What Happened on July 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • NY Yankees infielder Horace Clarke breaks up a potential no-hitter in the 9th inning for 3rd time in 28 days
  • The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proves difficult to secure convictions under its provisions, seldom enforced

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Monie Love, English rapper
  • Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • Steve Morrow, Irish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies