School Days - snowhawk midi Hotel California

What I Remember from my High School Days:::
Viet Nam War
Letters to & from my friends & relatives in Viet Nam
Protesting and Riots
Nat'l Guard shooting Kent State University student protestors
Stores downtown closing and "Strip Malls" opening
People moving to the suburbs
Pep Rallies - Getting the "Spirit Stick"! YaY!
Tors Football Games
Basketball
Volleyball
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Many Sports Records Broken
Cooler Weather that always meant The Fair was coming!
Space news keeping me in awe along with all the riots and war
BEST THING of ALL: Buying 45's and albums -- Xahlent MUSIC!


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SEPTEMBER 1968

05 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan
09 1st US Open, held as an "open" (Arthur Ashe-wins)
09 Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
14 USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
15 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV
15 Launch of Zond 5, the 1st lunar fly-around with Earth reentry. Probable test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
16 Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
17 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of the Moon
19 Baby born on Golden Gate Bridge (those Marin County folk!)
20 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
22 Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions
22 Zond 5 completes flight
24 "60 Minutes" premiers
24 "That's Life" premiers-A Broadway musical type TV show
26 "Hawaii Five-O" debuts as an hourly program on CBS
27 Cardinal's super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of the year, ends with 1.12 ERA
28 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
28 Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
28 Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
29 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
30 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
30 Supremes release "Love Child"

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OCTOBER 1968

NATO Science Committee sponsored a conference in Garmisch, Germany to examine the issues of developing software
01 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
02 Bob Gibson sets a world series record of 17 strikeouts (1968 World Series)
03 Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Belande Terry in Peru
07 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
09 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
10 Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
10 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd
10 Lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86
11 Apollo Guidance Computer made its debut orbiting the Earth on Apollo 7
11 Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
11 Billy Martin named manager of Twins
11 Panama revolts
12 19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City
12 Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
14 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
14 Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
14 J.R. Hines of US runs 100 m in world record 9.95 sec
16 During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
18 Bob Beamon of USA sets the long jump record (29"2") in Mexico City
18 Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas
18 John Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession
18 Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 meter dash
18 Police find 219 grains of cannabis resin in John & Yoko's apt
18 US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony
19 Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
20 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis
22 Apollo 7 returns to Earth
23 Kip Keino (Kenya) wins gold medal for 1,500m (3 min 34.9 sec)
24 Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on bail
25 Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
25 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby
26 Soyuz 3 launched
31 President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam

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NOVEMBER 1968

05 Nixon (R) beats VP Humphrey (D) & George C Wallace for Presidency
08 Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John
10 Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight
11 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
11 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
19 Army coup seizes power in Mali
21 Supremes & Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
22 Beatles release "The Beatles," (White Album)in UK, their only double album
28 John Lennon is fined for unauthorized drug possession

DECEMBER 1968

05 Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
07 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
07 Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823
09 Doug Engelbart demonstrates first computer mouse at Stanford
11 US Soccer Football Association refuses to let NASL disband
12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
13 Playland at the Beach reopens
21 Apollo 8 (Frank Borman Jim Lovell Bill Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
23 1st US case of space motion sickness
23 82 members of US intelligence ship "Pueblo" released by North Korea
23 Borman, Lovell & Anders become 1st men to orbit Moon
24 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
25 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon
27 Apollo 8 returns to Earth
28 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
28 Beatles' "Beatles-The White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
29 Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
29 New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
30 -48F (-44C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)
31 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)

