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Subject: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/15 at 1:57 am

Continued, of course, from the Before The 1970s section.

January 2nd 1970 - Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/03/15 at 8:58 am

January 1970?

Hmmm - I was in 5th grade.  All I can say about that is I liked my teacher and I may have been taking French.  I wanted to be a 'hippie'.  I liked NASA and rocketships.  Sesame Street had arrived - I was "too old" for it, but my little brother gave me an excuse  ::) .  The cartoons we watched included "The Archies", "Wacky Racers", "Scooby Doo", and "Josie & the Pussycats" (or did that arrive in the fall???) plus there were some "grown up" shows I watched including "Laugh In", "That Girl", "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "Medical Center", "Hee Haw", "Green Acres" and "The Brady Bunch".  That was some good TV watching...  8)

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/15 at 7:55 pm

January 4th 1970 – A magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes Tonghai County, China, killing at least 15,000 people.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/15 at 9:58 pm

1970 : As she performs her last show with The Supremes, Diana Ross introduces her replacement, Jean Terrell.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 01/14/15 at 2:08 pm


1970 : As she performs her last show with The Supremes, Diana Ross introduces her replacement, Jean Terrell.


So this is where she goes solo within the next couple of years?

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/15 at 8:09 pm

1970 – Moammar Gadhafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/15 at 8:10 pm


So this is where she goes solo within the next couple of years?
Signing a solo contract with Motown in March 1970, Ross released her eponymous solo debut, which included the hit singles, "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", the latter of which hit number one on the pop chart and resulted in Ross' first Grammy Award nomination, also becoming an international hit. Ross would struggle with her second album, Everything Is Everything, in the U.S., though its track, "I'm Still Waiting", became a number-one hit in the UK the following year. Ross' third album, Surrender, was better received and included the top 20 single, "Remember Me" and her modestly successful version of "Reach Out, I'll Be There", which like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" before it, was produced in a dramatic fashion by Ashford & Simpson. In 1971, Ross starred in her first TV special, Diana! In 1972, her soundtrack to her film debut, Lady Sings the Blues, became her only number-one album, eventually selling two million copies. Ross scored her second number-one single in 1973 with the ballad, "Touch Me in the Morning". Later that year, Motown issued Diana & Marvin, a duet album with fellow Motown artist Marvin Gaye. The album became a hit overseas, eventually being certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for shipments of 100,000 copies. Ross toured throughout 1973 and 1974 in North America and abroad. Later in 1973, Ross became the first entertainer in Japan's history to receive an invitation to the Imperial Palace for a private audience with the Empress Nagako, wife of Emperor Hirohito

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/15 at 8:11 pm

1970 – Nigerian Civil War: After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 01/15/15 at 3:01 pm


Signing a solo contract with Motown in March 1970, Ross released her eponymous solo debut, which included the hit singles, "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", the latter of which hit number one on the pop chart and resulted in Ross' first Grammy Award nomination, also becoming an international hit. Ross would struggle with her second album, Everything Is Everything, in the U.S., though its track, "I'm Still Waiting", became a number-one hit in the UK the following year. Ross' third album, Surrender, was better received and included the top 20 single, "Remember Me" and her modestly successful version of "Reach Out, I'll Be There", which like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" before it, was produced in a dramatic fashion by Ashford & Simpson. In 1971, Ross starred in her first TV special, Diana! In 1972, her soundtrack to her film debut, Lady Sings the Blues, became her only number-one album, eventually selling two million copies. Ross scored her second number-one single in 1973 with the ballad, "Touch Me in the Morning". Later that year, Motown issued Diana & Marvin, a duet album with fellow Motown artist Marvin Gaye. The album became a hit overseas, eventually being certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for shipments of 100,000 copies. Ross toured throughout 1973 and 1974 in North America and abroad. Later in 1973, Ross became the first entertainer in Japan's history to receive an invitation to the Imperial Palace for a private audience with the Empress Nagako, wife of Emperor Hirohito


and also don't forget she scored big with her disco hits and songs in the early 80's.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/15 at 7:47 pm


and also don't forget she scored big with her disco hits and songs in the early 80's.
Just then, concentrating on her early solo years.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/15 at 7:47 pm

