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  • Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 1, 1970

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    Mohammad Ali vs Patterson

    Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 1, 1970

    Ali defended his title against former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson on November 22, 1965. Before the match, Ali mocked Patterson, who was widely known to call him by his former name Cassius Clay, as an "Uncle Tom", calling him "The Rabbit". Ali won the fight in the 12th round through technical knockouts.




  • Kent, Ohio, U.S.
    Friday Jan 2, 1970

    Black History Month

    The first celebration of Black History Month

    Kent, Ohio, U.S.
    Friday Jan 2, 1970

    The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, from January 2, 1970 – February 28, 1970.




  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 1, 1970

    Carter G. Woodson

    The Black United Students and Black educators at Kent State University

    Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 1, 1970

    The Black United Students and Black educators at Kent State University expanded this idea to include an entire month beginning on February 1, 1970.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 30, 1970

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon announced the ground invasion of Cambodia

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 30, 1970

    He soon instituted phased U.S. troop withdrawals (From Vietnam), but also authorized incursions into Laos, in part to interrupt the Ho Chi Minh trail, which passed through Laos and Cambodia and was used to supply North Vietnamese forces. Nixon announced the ground invasion of Cambodia to the American public on April 30, 1970.




  • Ohio, U.S.
    Monday May 4, 1970

    Richard Nixon

    Ohio National Guardsmen shot and killed four unarmed students (Protesters).

    Ohio, U.S.
    Monday May 4, 1970

    Further protests erupted against what was perceived as an expansion of the conflict, and the unrest escalated to violence when Ohio National Guardsmen shot and killed four unarmed students on May 4.




  • U.S.
    Friday May 8, 1970

    The Beatles

    The Beatle's Last

    U.S.
    Friday May 8, 1970

    On 8 May, the Spector-produced Let It Be was released. Its accompanying single, "The Long and Winding Road", was the Beatles' last; it was released in the United States, but not in the UK.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1970

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    First return

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1970

    Ali's first return bout was against Jerry Quarry on October 26, resulting in a win after three rounds after Quarry was cut.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1970

    Library of Congress

    Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1970

    Debate continued within the library community until the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 shifted the library back towards its legislative roles, placing greater focus on research for Congress and congressional committees and renaming the Legislative Reference Service to the Congressional Research Service.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 3, 1970

    Ronald Reagan

    Second Term as a Governor

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 3, 1970

    An unsuccessful attempt to recall Reagan in 1968, Reagan was re-elected in 1970, defeating "Big Daddy" Jesse M. Unruh on November 3 with 52.85% of the vote. He chose not to seek a third term in the following election cycle.


  • Georgia, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 3, 1970

    Jimmy Carter

    1970 Georgia Gubernatorial Election

    Georgia, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 3, 1970

    The 1970 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970. It was marked by the election as Governor of Georgia of the relatively little-known former state Senator Jimmy Carter after a hard battle in the Democratic primary. This election is notable because Carter, often regarded as one of the New South Governors, later ran for President in 1976 on his gubernatorial record and won.


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