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JANUARY 1969

IPTO awarded a contract to Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) to work on implementing the physical network
03 John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in New Jersey
03 Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
04 France begins arms embargo against Israel
05 USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
06 Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
07 US Congress doubles presidential salary
09 Concorde jetliner's 1st test flight (Bristol England)
10 Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
10 USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
10 Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
11 Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
11 "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
12 Superbowl III New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7 in Miami Superbowl MVP Joe Namath, New York Jets, Quarterback
13 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
14 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
14 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
15 Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
15 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
16 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
17 Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK
17 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
17 Soyuz 5 lands
18 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
19 AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 38-25
19 NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 10-7
20 Richard M Nixon inaugurated as President
20 U of Arizona reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
21 22nd NHL All-Star Game West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
22 Billy Preston becomes the 5th Beatle
22 Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
22 "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City NY for 110 performances
22 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
23 Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
24 Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency
25 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
27 14 spies hung in Baghdad
27 9 Jews publicly executed in Damascus Syria
28 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
28 2nd ABA All-Star Game West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville
29 Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars
30 US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
31 Beatles perform last live gig (42-minute concert on roof of Apple HQs)
31 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA

FEBRUARY 1969

04 41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost
05 US population reaches 200 million
05 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm & head coach of Redskins
07 Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack - Hialeah, Florida
07 George Harrison of the Beatles, has his tonsils removed
08 Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
09 World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight
13 Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
17 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash record an album (never released)
22 Barbara Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
24 Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby
25 Beatles begin recording for the Abbey Road album

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MARCH 1969

01 After 88 weeks Sgt Pepper drops off the charts
01 Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium
01 Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball
02 1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde
03 Apollo 9 launched into 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
05 Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
10 James Earl Ray pleads guilty of killing Martin Luther King Jr
12 120 joints found at George & Patti Harrison's home
12 Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London
13 Apollo 9 returns to Earth
16 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
17 Golda Meir becomes Israeli PM
19 Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
20 Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
22 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
25 John & Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
26 Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched
27 Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
29 Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
31 George Harrison & Patti Boyd are each fined for illegal drugs

APRIL 1969

03 First RFC (Request For Comments), "Host Software", was submitted by Steve Crocker
04 Dr Denton Cooley implants 1st temporary artificial heart
12 Simon & Garfunkel release "Boxer"
14 1st major league baseball game outside US played in Montreal, Canada
14 Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
17 Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
17 The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert
19 "Oliver," Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn win 51st Academy Awards
21 Record 1,152 starters compete in Boston Marathon
22 Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zygiewicz in 1:36
23 Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
24 Paul McCartney says their is no truth to the rumours he is dead
28 Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France

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MAY 1969

01 Houston Don Wilson 2nd no-hitter beats Cin Reds, 4-0
03 Unbeaten Majestic Prince wins the Kentucky Derby
04 Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues for the Stanley Cup
05 Boston beats Los Angeles, 4 games to 3, for the NBA championship
07 Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers in 2nd ABA championship, 4 games to 1
10 Turtles play the White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
12 Kenneth H Wallis achieved record speed for an autogiro-179 KPH
15 Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigned from Supreme Court
16 The Who's Pete Townsend & Roger Daltrey charged with assault
16 Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere
17 Balt, Cleve & Pitts agree to go from NFC to the AFC in the NFL
17 Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus
18 Apollo 10 launched toward lunar orbit
21 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over the NY Mets
22 Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface
23 The Who release the rock opera "Tommy"
24 Beatles' "Get Back," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
26 Apollo 10 returns to Earth
26 John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
27 Walt Disney World construction begins (Florida)
31 John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"
31 Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"

JUNE 1969

01 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
02 Australian aircraft carrier "Melbourne" slices US destroyer "Frank E Evans" in half, killing 74. (South Vietnam)
04 Nicky Hopkins quits rock & rolls, Jeff Beck Group
05 Race riot in Hartford Connecticut
07 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
07 Tommy James & the Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
08 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
09 Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
11 David Bowie releases "Space Oddity"
13 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins the Rolling Stones, replacing Brian Jones
15 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premiers on CBS TV
16 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
19 State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
20 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
21 Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
22 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
23 Joe Frazier beats Jerry Quarry for the heavyweight boxing title
23 Warren E Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice
25 Longest tennis match in Wimbledon history, Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
27 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
27 Police raid the Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against the police, it lasts 3 days
29 1st Jewish worship service at White House
30 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34