1970 – Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/15 at 6:45 pm

January 22nd 1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/15 at 9:38 pm

February 14th 1970 – The iconic live album Live at Leeds by The Who is recorded

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/15 at 8:30 am

1970 – Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/15 at 9:52 am

1970 – Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/15 at 1:11 am

1970 – The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/15 at 1:12 am

1970 – The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:56 am

1970 – Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
   

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/15 at 5:20 am

1970 – Protests erupt in Seattle, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 1:01 am

May 8th 1970 – The Hard Hat Riot occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/15 at 3:20 am

May 9th 1970 – Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:26 pm

May 10th 1970 – Bobby Orr scores "The Goal" to win the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, for the Boston Bruins' fourth NHL championship in their history.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/15 at 4:47 am

May 14th 1970 – The Red Army Faction is established in West Germany.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/15 at 2:47 pm

May 18th 1970 - Premiere of 'Let It Be' in New York.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 05/18/15 at 6:43 pm


May 18th 1970 - Premiere of 'Let It Be' in New York.

Also, American actress Tina Fey was born!

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/15 at 4:56 am


May 18th 1970 - Premiere of 'Let It Be' in New York.

Also, American actress Tina Fey was born!
Hopefully not at the premiere?  ;D

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 05/19/15 at 1:51 pm


Hopefully not at the premiere?  ;D

Obviously not!

When a baby is born, they're usually not taken out in public.

By the way, she was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, which is west of NY.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/15 at 7:32 am

May 23rd 1970 – Robert Stephenson's pioneering Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Strait is catastrophically damaged by fire after standing for 120 years.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/15 at 8:53 am

May 26th 1970 – The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/15 at 8:24 am

June 4th 1970 – Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/15 at 9:27 am

June 4th 1970 - Elvis Presley began five days of recording at RCA's studio B in Nashville, starting each day at 6pm and working until dawn

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/15 at 2:06 pm

June 8th 1970 - Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly driving too close to the border.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/15 at 1:02 am

June 11th 1970 – After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 10:59 am

June 22nd 1970 - Led Zeppelin appeared at Laugardalsholl Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland on the group's one and only visit to Iceland. It is suggested that Robert Plant was inspired to write the lyrics to 'Immigrant Song' during this trip."

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 10:33 am

June 23rd 1970 ~ Chubby Checker was arrested in Niagara Falls after police discovered marijuana and other drugs in his car.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 6:25 am

June 30th 1970 - The Cincinnati Reds moved to their new home at Riverfront Stadium.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/15 at 1:31 am

July 8th 1970 – Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American self-determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/15 at 4:01 am

July 8th 1970 - The Jim Ray Hart (San Francisco Giants) became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted (RBI) during a single inning.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/15 at 7:33 am

July 8th 1970 - The Everly Brothers Show, started an eleven-week prime time slot on ABC- TV in the US. It began as a summer replacement in 1970 for The Johnny Cash Show.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 8:51 am

July 11th 1970 - Self Portrait gave Bob Dylan his fifth UK No.1 album. Released by Columbia Records, his tenth studio album was Dylan's second double album, and featured mostly cover versions of well-known pop and folk songs.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 9:48 am

July 11th 1970 - Three Dog Night started a two-week run at No.1 in the US with their version of the Randy Newman song 'Mama Told Me Not To Come', which was also a No.3 hit in the UK. The song was first covered by Eric Burdon on his first solo album in 1966 and gave Tom Jones & Stereophonics a No.4 hit on the UK Singles Chart in 2000.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 5:29 am

July 16th 1970 - The Pittsburgh Pirates played their first game at Three Rivers Stadium.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 9:30 am

July 16th 1970 - Pink Floyd recorded a show at the BBC Paris Cinema, in London, England for broadcast on the John Peel Sunday Concert, on BBC Radio 1, (broadcast 19 July of this year.)

