Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections1970 Year
IN THE NEWS

1970 Year

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
October 21, 1990 | MAX BOOT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The class that never had a graduation ceremony finally got one. In 1970, UC Berkeley's large-scale graduation ceremony was canceled because of the sit-ins, demonstrations and marches sweeping the campus as students protested the U.S. invasion of Cambodia and the shootings at Kent State. While many academic departments held small, informal ceremonies, 3,300 students left college that year without a traditional rite of passage.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
May 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
As thousands of people watched, a bell tolled on the Kent State University campus Thursday at 12:24 p.m., marking the exact moment National Guardsmen opened fire 30 years ago on antiwar protesters. The Victory Bell sounded 15 times: once each for the four students killed and nine wounded at Kent State and once each for two students killed at Jackson State University in Mississippi 10 days later. The shootings on May 4, 1970, stunned the nation and galvanized the antiwar movement.
Advertisement
NEWS
May 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
As thousands of people watched, a bell tolled on the Kent State University campus Thursday at 12:24 p.m., marking the exact moment National Guardsmen opened fire 30 years ago on antiwar protesters. The Victory Bell sounded 15 times: once each for the four students killed and nine wounded at Kent State and once each for two students killed at Jackson State University in Mississippi 10 days later. The shootings on May 4, 1970, stunned the nation and galvanized the antiwar movement.
NEWS
October 5, 1999 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slowly, in the darkness just before dawn, the small group of young Native Americans crept up to the metal fence surrounding the drab cinder-block Army buildings. The cool November morning in 1970 was foggy, providing even more cover. On cue, they climbed over, surprising the few soldiers left to guard the defunct communications center. The carefully planned "occupation" had succeeded and, in a symbolic exclamation point, the Native American group pitched a tepee.
NEWS
September 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
Memorials were dedicated Wednesday in a Kent State University parking lot where four Vietnam War protesters were killed by National Guardsmen in 1970, an event that infuriated members of the antiwar movement. "This milestone commemoration will be and should be cause for people around the world to inquire, to learn, to reflect, to wonder why the world is still plagued by hate, intolerance and violence," university President Carol A. Cartwright said.
NEWS
October 5, 1999 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slowly, in the darkness just before dawn, the small group of young Native Americans crept up to the metal fence surrounding the drab cinder-block Army buildings. The cool November morning in 1970 was foggy, providing even more cover. On cue, they climbed over, surprising the few soldiers left to guard the defunct communications center. The carefully planned "occupation" had succeeded and, in a symbolic exclamation point, the Native American group pitched a tepee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2010 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
In high school, Joleta McNelis was never far away from a man she had never met. She carried Lt. John Ensch in her heart ? and on her wrist. Aside from his name, the only thing McNelis knew about Ensch was the date his fighter jet was shot down over North Vietnam: 8-25-72. It was etched under his name on the metal bracelet she bought when she was 14. FOR THE RECORD: Vietnam War bracelets: An article in the Nov. 4 Section A about personal connections inspired by Vietnam-era POW/MIA bracelets said four antiwar protesters were killed by National Guardsmen at Kent State University in 1970.
SPORTS
January 25, 2002
Largest margins of victory in NFL conference championship games since 1970: *--* Year Teams 1990 Bills 51, Raiders 3 48 2000 Giants 41, Vikings 0 41 1991 Redskins 41, Lions 10 31 1975 Cowboys 37, Rams 7 30 1978 Steelers 34, Oilers 5 29 1978 Cowboys 28, Rams 0 28 *--* Source: World Features Syndicate
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Paolo Soleri, an Italian-born architect who created a visionary prototype for a new kind of ecologically sensitive city in the remote Arizona desert four decades ago, only to watch the suburban sprawl he detested begin to creep near it in recent years, has died. He was 93. Soleri died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., according to an official with the architect's foundation . PHOTOS: Paolo Soleri | 1919-2013 A onetime apprentice at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West compound on the edge of Scottsdale, Ariz., Soleri founded his own desert settlement, called Arcosanti, in 1970 at a site roughly 70 miles north of downtown Phoenix.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1993 | Reuters
Pamela Harriman, a prominent Washington socialite and political activist, was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to France by the Senate Friday. Harriman, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in England in 1920. She married Winston Churchill's son Randolph in 1939 and had one son, Winston Spencer Churchill. After she and Randolph divorced, she was married for 10 years to American theater producer Leland Hayward until he died in 1970. A year later, she married W.
NEWS
September 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
Memorials were dedicated Wednesday in a Kent State University parking lot where four Vietnam War protesters were killed by National Guardsmen in 1970, an event that infuriated members of the antiwar movement. "This milestone commemoration will be and should be cause for people around the world to inquire, to learn, to reflect, to wonder why the world is still plagued by hate, intolerance and violence," university President Carol A. Cartwright said.
NEWS
October 21, 1990 | MAX BOOT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The class that never had a graduation ceremony finally got one. In 1970, UC Berkeley's large-scale graduation ceremony was canceled because of the sit-ins, demonstrations and marches sweeping the campus as students protested the U.S. invasion of Cambodia and the shootings at Kent State. While many academic departments held small, informal ceremonies, 3,300 students left college that year without a traditional rite of passage.
SPORTS
November 16, 1990 | JIM LINDGREN
s attending the Carlsbad-St. Augustine San Diego Section 2-A football playoff game at 7:30 tonight in Balboa Stadium are hereby warned: Pay attention or you may end up cheering for the wrong team. Both schools' primary color is purple; and both have ground-oriented offenses; both rely on strong defenses. "It's the battle of the purples," St. Augustine Coach Marty Martin said. "They're a very good defensive team, and we finished fourth in the county."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2002 | CHRISTINE HANLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Gidley, who flew rescue missions as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and led medical troops during the Gulf War, was named Sunday to lead California's largest National Guard division. Gidley, 54, became the 26th commanding general of the 40th Infantry Division during a ceremony at the Joint Task Training Base in Los Alamitos, succeeding Maj. Gen. Peter J. Gravett, who is retiring.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|