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JULY 1969

01 Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
01 John & Yoko are hospitalized after a car crash
03 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
03 Rolling Stones' Brian Jones is found dead in his swimming pool at his Cotchford Farm home
04 "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in the UK
04 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin
04 Ann Jones defeats Billie Jean King for Wimbledon Ladies championship
05 Rod Laver wins his 4th Wimbledon championship
05 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
07 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language
08 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
10 NL votes to split into 2 divisions
11 Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
13 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
14 "Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins
15 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
15 Rod Carew ties the record with his 7th steal of home in a season
16 Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on the Moon, launched
18 Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
18 Mary Jo Kopechne & Sen Ted Kennedy plunge off Chappaquiddick bridge
19 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
20 1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
21 Neil Armstrong steps on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
21 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
22 USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
23 NL beats AL 9-3 in 40th All Star Game (RFK Stadium, Washington) for 7th consecutive time
24 Apollo 11 returns to Earth
24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
24 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal
25 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
26 Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific
29 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
30 Barbra Striesand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas
31 National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, LA

AUGUST 1969

01 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
04 Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium
05 Mariner 7 flies past Mars
06 Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
09 Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
12 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
14 British troops intervenes militarily in Northern Ireland
14 NY Mets fall 9 games back, later to win the pennant
15 Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
17 Hurricane Camille hits Gulf Coast near mouth of Mississippi River, claims 255 lives, $322 million in damages
19 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
23 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno, Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
25 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
30 120,000 attend Texas Intl Pop Festival
30 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival at Tenino, Washington
30 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
31 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival

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SEPTEMBER 1969

Creation of ARPANET - first successful linking of 4 computers (network)
01 Libyan revolution, Col Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris
10 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
15 Phillies Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
22 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes 2nd player to hit HR # 600
24 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem Natl Conv) begins
26 Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
28 Joe Kapp (Minn Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
29 "Love American Style," premiers on ABC
29 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6
29 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver Broncos

OCTOBER 1969

04 United Nations starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
04 Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
05 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
09 The Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
11 Soyuz 6 is launched
12 Soyuz 7 is launched
13 Soyuz 8 is launched
14 Race riots in Springfield Mass
15 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
15 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a world series (World Series #66)
15 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
16 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
18 Federal govt bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
27 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization dubbed Nader's Raiders by the Washington Post
31 George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK
31 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida

NOVEMBER 1969

Victor Scheinman's Stanford Arm made a breakthrough as the first successful electrically powered, computer-controlled robot arm
01 Beatles' "Abbey Road," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
02 NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kramer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
06 1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Baltimore & Denny McLain, Detroit)
07 John & Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
10 "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV
11 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in the UK
11 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by the FBI for drunkenness
13 VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depths of bias & distortion
14 Apollo 12 launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
15 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against the Vietnam War
15 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indecent language in Tampa, FL
19 Apollo 12's Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on the Moon
20 Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal
24 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
25 John Lennon returns his Member of the British Empire medal to protest Britain's involvement in Biafra & Vietnam
29 Beatles' "Come Together," single goes #1

DECEMBER 1969

AT&T Bell Laboratories programmers Kenneth Thompson and Dennis Ritchie developed the UNIX operating system on a spare DEC minicomputer. UNIX combined many of the timesharing and file management features offered by Multics, from which it took its name
01 US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
03 John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
06 300,000 attend the Altamont CA, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
15 San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
16 "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
17 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
17 USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
18 Britain abolishes death penalty
19 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
22 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots