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 5:37 am

July 18th 1970 - Ron Hunt of the San Francisco Giants was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 11:57 am

July 18th - 1970, UK BBC Radio 1 DJ Kenny Everett was sacked after he joked on air that the wife of the conservative transport minister Mary Peyton had 'crammed a fiver into the examiner's hand', when taking her driving test'.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 1:10 pm

July 18th 1970 - Pink Floyd, Roy Harper, Kevin Ayers, and the Edgar Broughton Band, all appeared at a free concert held in Hyde Park, London, England.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 3:40 pm

July 18th 1970 Willie Mays became the 10th player in major league history to record his 3,000th hit.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/15 at 4:05 am

July 21st 1970 – After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 3:20 am

July 23rd 1970 – Qaboos bin Said al Said becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur initiating massive reforms, modernization programs and end to a decade long civil war.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/15 at 10:24 am

July 25th 1970 - The Carpenters started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(They Long To Be) Close To You'. The first of three US No.1's and 17 other Top 40 hits. The song was written in 1963 by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and was first offered to Herb Alpert, who said he didn't feel comfortable singing the line 'so they sprinkled moon dust in your hair'.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 2:06 pm

August 1st 1970 - The film 'Performance' featuring Mick Jagger in his acting debut, had its UK premiere in London. The British crime drama film directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg also featured James Fox.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 1:17 pm

August 2nd 1970 - Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'The Wonder Of You' his sixteenth No.1. Ray Peterson recorded the original version in 1959 which gave him a Top 30 hit.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/15 at 2:03 pm

August 3rd 1970 - Four-day NFL strike ends.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 8:44 am

August 6th 1970 - The 10th National Jazz, Blues and Pop four day Festival was held at Plumpton Racecourse in Sussex, England. Featuring, Family, Groundhogs, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, Fat Mattress, Yes, Caravan, The Strawbs, Black Sabbath, Wild Angles, Wishbone Ash and Daddy Longlegs.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 10:06 am

August 6th 1970 - Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York's Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 2:38 am

August 7th 1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 5:33 am

August 7th 1970 - The Goose Lake International Music Festival was held in Leoni, Michigan. Over 200,000 fans attended the three day festival. Acts who appeared included, Jethro Tull, 10 Years After, Mountain, Chicago, Bob Seger, John Sebastian, James Gang, Stooges with Iggy Pop, Brownsville Station, MC5, Rod Stewart and Flying Burrito Brothers.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 10:38 am

August 8th 1970 - Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of her greatest influence Bessie Smith at the Mont Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. Blues singer Smith died in 1937 after being refused admission to a whites only hospital.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 12:11 pm

August 8th 1970 - New York Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/15 at 2:50 pm

August 10th 1970 - Elvis Presley played the first night of a four-week engagement, playing 2 shows most nights at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/15 at 3:08 pm

August 10th 1970 - Simon and Garfunkels album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' was at No.1 on the UK album chart, The Beatles were at No.2 with 'Let It Be' and Bob Dylan was at No.3 with 'Self Portrait.'

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/15 at 8:08 am

August 15th 1970 – Patricia Palinkas becomes the first woman to play professionally in an American football game.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 4:49 am

August 17th 1970 – Venera program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus).

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 1:24 am

August 23rd 1970 - U.S. swimmer Gary Hall broke three world records at the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) outdoor swimming meet, held in Los Angeles, CA.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 4:00 am

August 23rd 1970 – Organized by Mexican American labor union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 11:07 am

August 23rd 1970 - Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club 'Max's Kansas City'. Reed worked as a typist for his father for the next two years, at $40 per week.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 5:34 am

September 1st 1970 – Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attack his motorcade.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 7:39 am

September 3rd 1970 - Alan Wilson guitarist and songwriter with Canned Heat was found dead at fellow band-members Bob Hite's garden in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles aged 27. With Canned Heat, Wilson performed at two prominent concerts of the 1960s era, the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and Woodstock in 1969. Canned Heat appeared in the film Woodstock, and the band's 'Going Up the Country,' which Wilson sang, has been referred to as the festival's unofficial theme song. Wilson also wrote 'On the Road Again,' arguably Canned Heat's second-most familiar song.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 8:20 am

September 3rd 1970 - Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop '70 Festival in Italy, after he set fire to his helmet (during the performance of his hit 'Fire'), and stripped naked during his stage performance. The singer spent four days in solitary confinement before he was released.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 3:40 pm

September 3rd 1970 - Billy Williams ends longest National League consecutive streak at 1,117 games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 8:55 am

