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1970 Historical Event(s)
- February 6, 1970 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 5, 1970 – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
- May 15, 1970 – President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.
- July 3, 1970 – A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people.
- July 23, 1970 – Qaboos ibn Sa’id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa’id ibn Taimur initiating massive reforms ;modernisation programs and end to a decade long civil war.
- September 11, 1970 – The Dawson’s Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
- September 16, 1970 – King Hussein of Jordan declares military rule following the hijacking of four civilian airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). This results in the formation of the Black September Palestinian paramilitary unit.
- October 5, 1970 – Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
- October 12, 1970 – Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
- December 17, 1970 – Polish 1970 protests: In Gdynia soldiers fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
Who Were Born On 1970?
- January 26, 1970 – Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer
- February 4, 1970 – Gabrielle Anwar, English actress
- March 6, 1970 – Chris Broderick, American musician (Megadeth)
- March 12, 1970 – Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
- April 10, 1970 – Q-Tip, American musician
- April 16, 1970 – Dero Goi, German musician
- April 26, 1970 – Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, American singer (TLC)
- August 23, 1970 – Brad Mehldau, American pianist
- October 7, 1970 – Nicole Ari Parker, American actress
- December 26, 1970 – Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor