in separate incidents in Belfast; three of them by the British Army, as violence continues following the introduction of Internment and Operation Demetrius
Aug 12th - Syrian Pres Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
Aug 13th - Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"
Aug 14th - Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
Aug 14th - British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
Aug 14th - Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
Aug 14th - France performs nuclear test
Aug 15th - Bahrain gains independence from Britain

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