September 4th 1970 – Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 3:40 am

September 6th 1970 – Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of the PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 6:02 am

September 6th 1970 - Jimi Hendrix made his final live appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany. The guitarist died on 18th Sept 1970 after choking on his own vomit.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 1:26 am

September 7th 1970 – Fighting between Arab guerrillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 1:27 am

September 7th 1970 – Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 3:08 am

September 9th 1970 – A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Dawson's Field in Jordan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 10:00 am

September 9th 1945 - Philadelphia Athletics' Dick Fowler no-hits Saint Louis Browns, 1-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 5:40 am

September 11th 1970 – The Dawson's Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 9:18 am

September 11th 1970 - NME’s Keith Allston interviewed Jimi Hendrix in England. The interview turned out to be Hendrix's last; he died a mere seven days later. During the interview, Hendrix talked about a new musical phase, with planned collaborations with Miles Davis and Paul McCartney.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/15 at 2:45 am

September 18th 1970 - Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message 'I need help bad man', on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the murder of Hendrix, since the guitarist wanted out of his contract.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/15 at 12:58 pm

September 23rd 1970 - Mick Jagger met Bianca Macias for the first time after a Stones concert at the Paris Olympia. The couple later married.

Subject: Re: The new "45 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/30/15 at 10:19 am

December 30, 1970: In Viscaya in the Basque country of Spain, 15,000 go on strike in protest at the Burgos trial death sentences. Francisco Franco commutes the sentences to 30 years in prison.

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/31/15 at 7:51 am

December 31, 1970: Paul McCartney sues in Britain to dissolve The Beatles' legal partnership.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/16 at 9:47 am

January 12th 1971 – All in the Family an American sitcom premiered on the CBS television network

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 5:31 am

January 21st 1971 – The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/16 at 10:01 am

January 22nd 1971 – The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 12:07 pm

January 25th 1971 – Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 12:31 pm

January 25th 1971 – Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 9:14 am

January 26th 1971 - Elvis Presley played the first night of a 31 date run at The Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Nirvana. Elvis played a 8.30pm and midnight shows on most days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/16 at 12:10 pm

January 27th 1971 - David Bowie arrived in the US for the first time; he couldn't play live because of work permit restrictions, but attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotion event.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/16 at 2:54 am

February 2nd 1971 – The international Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands is signed in Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/16 at 3:24 am

February 2nd 1971 – Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/16 at 2:24 am

February 3rd 1971 – New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 7:11 am

February 8th 1971 – South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 9:05 am

February 8th 1971 – The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.

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Written By: nally on 02/09/16 at 6:28 pm

February 9, 1971: The Sylmar earthquake, centered in the northeastern San Fernando Valley (of Los Angeles, CA), struck, measuring approximately 6.5 on the Richter Scale.

The event was one in a series that affected the Los Angeles area in the late 20th century, and a study of the Sierra Madre Fault during that time indicated that more substantial thrust earthquakes had occurred near the Transverse Ranges in the past. Damage was locally severe in the northern San Fernando Valley, and surface faulting was extensive to the south of the epicenter in the mountains, as well as urban settings along city streets and neighborhoods. Uplift and other effects affected private homes and businesses.

The date was also a Tuesday February 9th, just like today!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 4:12 am

February 10th 1971 - Bill White (New York Yankees) became the first black baseball announcer.

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February 11th 1971 - The 100th episode of "Ironside" aired.

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February 11th 1971 - Jean Beliveau (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 500th career goal.

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February 11th 1971 – Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.

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February 13th 1971 -  The Osmonds started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'One Bad Apple'. The group had been appearing on TV in the US from 1962, on the Andy Williams Show and then the Jerry Lewis show.

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A day I remember well!

February 15th 1971 – The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.

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February 18th 1971 - Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band made their New York debut at Unganos.

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February 19th 1971 - Paul McCartney released "Another Day" in the U.K.

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February 24th 1971 – The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed three days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.

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February 25th 1971 – The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.

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February 26th 1971 – U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.

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March 1st 1971 – President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.

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March 1st 1971 – A bomb explodes in a men's room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.

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March 3rd 1971 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation lifted its ban on the music of the Beatles.

