30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 16

Please refer back to my earlier posts and read what this challenge is about so that the later posts make sense. :)

Day 16 Question 16: What were the big events going on in the world the year you were born? Who was the president?

Answer: 1970 was my birth year so here are a few high lights of what took place . Doing this was interesting  because I learned a lot about what happened that year.

1970

January 5

February 13 – Black Sabbath‘s debut album, Black Sabbath released; often regarded as the first true heavy metal album.
United States Postal Service workers in New York City go on strike; the strike spreads to the state of California and the cities of Akron, OhioPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaChicago,Boston, and Denver, Colorado; 210,000 out of 750,000 U.S. postal employees walk out. President Nixon assigns military units to New York City post offices. The strike lasts 2 weeks.
May 4 – Kent State shootings: Four students at Kent State University in Ohio are killed and 9 wounded by Ohio National Guardsmen, at a protest against the incursion into Cambodia
June 21

July 4

August 26August 30 – The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 takes place on East Afton Farm off the coast of England. Some 600,000 people attend the largest rock festival of all time. Artists include Jimi HendrixThe WhoThe DoorsChicago,Richie HavensJohn SebastianJoan BaezTen Years AfterEmerson, Lake & Palmer and Jethro Tull.
September 18

  • Jimi Hendrix dies in London of drug related complications.
October 5

November 3

  • Democrats sweep the U.S. Congressional midterm elections; Ronald Reagan is reelected governor of California; Jimmy Carter is elected governor of Georgia.
December 12 – A landslide in western Colombia leaves 200 dead.
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