August 7, 1970 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 1st computer chess tournament
  • Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
  • Shootout at Marin Courthouse in San Rafael, California, kills 4, including the presiding judge

Deaths in History

  • Harold Haley, US judge, shot dead in courthouse shootout in San Rafael at 67
  • James McClain, US African American activist, shot dead
  • Jonathan Jackson, US African American activist, shot dead in a shootout at 17
  • William Christmas, US African American activist, shot dead