• The shooting of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, at Kent State The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others.
• The Worlds Fair opened up at Osaka, Japan called Expo 70
• The very first Earth Day is celebrated.
• 18 year olds were able to vote for the first time.
• A brand new type of car, sub-compacts called the Gremlin & the Pinto hit the streets
• Project Bluebook was the U.S. government's study on UFOs from 1952 through 1970. A 14 part report was issued, but chapter 13 was mysteriously missing. It still is.
• Boeing's Jumbo Jet, the 747 debuted.
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• MOVIES: “Mash” “Patton” & “Love Story”
• T.V.: “The Flip Wilson Show”, “Marcus Welby M.D.”, “Here’s Lucy”
• The Beatles called it quits.
• “Monday Night Football” Premiers on ABC.
• “Doonsbury” premiered in newspapers.
• Totes introduced us to the first quality folding umbrella
• Phoenix New Times published for the first time.
• ASU in the 1970 college football season. Led by head coach Frank Kush, the Sun Devils won the Peach Bowl.
• Phoenix New Times is founded.
• Jimi Hendrix: November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970
• Janis Joplin: January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970
• This one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded
• It can be found on the album “He Who Picks A Rose”
• Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label in 1969.it’s a blatant anti-Vietnam War protest.
• “War” was originally recorded by The Temptations. After Motown began receiving requests to release the song as a single, the label didn’t want to risk the image of its most popular male group with such a controversial song. The compromise was song would be released, but re-recorded by different act.
• Starr's recording of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
• It held the number one spot for three weeks.
• Here’s Edwin Starr and “War “Your #1 @ 1 from May, 1970.