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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.




  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Feb 8, 1970

    Audrey Hepburn

    Luca Andrea Dotti

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Feb 8, 1970

    Aubrey's son Luca Andrea Dotti was born on 8 February 1970.




  • Cambodia
    Wednesday Mar 18, 1970

    Vietnam War

    Cambodian coup of 1970

    Cambodia
    Wednesday Mar 18, 1970

    In March 1970, Prince Sihanouk was deposed by his pro-American prime minister Lon Nol, who demanded that North Vietnamese troops leave Cambodia or face military action.




  • North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Monday Mar 30, 1970

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Head of the Sarawak People's Guerrillas in Sarawak's First Division, formed the North Kalimantan Communist Party

    North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Monday Mar 30, 1970

    On 30 March 1970, Wen Ming Chyuan, the Head of the Sarawak People's Guerrillas in Sarawak's First Division, formed the North Kalimantan Communist Party.




  • England
    Friday Apr 10, 1970

    The Beatles

    McCartney Publicly announced his departure

    England
    Friday Apr 10, 1970

    McCartney was unhappy with the producer's approach and particularly dissatisfied with the lavish orchestration on "The Long and Winding Road", which involved a fourteen-voice choir and 36-piece instrumental ensemble. McCartney's demands that the alterations to the song be reverted were ignored, and he publicly announced his departure from the band on 10 April 1970, a week before the release of his first, self-titled solo album.


  • 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.


  • The Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 9, 1970

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon's responses to protesters

    The Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 9, 1970

    Nixon's responses to protesters included an impromptu, early morning meeting with them at the Lincoln Memorial on May 9, 1970.


  • Peru
    Sunday May 31, 1970

    1970 Ancash earthquake

    1970 Ancash earthquake

    Peru
    Sunday May 31, 1970

    The undersea earthquake struck on a Sunday afternoon and lasted about 45 seconds. The shock affected the Peruvian regions of Ancash and La Libertad. The epicenter was located 35 km (22 mi) off the coast of Casma and Chimbote in the Pacific Ocean, where the Nazca Plate is being subducted beneath the South American Plate. It had a moment magnitude of 7.9 and maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). The focal mechanism and hypocentral depth of the earthquake show that the earthquake was a result of normal faulting within the subducting slab. The northern wall of Mount Huascarán was destabilized, causing a rock, ice, and snow avalanche and burying the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. The avalanche started as a sliding mass of glacial ice and rock about 910 meters (2,990 ft) wide and 1.6 km (1 mile) long. It advanced about 18 kilometers (11 mi) to the village of Yungay at an average speed of 280 to 335 km per hour. The fast-moving mass picked up glacial deposits and by the time it reached Yungay, it is estimated to have consisted of about 80 million m³ of water, mud, rocks, and snow.


  • London, England
    Saturday Jun 20, 1970

    Margaret Thatcher

    Secretary of State for Education and Science

    London, England
    Saturday Jun 20, 1970

    The Conservative Party led by Edward Heath won the 1970 general election, and Thatcher was subsequently appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Education and Science. Thatcher caused controversy when after only a few days in office she withdrew Labour's Circular 10/65 which attempted to force comprehensivisation, without going through a consultation progress.


  • Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1970

    Prince Charles

    Graduation

    Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1970

    Charles broke royal tradition a second time when he proceeded straight to university after his A-levels, rather than joining the British Armed Forces. In October 1967, he was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read anthropology, archaeology, and history. During his second year, Charles attended the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, studying Welsh history and language for a term. He graduated from Cambridge with a 2:2 Bachelor of Arts on 23 June 1970, the first heir apparent to earn a university degree.


  • New Delhi, India
    Friday Jun 26, 1970

    Indira Gandhi

    Minister of Home Affairs

    New Delhi, India
    Friday Jun 26, 1970

    On 27 June 1970, she became the Minister of Home Affairs of India until 4 February 1973.


  • West Germany
    Monday Jul 13, 1970

    FIFA World Cup

    A New Trophy

    West Germany
    Monday Jul 13, 1970

    A new trophy was created for the 1974 edition, held in West Germany.


  • Aztec Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1970

    Pelé

    1970 World Cup

    Aztec Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1970

    Pele won World Cup 1970 against Italy 4-1


  • Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Qaboos acceded to the throne

    Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    Qaboos acceded to the throne on 23 July 1970 following a successful coup against his father, with the aim of ending the country's isolation and using its oil revenue for modernization and development. He declared that the country would no longer be known as Muscat and Oman, but would change its name to "the Sultanate of Oman" in order to better reflect its political unity.


  • Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Renaissance Day

    Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    The political system which Qaboos established is that of an absolute monarchy. The Sultan's birthday, 18 November, is celebrated as Oman's national holiday. The first day of his reign, 23 July, is celebrated as Renaissance Day.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 11, 1970

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    License back

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 11, 1970

    On August 11, 1970, with his case still in appeal, Ali was granted a license to box by the City of Atlanta Athletic Commission, thanks to State Senator Leroy R. Johnson.


  • East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
    Sunday Sep 13, 1970

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1970 Bhola Cyclone

    East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
    Sunday Sep 13, 1970

    The 1970 Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan and India's West Bengal on November 3, 1970. It remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and one of the deadliest natural disasters. At least 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta. This cyclone was the sixth cyclonic storm of the 1970 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and also the season's strongest.


  • 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.


  • England
    Thursday Dec 31, 1970

    The Beatles

    McCartney filed a suit

    England
    Thursday Dec 31, 1970

    McCartney filed suit for the dissolution of the Beatles' contractual partnership on 31 December 1970.


  • New Delhi, India
    Thursday Dec 31, 1970

    Indira Gandhi

    The Garibi Hatao Programme

    New Delhi, India
    Thursday Dec 31, 1970

    Garibi Hatao (Eradicate Poverty) was the theme for Gandhi's 1971 political bid. The Garibi Hatao slogan and the proposed anti-poverty programs that came with it were designed to give Gandhi an independent national support, based on rural and urban poor. This would allow her to bypass the dominant rural castes both in and of state and local governments; likewise the urban commercial class. And, for their part, the previously voiceless poor would at last gain both political worth and political weight[citation needed]. The programs created through Garibi Hatao, though carried out locally, were funded and developed by the Central Government in New Delhi. The program was supervised and staffed by the Indian National Congress party. "These programs also provided the central political leadership with new and vast patronage resources to be disbursed... throughout the country." **error in date


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