1970 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 443

  • Mar 18 Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history
  • Mar 18 Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland
  • Mar 19 W German chancellor & E German premier meet
  • Mar 22 "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC
  • Mar 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 24 Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip
  • Mar 25 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
  • Mar 26 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
  • Mar 26 Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
  • Mar 26 Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
  • Mar 26 The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 27 Ringo Starr releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Mar 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 28 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages in Gediz Turkey
  • Mar 30 USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
  • Mar 31 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee

  • Mar 31 Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit
  • Mar 31 Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army use CS gas for the first time in large quantities

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 US President Richard Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements from 1st Jan 1971

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 1 Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army
  • Apr 2 Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state
  • Apr 2 2 men begin ascent of south face of Annapurna I, highest final stage in a wall climb in world
  • Apr 3 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt
  • Apr 3 As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead
  • Apr 4 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson
  • Apr 7 "Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in NYC
  • Apr 8 Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court
  • Apr 11 Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
  • Apr 11 San Francisco beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970
  • Apr 13 Apollo 13 announces "Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here", as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
  • Apr 13 Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener: Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation
  • Apr 15 Libyan leader Gadaffi launches "Green Revolution"
  • Apr 16 70 die in a snow crush (France)
  • Apr 16 Protestant Unionist Ian Paisley wins seat formerly held by Terence O'Neill in the Stormont (North Ireland Parliament
  • Apr 17 Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
  • Apr 19 24th Tony Awards: Borstal Boy & Applause win
  • Apr 20 Bruno Kreisky becomes 1st socialist chancellor of Austria
  • Apr 20 Ron Hill's 2:10:30 at Boston, sets new US marathon record
  • Apr 21 The Principality of Hutt River (previously Hutt River Province) secedes from Australia - it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations
  • Apr 21 The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies
  • Apr 22 First Earth Day celebrated, founded by Gaylord Nelson

  • Apr 24 People's Republic of China launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
  • Apr 24 Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth
  • Apr 25 Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
  • Apr 25 Melanie (Safka) releases "Lay Down"
  • Apr 29 US and South Vietnamese forces launch an incursion into Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War
  • Apr 30 US troops invade Cambodia
  • May 3 Trans-Arabian Pipeline delivery from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean interrupted in Syria, driving oil tanker rates to all time highs
  • May 4 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • May 4 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
  • May 4 Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)
  • May 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
  • May 6 Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mt Everest
  • May 6 Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch sacks two ministers in the Irish government over allegations of illegal arms importation
  • May 8 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
  • May 8 Thousands of students protest against the Vietnam War following the Kent State shootings in Ohio
  • May 11 Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina.
  • May 12 Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on Supreme Court
  • May 12 Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)
  • May 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 14 Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)
  • May 14 Harry A Blackmun appointed to US Supreme Court
  • May 14 NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
  • May 14 Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
  • May 14 The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
  • May 15 Elizabeth Hoisington and Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US generals
  • May 15 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • May 15 Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
  • May 20 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam
  • May 20 2 die and 70 injured when 2 NYC subway trains crash in Queens
  • May 21 National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University
  • May 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • May 22 Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
  • May 22 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • May 22 Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0
  • May 23 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
  • May 23 A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage
  • May 24 The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union
  • May 26 The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2
  • May 27 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal, 10th highest mountain
  • May 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 28 The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • May 28 Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • May 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • May 30 Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player & swallows his tongue
  • May 31 7.75 Ancash earthquake off coast of Peru kills 66-70,000 and sets off world's deadliest avalanche
  • Jun 1 Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
  • Jun 1 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
  • Jun 3 1st artificial gene synthesized
  • Jun 4 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • Jun 4 Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
  • Jun 4 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days
  • Jun 5 Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Jun 5 The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon
  • Jun 8 Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000
  • Jun 9 Argentine military junta under lt gen Lanusse ousts President Ongania
  • Jun 9 Harry A Blackmun sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Jun 11 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
  • Jun 16 Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ
  • Jun 16 Race riots in Miami Florida

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Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 153 of 153

  • Aug 7 James McClain, US African American activist, shot dead
  • Aug 7 Jonathan Jackson, US African American activist, shot dead in a shootout at 17
  • Aug 7 William Christmas, US African American activist, shot dead
  • Aug 19 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, dies at 60
  • Aug 20 Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86
  • Aug 22 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • Aug 29 Mary Clare, dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41
  • Sep 1 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • Sep 4 James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
  • Sep 8 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)
  • Sep 11 Ernst May, German architect and city planner (New Frankfurt), dies at 84
  • Sep 14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79
  • Sep 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • Sep 25 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), dies at 72
  • Sep 28 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt President (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Sep 28 John Roderigo Dos Passos, American writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • Oct 8 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 8 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 9 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 10 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60

Person of interestÉdouard Daladier

Oct 10 Edouard Daladier, 72nd Prime Minister of France (1933, 1934 and 1938-40) and PM at the start of World War II, dies at 86

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier
  • Oct 12 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, dies at 40
  • Oct 17 Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • Oct 19 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, dies at 54
  • Oct 21 John T. Scopes, American teacher convicted for teaching evolution (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70
  • Oct 22 René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered
  • Oct 24 Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54
  • 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, dies at 77
  • Nov 8 Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (Think and Grow Rich), dies at 87
  • Nov 9 William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84

Person of interestCharles de Gaulle

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 Prize 1930 for light scattering), dies at 82
  • 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 writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani), dies at 55
  • Dec 6 Thomas S Power, American USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65

Person of interestRube Goldberg

Dec 7 Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948, dies at 87

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Dec 7 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter dies aged 96
  • Dec 8 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77
  • Dec 9 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • Dec 9 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
  • Dec 12 Louis Zimmer, Flemish astronomer and clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
  • Dec 12 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (Member of the Australian Parliament for Bourke), dies at 81
  • Dec 14 Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician (b. 1876)
  • Dec 28 L. Mendel Rivers, US politician (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
  • Dec 29 John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94