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March 4th 1971 – The Rolling Stones kicked off a 9-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall, supported by The Groundhogs. Also on this day The Stones announced that they were to become the UK's first rock and roll tax exiles, residing in France.

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March 7th 1971 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivers his historic speech at Suhrawardy Udyan.

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March 7th 1971 - Jamacan saxophonist and flautist, Harold McNair died of lung cancer aged 39. Worked with Donovan, Melanie and Ginger Baker's Air Force, and had toured Europe with Quincy Jones.

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March 8th 1971 - Joe Frazier retained his world heavyweight championship by defeating Muhammad Ali in a 15-round decision. It was Ali's first loss in 32 professional fights.

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March 8th 1971 – The Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali commences. Frazier wins in 15 rounds via unanimous decision.

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March 9th 1971 – Led Zeppelin appeared at Leeds University, Leeds, England, during their 'Back To The Clubs' tour. This was the first tour which saw Zeppelin performing 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Black Dog' and 'Going To California.'

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March 11th 1971 - Jim Morrison of The Doors arrived in Paris booking into The Hotel George's, the following week he moved into an apartment at 17 Rue Beautreillis in Paris. Morrison lived in Paris until his death on July 3rd 1971.

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1971 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) announced his retirement after playing 26 seasons in the NHL. He came out or retirement two years later to play for the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association.

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March 12th 1971 - John Lennon released the single "Power to the People."

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March 12th 1971 – The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns

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March 12th 1971 - The Allman Brothers Band played the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York. Both shows were recorded and released as The Allman Brothers live double album, which became the groups breakthrough album.

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March 15th 1971 - CBS television dropped "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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March 16th 1971 - Winners at this years Grammy Awards included, Simon and Garfunkel who won Record of the year, Song of the year and Album of the year for Bridge Over Troubled Water. The Carpenters won Best new act and Best vocal performance.

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March 18th 1971 – In Peru a landslide crashes into Yanawayin Lake, killing 200 people at the mining camp of Chungar.

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March 20th 1971 - For the first time in NHL history two brothers faced each other in goal. Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens) beat Dave Dryden (Buffalo Sabres) 5-2.

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March 20th 1971 - At their own expense The Rolling Stones placed full page advertisements in all the UK's music papers disclaiming any connection with the release of the Decca album 'Stone Age' saying 'in our opinion the content is below the standard we try to keep.'

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March 20th 1971 - Janis Joplin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song “Me And Bobby McGee.” Joplin, who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death, changed the sex and a few of the lyrics in her cover. Kristofferson states he did not write this song for her, but the song is associated with her - especially, he has said, in the line "Somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away." Joplin died of a drug overdose the year before on 4th October aged 27.

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March 21st 1971 - Led Zeppelin appeared at the Boat Club, Nottingham, England on their 'Back To The Clubs' tour. This was the first tour which saw Zeppelin performing 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Black Dog' and 'Going To California'. Zeppelin opened the set with Immigrant Song and Heartbreaker. This small club on the banks of the River Trent had also seen performances by Elton John, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols and Rod Stewart.

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March 22nd 1971 - US police arrested all the members from The Allman Brothers Band for heroin and marijuana possession.

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March 23rd 1971 - The Boston Patriots officially announced their name would change to the New England Patriots.

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March 25th 1971 – The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.

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March 25th 1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistan Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.

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March 29th 1971 – A Los Angeles jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.

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March 29th 1971 – My Lai Massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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April 2nd 1971 - Ringo Starr released his debut single, "It Don't Come Easy."

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April 2nd 1971 - Janis Joplin was at No.1 on the US album charts with the posthumously released Pearl. The album features the No.1 hit 'Me and Bobby McGee', written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster on which she played acoustic guitar.

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April 6th 1971 - Carly Simon was introduced to James Taylor after her show at the Troubadour, Los Angeles. The couple married on 3rd November 1972.

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April 6th 1971 - The Rolling Stones launched their own record label, 'Rolling Stones Records', with Atlantic Records, (after their recording contract with Decca Records expired). The first album to be released was Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka in 1971, and is widely credited with being the first world music LP.

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April 7th 1971 – President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.

