Look what happened the 1970.

Unix time begins at 00:00:00 UTC/GMT. (1. January 1970)

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes Tonghai County, China, killing at least 15,000 people. (4. January 1970)

The Punjab Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1969 comes into effect. (7. January 1970)

Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian Civil War. (12. January 1970)

Nigerian Civil War: After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders. (15. January 1970)

Moammar Gadhafi is proclaimed premier of Libya. (15. January 1970)

Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects. (16. January 1970)

The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport. (22. January 1970)

The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (18. February 1970)

Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Z├╝rich, Switzerland. (21. February 1970)

Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown. (2. March 1970)

French submarine Eurydice explodes underwater, resulting in the loss of the entire 57-man crew. (4. March 1970)

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations. (5. March 1970)

An explosion at the Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three. (6. March 1970)

Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes. (10. March 1970)

My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident. (17. March 1970)

Lon Nol ousted Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. (18. March 1970)

The U.S. postal strike of 1970 begins, one of the largest wildcat strikes in U.S. history. (18. March 1970)

The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto. (21. March 1970)

Gediz earthquake: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes western Turkey at about 23:05 local time, killed 1,086 and injured 1,260. (28. March 1970)

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