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January 1970

ARPANET network expanded from first 4 computers to thirteen (then 23 by April 1972)
01 "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
02 Dutch premiere of the musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
02 US population is 204,000,000; Black population 22,600,000 (11.1%)
03 Marxist government takes over in Congo
03 "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 84 performances
03 "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 1508 performances
04 Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
04 Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC championship game
04 Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game
04 Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
05 Soap Opera "All My Children," premieres on ABC
07 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
11 Superbowl IV Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP Len Dawson, Kansas City, Quarterback
12 Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
12 Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
16 AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
16 NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
16 Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
17 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
18 Hasse Börjes skates world record 500 meters in 38.9 seconds
19 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
19 Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
20 20th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
20 23rd NHL All-Star Game East beat West 4-1 at St Louis
20 Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano
22 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, New York to London in 6½ hours
23 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)
23 US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
23 Dolle Mina burns her bra in Amsterdam
23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
24 3rd ABA All-Star Game West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
24 Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 seconds)
25 Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H," premieres
27 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
31 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges

February 1970

Fairchild introduced the first 256-bit static RAM called the 4100, while Intel announced the first 1024-bit dynamic RAM, called the 1103, in the same year
02 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points
10 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hotel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths. (Val d'Isere, France)
11 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
13 Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
15 Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo
16 Joe Frazier KOs Jimmy Ellis for undisputed heavyweight boxing crown
17 Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife & daughter
17 Joni Mitchell's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
19 USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
24 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
26 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
27 NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance
28 Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge

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March 1970

SRI International's Shakey became the first mobile robot controlled by artificial intelligence
01 End of US commercial whale hunting
01 Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released
01 White govt of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
02 American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
04 Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
04 NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
05 3 SDS Weathermen killed when bomb explodes in NYC townhouse
05 Nuclear non-proliferation treaty went into effect
06 Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
10 Barbra Striesand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"
13 Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
15 Expo '70 World Fair opens in Osaka, Japan
17 US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
18 NFL selects Wilson as official football & scoreboard as official time
25 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
26 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
26 Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
27 Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
28 1,300 die when 7.1 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
30 USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
31 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee

April 1970

Vietnam War protesters attacked university computer centers. At the University of Wisconsin, the toll was one human and four machines.
02 2 men begin ascent of south face of Annapurna I, the highest final stage in a wall climb in the world
08 Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court
09 Paul McCartney announces official split of the Beatles
11 Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
11 Beatles' "Let it Be," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
12 Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle & Joe DiMaggio
13 Billy Casper wins the Masters golf tournament
13 Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
17 Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
17 Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney"
20 Ron Hill's 2:10:30 at Boston, sets new US marathon record
22 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
22 NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher
22 NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
22 Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
24 China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
25 Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
25 Melanie releases "Lay Down"
30 US troops invade Cambodia

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May 1970

Citizens and Southern National Bank in Valdosta, GA installed the country's first automatic teller machine
02 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
04 T.H. Williams wins Pulitzer Prize for his biography, Huey Long
04 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State
06 Yuchiro Miura of Japan skies down Mt Everest
08 Beatles release "Let it Be" album
08 Knicks beat Lakers, 113-99 for their 1st NBA championship
10 Boston Bruins sweep St Louis Blues for the Stanley Cup
11 Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise
12 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run
12 Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on the Supreme Court
12 Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)
13 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premiers
14 Harry A Blackmun appointed to the Supreme Court
15 Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 in racial disturbance at Jackson State College
17 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits
17 Thor Heyerdahl crosses the Atlantic on reed raft Ra
20 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam
20 2 die in a NYC subway accident
21 National Guard mobilized to quell disturbances at Ohio State U
22 Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
22 Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0
23 Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside of the US (England)
24 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
25 Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars in 3rd ABA championship, 4 games to 2
27 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I
31 At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru leveled by earthquake. (50-70,000 die)

