1970

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1970 was the 99th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.

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See also: List of Birmingham homicides in 1970

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In 1970 Paolo Soleri began constructing Arcosanti in Arizona. The Chicago Seven were found not guilty of inciting a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Guyana and Rhodesia became independent republics. The World's Fair was held in Osaka, Japan. A postal workers strike suspended mail in several major cities. Earth Day was recognized nationally. The Concorde broke the sound barrier. Cigarette ads were banned from TV. The Beatles disbanded. Apollo 13 was aborted after an explosion. Four student protesters were shot and killed at Kent State University. The national voting age was lowered to 18. Brazil won the World Cup in Mexico City. The US withdrew ground forces from Cambodia. Egypt completed the Aswan High Dam. PBS premiered on television and Doonesbury debuted in print. The Environmental Protection Agency was founded. The World Trade Center North Tower was topped out.

Notable 1970 births include actors Vince Vaughn, Minnie Driver, Matt Damon, River Phoenix, Heather Graham and Uma Thurman; musicians Queen Latifah, Beck, Debbie Gibson; and golfer Annika Sörenstam. Deaths in 1970 included Mark Rothko, Erle Stanley Gardner, E. M. Forster, Vince Lombardi, Jimi Hendrix, John Dos Passos, Janis Joplin, and Charles de Gaulle. Top grossing films of 1970 included M*A*S*H, Airport, Catch-22 and Hello, Dolly. Patton won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Deliverance by James Dickey was published. Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

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