Time Capsule - This Year In History

Time Capsule - This Year In History
Federal spending:  
$195.65 billion
Federal debt:   $380.9 billion
Household Income: $8,734
Unemployment:   3.5%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.06

1970

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  • The Beatles break up. By the end of the year, each member had released a solo album.
  • George C. Scott gives one of film's most memorable performances in Patton. He won the Best Actor Oscar for his turn as the title character, but refused the gold statuette.
  • Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin both die drug-related deaths at age 27.
  • FCC regulations require separate ownership of television networks and studios.
  • Monday Night Football debuts on ABC, with Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, and Don Meredith giving play-by-play.
  • Midnight Cowboy wins the Best Picture Oscar, the first and only time an X-rated movie received the honor.

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Emmy Awards For Thi Year
Movie Of The Year

  • Biafra surrenders after 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria (Jan. 12).
  • Rhodesia severs last tie with British Crown and declares itself a racially segregated republic (March 1).
  • US troops invade Cambodia (May 1). Background: Vietnam War
  • A Palestinian revolt erupts in Jordan. Forces loyal to King Hussein suppress the revolt and expel the PLO from the country.
  • Earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Peru (May 31).
  • Egyptian President Nasser dies and is replaced by Anwar el-Sadat.
  • Tonga (June 4) and Fiji (Oct. 10) gain independence from Britain.


President: Richard M. Nixon
Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew
Population: 205,052,174
Life expectancy: 70.8 years
Violent Crime Rate: 39.8
Property Crime Rate: 36.2
Homicide Rate: 8.3 

 

 

   


 

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Kansas City Chiefs

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