On This Day

July 2, 1970 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 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
  • The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proves difficult to secure convictions under its provisions, seldom enforced

Deaths in History

  • Jessie Street, Australian suffragette and aboriginal rights fighter, dies at 81