June 1970

McNeese offered their first Computer Science course (with Fortran IV)... That's "how I spent my summer vacation" in 1970.
01 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
07 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center
09 Harry A Blackmun becomes a Supreme Court Justice
13 Beatles' "Let It Be," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
13 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
16 Race riots in Miami Florida
19 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
20 Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR
21 Brazil wins last Jules Rimet Trophy, soccer championship
22 Pres Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18)
23 Rocker Chubby Checker arrest for marijuana possession
24 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs
24 Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
26 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
29 US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
30 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City

July 1970

03 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
03 Calif Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
04 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ
05 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
08 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
12 Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky
14 National League wins the Major League Baseball All-Star game 41
15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
17 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
18 Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
18 Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time
18 Willie Mays hits # 3,000
20 1st baby born on Alcatraz Island
29 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
30 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
31 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"

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August 1970

03 4 day NFL strike ends
03 Hurricane "Celia" (hit Corpus Christi) becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
03 Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
04 Jim Morrison (The Doors) arrested for drunkenness
07 1st computer chess tournament
07 4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)
08 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37
09 Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
11 Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues
15 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
17 Venera 7 launched by USSR for soft landing on Venus
24 Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
28 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
29 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia (1 cop killed)
31 Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
31 US defeats German FR for tennis' Davis Cup

September 1970

03 Vince Lombardi football coach, dies in Washington DC at 57
12 USSR launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility
13 IBM announces System 370 computer
15 Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million
18 Jimi Hendrix rock guitarist, dies at 27 in London
19 "Mary Tyler Moore" show premiers
20 Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
21 "Monday Night Football" on ABC premiers (Browns beat Jets 31-21)
22 Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
24 1st Automated return of lunar sample by Luna 16
27 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
28 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
28 Nasser Egyptian Pres, dies of a heart attack at 52 replaced by Sadat

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October 1970

04 Janis Joplin rock singer from Port Arthur, Texas, dies at 27
04 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
05 PBS becomes a network
13 Angela Davis arrested in NYC
15 Baltimore Orioles beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
23 Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,002 kph)
24 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
26 "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
28 US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts

November 1970

01 Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die
02 Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87)
07 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
08 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
09 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
10 Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched
13 Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh
13 VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
14 Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV
17 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
21 Elvis Presley meets President Richard Nixon at the White House and receives a Drug Enforcement Agency badge

December 1970

Norman Abrahamson develops ALOHAnet at University of Hawaii. ALOHAnet provided the background for the work which later became ethernet
02 Environmental Protection Agency begins (Director: William Ruckelshaus)
16 1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)
24 9 Jews are convicted in Lenningrad of hijacking a plane
24 Walt Disney's "The Aristocats" is released
27 "Hello, Dolly!" closes on Broadway after a record 2,844 performances
31 Congress authorizes the Eisenhower dollar coin
31 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles

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January 1971

01 Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
03 Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
03 Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
04 Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected Governor of Virgin Islands
04 Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
04 Congressional Black Caucus organizes
05 Harlem Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
05 US heavyweight "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found
06 Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
06 Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
07 -40F (-40C), Hawley Lake, Arizona (state record)
08 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island CA
11 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
12 "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
12 Fed grand jury indicts Reverend Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
15 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
16 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1 58.7)
17 Super Bowl V Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Superbowl MVP Chuck Howley, Dallas, Linebacker
19 Beatles' Helter Skelter is played at the Charles Manson trial
19 24th NHL All-Star Game West beat East 2-1 at Boston
20 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
20 Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1 18.8)
21 "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
22 John & Yoko record "Power to the People"
23 -80F (-62C), Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
23 UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
23 4th ABA All-Star Game East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
24 NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 27-6 (1st Pro Bowl after NFL-AFL merger)
25 Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
25 Philadelphia mint's 1st trial strike of the Eisenhower dollar
26 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept law against limitation of war crimes
29 Dawn single "Knock Three Times" hits #1
30 UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
31 Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
31 Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey & Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
31 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
31 US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich

