July 4, 1970 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ
  • Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
  • 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.

Deaths in History

  • Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  • Harold Vanderbilt, America Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), dies at 85