Events in History in 1970 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 418 of 418

  • Dec 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 17 Workers returning to shipyard in Gdynia, Poland are met by soldiers who shoot at the crowd, killing at least 18, wounding hundreds
  • Dec 18 Polish uprising fails
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 20 Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's communist party leader
  • Dec 21 Oregon v. Mitchell Supreme Court case was decided, lowering the minimum voting age in U.S. federal elections to 18. The voting age for state and local elections was left to states discretion
  • Dec 22 Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment

Historic Event

Dec 23 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record) in London's West End

  • Dec 23 A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland
  • Dec 23 French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia
  • Dec 23 NYC World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
  • Dec 23 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Dec 24 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
  • Dec 28 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
  • Dec 29 Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon
  • Dec 30 The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million

Historic Event

Dec 31 Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin

  • Dec 31 President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines