Times and Tunes

Here are some songs that were popular in 1970, what things cost at that
time and some news headlines from that year.

1970 Greatest Hits
17. Kentucky Rain - Elvis Presley

What was happening when we were seniors?

President: Richard M. Nixon
VP:Spiro T. Agnew
House: $26,600.00
Milk: $1.15 gallon
Gas: $0.36
Dozen eggs : $0.62
Stamp: $0.06
Avg. Income: $8,734.00
1970 News Headlines
Senate Curbs Defacto School Segregation
South Whites Storm Bus To Prevent integration
747 With 379 Aboard Hijacked To Cuba
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty goes into affect
New York Abortion law takes effect, most liberal in US
200,00 Are killed in East Pakistan Cyclone Tidal Wave
Singer Janis Joplin dies
Kent State Shooting
May 4, 1970....National Guardsmen opened fire on a group of students,
wounding many, 4 fatally, on the campus of Kent State University.
Today, memorials to the four students stand near the place of the

Chilie elects Marxist, Allende, as head of state
Allende became the first western nation to freely elect a Marxist head
of state. This resulted in a stock market crash, a run on banks and a
strike by mine workers.

Black September
Jordan's King Hussein started to drive Palestinian commandos from his
country, and on the 28th, Egyptian president Nasser died of a heart

First Earth Day, April 22

EPA created

Prime time football
ABC begins it's long running Monday Night Football

World Trade Center is completed
Childproof safety caps
First female jockey in Kentucky Derby

Mexico City subway is completed

California is the first no-fault divorce state

First New York City marathon
Lithium is approved by the FDA
Used to treat manic-depressives.

Arcosanti, a desert utopia is begun

The New English Bible is printed
Directly translated from ancient texts into English, it created a big
stir of controversy due to it's deviations from the King James version
of the Bible (which had been originally translated from other languages)

Spain's Franco regime convicts Basque leaders

The Beatles release Let It Be, their last album

First successful oil well in the North Sea found

Artist Rothko commits suicide
After an investigation of his dealer, it is discovered that he had
purchased 800 paintings after Rothko's death at much less their true

Canadian October Crisis
Two Canadian leaders were kidnapped by Front de liberation du Quebec, a
Quebec seperatist movement. This resulted in martial law being declared
in the Quebec province. One of the leaders, Pierre Laporte was killed
by his captors, the other freed.

Doonesbury comic strip goes national

Apollo 13 mission suffers a huge setback
A ruptured air tank on their way to the moon almost sealed the fate of
the three astronauts on board the spacecraft.

Floppy disc was invented.

Charles Manson Convicted of Murdering Sharon Tate
Charles Manson, the leader of a bizzare cult, and 4 of his followers
were convicted of the murders of several people including actress
Sharon Tate and her unborn baby.

Earthquake in Peru May 31, 1970
72,000 people were killed and 700,000 were left homless

China Launches Its First Satellite
APRIL 24. The People's Republic of China becomes the fifth nation to
put a satellite into orbit. China 1's first broadcast is the song "Tang
Fang Hung" (The East is Red).

Federal Elections
18 year olds are given the right to vote in federal elections.

The introduction of bar codes
Bar codes are introduced for retail and industrial use in England.

Marshall University plane crash
On November 14, 1970 a chartered plane carrying 75 players, coaches,
and prominent residents of Huntington, WV and Marshall University
crashed just short of the runway after returning from the days game
against ECU. There were no survivors.

First F-14 Tomcat Tested
Dec. 21, 1970: The first ever F-14 Tomcat was tested; This led to use
by the NAVY for about 30 years.

American Soldiers Found Guilty
American soldiers found guilty of murdering entire town of Vietnamese








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