Top Headlines of 1970
- 40 Year Anniversary of Moon Landing
- Chicago 7 Are Acquitted Of Conspiracy to Riot 5 Found Guilty Of Lesser Charges
- South Whites Storm Bus to Prevent integration
- National Guard Opens Fire Killing Four Students at Kent State University
- Nixon Asks Vote for 18 Years Olds
- 747 With 379 Aboard Hijacked To Cuba
- Soviet Cosmonauts Set New Record of 17 Days In Space
- Nation Celebrates Earth Day
- Stocks rise 32.04 in record day
- Penn Central asks for bankruptcy reorganization
- New York Abortion law takes effect, most liberal in US
- 20,000 Are killed in East Pakistan Cyclone Tidal Wave
- Guitarist Jimi Hendrix dies
- Singer Janis Joplin dies
- Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty goes into affect
- Senate Curbs Defacto School Segregation
- Biafra surrenders after 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria (Jan. 12).
- Rhodesia severs last tie with British Crown and declares itself a racially segregated republic (March 1).
- US troops invade Cambodia (May 1).
- A Palestinian revolt erupts in Jordan. Forces loyal to King Hussein suppress the revolt and expel the PLO from the country.
- Earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Peru (May 31).
- Egyptian President Nasser dies and is replaced by Anwar el-Sadat.
- Tonga (June 4) and Fiji (Oct. 10) gain independence from Britain.
1970 Economy / Prices
President: Richard M. Nixon
Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew
Life expectancy: 70.8 years
Federal spending: $195.65 billion
Federal debt: $380.9 billion
Consumer Price Index: 38.8
Cost of a new home: $26,600.00
Median Household Income: $8,734.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.06
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.36
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.62
Cost of a gallon of Milk: 1.15
Kansas City defeats Minnesota (23-7)
Baltimore defeats Cincinnati (4-1)
New York defeats LA Lakers (4-3)
Boston defeats St. Louis (4-0)
Women: Margaret Court defeats B.J. King (14-12 11-9)
Men: John Newcombe defeats K. Rosewall (5-7 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-1)
Kentucky Derby Champion:
NCAA Basketball Championship:
UCLA defeats Jacksonville (80-69)
NCAA Football Champions:
Nebraska (AP, FW) (11-0-1); Texas (UPI, NFF-tie), (10-1-0) & Ohio St. (NFF-tie), (9-1-0)
Brazil defeats Italy (4-1)