November 1970 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
  • Nov 1 Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die
  • Nov 1 Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die
  • Nov 3 Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award

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Nov 3 US President Richard Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 3 Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile
  • Nov 4 Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
  • Nov 4 Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles, California, having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
  • Nov 6 Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • Nov 6 Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 7 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
  • Nov 9 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
  • Nov 9 The Irish School of Ecumenics is founded by Michael Hurley
  • Nov 10 Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched
  • Nov 11 Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • Nov 12 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
  • Nov 12 Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
  • Nov 12 Cyclone Bhola makes landfall in East Pakistan killing up to 500,000 - deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded
  • Nov 12 The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland
  • Nov 13 VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
  • Nov 14 DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed
  • Nov 14 Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV
  • Nov 16 Two men are shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • Nov 16 South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky defends operations in Cambodia because communist forces could overrun South Vietnam "within 24 hours" if troops operating there were withdrawn
  • Nov 17 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
  • Nov 17 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
  • Nov 17 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.

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Nov 18 Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • Nov 18 Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations
  • Nov 18 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
  • Nov 19 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark
  • Nov 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 UN General Assembly accepts membership of People's Republic of China

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Nov 21 General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following military coup

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • Nov 23 Arthur Young resigns as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
  • Nov 25 In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
  • Nov 26 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record
  • Nov 27 Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 27 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
  • Nov 29 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Tom Anderson, co-founder of MySpace
  • Nov 9 Domino (Hip Hop Producer), American Hip Hop Producer
  • Nov 11 Lee Parkin Starsky, daughter of Ringo
  • Nov 11 Lee Battersby, Australian author
  • Nov 18 Megyn Kelly, American television news anchor
  • Nov 20 Matt Blunt, American politician, Governor of Missouri (2005-2009), born in Greene County, Missouri
  • Nov 22 Stel Pavlou, British novelist
  • Nov 23 Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter
  • Nov 25 Saskia Sibilo, Miss Suriname (1990)
  • Nov 29 David Beinhoff, mayor

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
  • Nov 3 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last king of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
  • Nov 8 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • Nov 9 William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84

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Nov 9 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Nov 10 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
  • Nov 21 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • Nov 23 Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
  • Nov 25 Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
  • Nov 26 B O Davis Sr, 1st African American general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • Nov 28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55