February 1971

04 National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC
04 Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
04 Government exhibit under construction collapses, kills 65 in Brazil
05 Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro. Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell walk on Moon for 4 hrs
06 1st time a golf ball is hit on the Moon (by Alan Shepard)
07 Women win the right to vote in Switzerland
09 Apollo 14 returns to Earth
09 Earthquake shook Los Angeles, 64 die
09 Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 26 & causes over $billion damage
09 Satchel Paige becomes 1st Black-league player elected to baseball Hall of Fame
10 American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in NY
10 Bill White becomes the 1st black baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
11 Montreal Canadian John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
11 US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
13 Golfing VP Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into the crowd, injuring 2
14 Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
14 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
19 Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
19 Walt Wesley becomes the 1st Cleveland Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
20 National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. The mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
21 Series of tornadoes cut through Mississippi & Louisiana killing 117
23 George Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year
23 Lt Calley confessed & implicates Captain Medina
28 Jack Nicklaus completes his 2nd golf grand slam

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March 1971

03 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles
07 Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease-fire
08 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
08 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in Madison Square Garden (1st to beat Ali)
08 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
10 Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
13 Live at Fillmore East recorded
14 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV
14 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
18 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
19 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half
21 Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2"
25 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
26 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
27 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
29 1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My-Lai massacre

April 1971

01 United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership
01 US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
02 Sci-fi soap opera "Dark Shadows" concludes an almost 5 year run
03 Temptations hit #1 with "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)"
05 Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
08 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
09 Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK
10 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos
10 US table tennis team arrives in China PR
15 43rd Academy Awards presented (Best Picture: "The French Connection")
19 Russia launches its 1st Salyut space station
19 USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
20 US Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation
20 Barbra Striesand records "We've Only Just Begun"
23 Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike
23 Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station
24 Soyuz 10 returns to Earth
26 SF lightship replaced by automatic buoy
28 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black admiral in US Navy
29 Bill Graham closes down the Fillmore & Fillmore East
29 Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration
30 Milwaukee Bucks sweep Balt Bullets for NBA championship with the fewest points in NBA History

May, 1971... The Month We Graduated:

Hoff's inspiration was the world's first microprocessor, the 4004, where the '4's were used to indicate that the device had a 4-bit data path. The 4004 was part of a four-chip system which also consisted of a 256-byte ROM, a 32-bit RAM, and a 10-bit shift register. The 4004 itself contained approximately 2,300 transistors and could execute 60,000 operations per second
01 Amtrak railroad begins operation
01 Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"
03 National Public Radio begins programming
03 Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
05 Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY
09 Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Baltimore Oriole history
10 US special delivery rates go from 45¢ to 60¢
12 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds Bianca Macias at St Tropez Town Hall
13 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident
15 2nd anniversary of People's Park demo, "instigated" by Daily Cal, leads to Daily Cal moving off Berkeley campus
16 1st class postage now costs 8¢ (was 6¢)
18 Montreal Canadiens beat Chic Black Hawks 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup
18 President Nixon rejects the 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus
18 Utah Stars beat Ky Colonels in 4th ABA championship, 4 games to 3
18 Vampire rapist Wayne Boden's last victim found
19 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
20 Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia
21 National Guard mobilized to quell riot in Chattanooga, Tenn
23 Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands
24 A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
28 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"
28 USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
30 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drank LSD apple juice
30 US Mariner 9, 1st satellite to orbit Mars, launched
30 Willie Mays hits his 638th homerun, setting a National League record of 1,950 runs scored
31 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
31 GRADUATION DAY! ~\o/~ 389 of us! (I know because I was #389 alphabetically:)

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June 1971

Kenbak-1, the first personal computer, (designed by John V. Blankenbaker) advertised for $750 in Scientific American (256 byte memory)
03 Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cin Reds, 1-0
04 Oakland A's beat Wash Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
06 Ed Sullivan's final TV show
06 Air West flight 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die
06 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
07 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut
09 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold
10 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
12 Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
13 NY Times began publishing "The Pentagon Papers"
16 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida
19 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
21 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
23 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
28 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds
28 Supreme Court overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
29 Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days
30 Ohio becomes the 38th state to approve of lower the voting age to 18, thus ratifying the 26th amendment
30 3 cosmonauts die as Soyuz XI depressurizes during reentry