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April 8th 1971 - Chicago became the first rock group to sell out a week of shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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April 10th 1971 - Tommy James performed "Adrienne" and "Church Street Soul Revival" on "American Bandstand."

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April 10th 1971 – Ping-Pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.

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April 10th 1971 - John Denver's "Take Me Home Country Roads" hit the charts. It was his first appearance on the charts.

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April 13th 1971 - The Rolling Stones released 'Brown Sugar' from Sticky Fingers, the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records, which introduced the infamous licking- tongue and lips logo.

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April 15th 1971 - The Beatles won an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for "Let It Be."

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April 18th 1971 - The Jackson 5 and Bill Cosby were guests on Diana Ross' solo TV special "Diana."

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April 19th 1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted life imprisonment) for conspiracy to commit the Tate–LaBianca murders.

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April 19th 1971 – Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.

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April 19th 1971 – Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin "Operation Dewey Canyon III", a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C.

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April 19th 1971 – Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.

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April 23rd 1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army and Razakars massacre approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

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April 23rd 1971 - The Rolling Stones released their classic album Sticky Fingers in the UK. The band's first release on their own label via Atlantic Records, the cover was designed by Andy Warhol, who was paid $15,000 for his efforts. The LP sleeve featured a close-up of a pair of jeans with a working zip. Widely assumed to be that of Mick Jagger, the crotch photographed for the cover was actually that of actor Joe Dallesandro.

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April 24th 1971 – Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.

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April 24th 1971 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with '4 Way Street.'

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April 25th 1951 – Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.

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April 27th 1971 - The final episode of "Green Acres" aired.

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April 27th 1971 - The Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Beach Boys also appeared on stage with the Dead, who together performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.

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April 28th  1971 - Hank Aaron hit his 600th career home run.

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May 7th 1971 - The Rolling Stones released "Brown Sugar" in the U.S. It was the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.

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May 8th 1971 - Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali at New York's Madison Square Garden. It was Ali's first defeat of his pro career.

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May 8th 1971 - Mike Nesmith performed "Nevada Fighter" on American Bandstand.

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May 8th 1971 - The Bells performed "Stay Awhile" and "I Love You, Lady Dawn" on American Bandstand.

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May 12th 1971 - Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his cousin Myra.

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May 12th 1971 - Mick Jagger and Bianca Perez Morena de Macias were married.

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May 13th 1971 - On his twenty-first birthday Stevie Wonder received all his childhood earnings. Despite having earned $30 million so far, he received only $1 million

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May 13th 1971 - Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane crashed her Mercedes into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and was hospitalised.

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May 15th 1971 - Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

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May 15th 1971 - The Staple Singers performed "Heavy Makes You Happy" and "You've Got to Earn It" on American Bandstand.

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May 15th 1971 - Bobby Bloom performed "We're All Goin' Home" on American Bandstand.

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May 16th 1971 - U.S. postage for a one-ounce first class stamp was increased from 6 to 8 cents.

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May 17th 1971 - The Paul and Linda McCartney album "Ram" was released.

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May 17th 1971 - The musical "Godspell" opened in New York City and ran for 2,124 performances.

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May 23, 1971: An air crash at Rijeka Airport, Yugoslavia kills 78 people, mostly British tourists. :\'(

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May 27th 1971 – The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.

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May 29th 1971 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed "Mr. Bojangles" and "House on Pooh Corner" on American Bandstand.

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May 29th 1971 - Three dozen Grateful Dead fans were treated for hallucinations caused by LSD after they unwittingly drank spiked apple juice served at a gig at San Francisco's Winterland.

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May 30th 1971 – Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.

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May 30th 1971 - Willie Mays hit his 638th home run. He set a National League record of 1,950 runs scored.

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May 31st 1971 – In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.

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May 31st 1971 - 36 Grateful Dead fans were medically treated after unknowingly drinking L.S.D. laced cider, at a gig in the US.

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May 31st 1971 - Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo, MS, was opened to the public.

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June 10th 1971 - John Lennon's "Woman Is The Nicer Of The World" hit #57 in the U.S.

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June 10th 1971 - The U.S. ended a 21-year trade embargo of China.

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June 10th 1971 – The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.

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