1970 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 442


InventionHistoric Invention

Jun 17 Edwin Land patents the Polaroid camera

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 18 Edward Heath's Conservative Party win the General Election in UK, replacing the Labour Party

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Jun 19 A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
  • Jun 19 Conservatives led by Edward Heath win British parliamentary election
  • Jun 19 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
  • Jun 19 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days
  • Jun 19 The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed
  • Jun 20 British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)
  • Jun 20 Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR
  • Jun 21 Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 President Richard Nixon signs extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that requires voting age at 18 in all federal, state, and local elections

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jun 22 Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
  • Jun 22 Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry
  • Jun 23 Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
  • Jun 24 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs
  • Jun 24 Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4

  • Jun 24 US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Jun 26 Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army
  • Jun 27 Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists
  • Jun 28 Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast
  • Jun 29 US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
  • Jul 1 British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"
  • Jul 2 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • Jul 2 The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proves difficult to secure convictions under its provisions, seldom enforced
  • Jul 2 Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • Jul 3 British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
  • Jul 3 The British Army impose curfew on Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; coming under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters
  • Jul 4 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park, NJ
  • Jul 4 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
  • Jul 4 The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army
  • Jul 5 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
  • Jul 6 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • Jul 6 Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army
  • Jul 9 In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco in 57 days

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl
  • Jul 12 Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
  • Jul 13 Building begins of Amsterdam metro
  • Jul 13 The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland
  • Jul 16 Iraq's constitution goes into effect
  • Jul 16 Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
  • Jul 16 9th British Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Jul 18 Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
  • Jul 18 Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time
  • Jul 21 Aswan High Dam opens in Egypt, enables human control of the flooding of the Nile
  • Jul 21 Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
  • Jul 21 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 23 Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur
  • Jul 23 A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament)
  • Jul 24 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 27 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 29 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
  • Jul 30 -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida and Texas
  • Jul 30 Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland

Historic CommunicationBlack Tot Day

Jul 31 Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy (started 1740)
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  • Jul 31 Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 1 EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi
  • Aug 2 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Aug 2 Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'
  • Aug 3 Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London
  • Aug 3 Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
  • Aug 3 Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire passes her driving test on 40th try
  • Aug 5 Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves" premieres in London
  • Aug 5 US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
  • Aug 6 Italian government of Mariano Rumor resigns
  • Aug 6 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Aug 7 Shootout at Marin Courthouse in San Rafael, California, kills 4, including the presiding judge
  • Aug 9 Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
  • Aug 10 British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out
  • Aug 11 Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues
  • Aug 11 Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a HR in red seats at Riverfront
  • Aug 11 Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  • Aug 13 Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Aug 14 City University of NY inaugurates open admissions
  • Aug 14 Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
  • Aug 17 Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
  • Aug 19 The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status
  • Aug 20 -21] Hurricane Dorothy, kills 42 in Martinique
  • Aug 21 The Social and Democratic Labour Party (SDLP) is established with Gerry Fitt as the first leader of the party
  • Aug 24 Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
  • Aug 26 Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament)
  • Aug 29 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia (1 cop killed)
  • Aug 31 Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
  • Aug 31 Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar
  • Aug 31 Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14
  • Sep 1 Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
  • Sep 1 Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador
  • Sep 3 Bill Haley & His Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

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.

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