July 1971

01 Golden Gate Bridge paid for (so why is there still a toll?)
03 Jim Morrison rocker (Doors), dies of heart failure in Paris
05 26th amendment certified (reduces voting age to 18)
06 Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong died
06 White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
07 Rod Stewart explodes into stardom with "Every Picture Tells a Story" Album ("Maggie May")
11 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
12 Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
13 AL beats NL 6-4 in 42nd All Star Game (Tiger Stadium, Detroit)
15 President Nixon announces he would visit People's Republic of China
26 Apollo 15 launched to the Moon
28 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
30 George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"
30 Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
30 US Apollo 15 lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon

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August 1971

01 George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC
03 Paul McCartney announces the formation of his group Wings
04 US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft
07 Apollo 15 returns to Earth
09 Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
11 Construction begins on the Louisiana Superdome
11 Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501
15 President Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents
13 Dave Scott becomes 1st person to drive a car on the Moon
13 Paul & Linda McCartney release "The Back Seat of My Car"
14 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
14 British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
14 St Louis Cards Bob Gibson no-hits Pitts, 11-0
15 Bahrain gains independence from Britain
17 My 18th Birthday... Plantation House for lunch, then a crawfish boil for dinner :Þ~
20 FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr
26 NY Giant football team announces its leaving the Bronx for NJ in 1975
26 Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game

September 1971

02 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer
03 John Lennon leaves the UK for NYC, never to return
03 Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office
04 Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, Alaska; kills 109
08 John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opens in Washington DC
09 1,000 convicts seize Attica, NY prison
09 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on the Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)
09 John Lennon releases the "Imagine" album
09 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
13 9 hostages & 28 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
13 Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR
13 World Hockey Association formed
14 Cleveland Indians & Wash Senators, play 20 innings
16 Hurricane Edith causes widespread devastation
16 6 Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses
21 John Lennon & Yoko Ono are Dick Cavett's only guest
21 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
24 Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
30 Last Wash Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit Yanks trailing 4-2 in the 9th with 2 outs, fans rush the field

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October 1971

01 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
02 Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race
03 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
04 Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
08 John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"
13 1st world series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3) (World Series #68)
14 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
17 Pitts Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
21 Nixon nominates Lewis F Powell & William H Rehnquist to US Supreme Court, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan
22 Cajun Renaissance man, "Coozan" Dudley "HADACOL" LeBlanc died in Abbeville
24 Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
25 Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
25 UN General Assembly admits Mainland China & expels Taiwan
26 UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
27 Republic of the Congo becomes Republic of Zare
28 England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit
28 John & Yoko record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC

November 1971

01 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
05 NBA's Los Angeles Lakers start a 33 game consecutive victory streak
13 Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
21 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
24 Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
24 Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison NJ
27 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
29 1st Pro Golf Championship at Walt Disney World

December 1971

Intel's process of miniaturization, "microprocessors" proved capable of performing the millions, then billions, of humble "on-off" switches that are at the very heart of a computer's operation, marking the definitive turning point in processing power
ARPANET grew to 15 nodes which included 26 nodes: UCLA, SRI, UCSB, University of Utah, BBN, MIT, RAND, SDC, Harvard, Lincoln Lab, Stanford, UIUC, CWRU, CMU, and NASA(Ames)
01 John & Yoko release "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" in US
02 Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars
07 Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
13 John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
14 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
16 Pakistan army surrenders to Indian army in Bangladesh
17 Cease-fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
18 1st Candlelight Processional
18 People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chicago
19 NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp
21 UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary general
24 Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
25 Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
25 Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul

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