1970 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 463

  • Sep 3 After NL record 1,117 consecutive games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • Sep 3 Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

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Sep 3 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • Sep 4 -5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record)
  • Sep 4 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 4 Marxist Salvador Allende wins a narrow plurality of votes in Chile's presidential election

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • Sep 4 An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast
  • Sep 5 Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)
  • Sep 6 Palestinians seize 3 airliners
  • Sep 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 7 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 planes and forces them to land at Dawson's Field, Jordan
  • Sep 7 Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado
  • Sep 7 Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
  • Sep 8 Black September hijackings begin, three airliners hijacked and blown up by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • Sep 9 Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
  • Sep 11 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
  • Sep 11 The Ford Pinto is introduced.
  • Sep 12 Soviet unmanned spacecraft Luna 16 launched to the moon
  • Sep 12 Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for the 1st time at Heathrow airport
  • Sep 12 US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
  • Sep 12 Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
  • Sep 13 IBM announces System 370 computer
  • Sep 13 Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania
  • Sep 14 Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting
  • Sep 15 PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
  • Sep 15 Rotterdam dock strikes end
  • Sep 15 Officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland vote narrowly in favour of remaining unarmed
  • Sep 16 King Hussein of Jordan forms military government
  • Sep 17 Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army
  • Sep 20 Soviet spcecraft Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
  • Sep 21 Soviet space probe Luna 16 leaves the Moon
  • Sep 21 New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.

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Sep 22 US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Sep 23 Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
  • Sep 23 Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Arthur Young announces his resignation
  • Sep 24 Soviet space probe Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon
  • Sep 26 The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 kmĀ²).
  • Sep 26 A groups of Protestant youths attack the Catholic Unity Flats as rioting continues in the Protestant Shankill Road area

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Sep 28 Anwar Sadat replaces Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Sep 29 "NET Festival" last aired
  • Sep 30 New American Bible published
  • Sep 30 A Protestant man is shot and killed by Loyalists in Belfast, North Ireland
  • Oct 1 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
  • Oct 2 Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30
  • Oct 4 Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
  • Oct 4 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 5 John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane
  • Oct 5 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
  • Oct 8 Soviet author Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Oct 8 The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland
  • Oct 9 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence

  • Oct 10 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Oct 12 Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East
  • Oct 13 Angela Davis arrested in NYC
  • Oct 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Oct 13 A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Oct 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 15 Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
  • Oct 15 Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey
  • Oct 15 Anwar Sadat elected 3rd President of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser

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Oct 16 Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Oct 17 Anwar Sadat sworn in as the 3rd President of Egypt
  • Oct 18 Sachio Kinugasa begins 2,215 cons game streak for Hiroshima Carp
  • Oct 19 Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale Calif
  • Oct 19 John Frazier kills Ohta's declares WW 3 has begun
  • Oct 20 American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 20 Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit & Return)
  • Oct 21 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Oct 21 Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways
  • Oct 21 Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
  • Oct 21 Bernadette Devlin is released from prison having served four months of her six month sentence for riotous behaviour
  • Oct 23 Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,001 kph)
  • Oct 23 Charles Haughey and two others are found not guilty of illegal arms importation by a Dublin jury; the 'Arms Trial' began on 28 May 1970
  • Oct 24 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • Oct 24 Marxist Salvador Allende elected President of Chile by the Chilean Congress
  • Oct 26 "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
  • Oct 26 Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
  • Oct 28 US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
  • Oct 29 The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland
  • Oct 30 There are serious riots in the Catholic Ardoyne area of Belfast which last for three nights
  • Oct 30 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security
  • 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
  • Nov 3 US President Richard Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam
  • Nov 3 Marxist 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 found in Los Angeles, California, having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
  • 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

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