World Events of 1970
- Biafra surrenders after nearly three years of Independence struggle with Nigeria.
- Nixon illegally expands war in to Cambodia, thus expanding the Vietnam war.
Nixon expands war into Cambodia
- There is a Palestinian revolt in Jordan. It is suppressed by King Hussein and the PLO is expelled from Jordan.
- Nasser of Egypt dies and is replaced by Anwar Sadat.
- Guyana, Tonga, and Fiji gain independence.
- US Senate repeals the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, thus removing the legal basis for continuing the war in Vietnam. However the US Involvement in Vietnam continues for several more years.
- The PDP-11 computer hits the market. This will come to be viewed as one of the most popular computers in history, and helped define the "Mini-computer".
The PDP-11 produced by DEC
- The first Earth Day is celebrated.
- Floppy Disk invented by Alan Shugart.
- The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.
- Paul McCartney announces that the Beatles have disbanded.
- US (Ohio) National Guard open fire on student protesters in Kent State University, killing four and wounding others. This further weakens an already weak US public support for for the US involvement in Vietnam.
Kent State Shootings
- China's first satellite is launched to orbit.
- The Expo '70 world's fair opens in Osaka, Japan.
- The Nobel Peace Prize is given Norman Borlaug. He is considered by many to be the father of the "Green Revolution".
- The Aswan High Dam is completed in Egypt.
Aswan High Dam
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