There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years.
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The first commercial flight on a Boeing 747 is made on the Pan American Airways from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
The release of the first Black Sabbath album takes place and has come to be known as the first true heavy metal album.
The second generation of the Camaro is produced by Chevrolet. Read More
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is made effective after being ratified by 56 nations.
A Solar Eclipse occurs in the Atlantic and is visible in southern Mexico, southeast United States, Nantucket, and Nova Scotia.
The publication of the New English Bible occurs. Read More
The formation of the Agency for Cultural and Technical Co-operation occurs. Read More
The Mayor of San Francisco, Joseph Alioto, announces the first Earth Day. Read More
After being in orbit for 12 years, Explorer 1 returns to the Earth's atmosphere as the first American satellite launched by NASA.
The advertisement of cigarettes on television is banned in the United States starting January 1, 1971 upon the signing of the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act by President Nixon.
The population of the United States is reported as being 203,392,031 according to the 1970 United States Census.
Paul McCartney makes an announcement that he is no longer a member of the Beatles in an interview intended to promote his first solo album.
The Apollo 13 spacecraft experiences the explosion of an oxygen tank, resulting in the abortion of the mission and the return of the crew to Earth 4 days later.
The celebration of the first Earth Day occurs in the United States. Read More
The launching of the Dong Fang Hong 1, China's first satellite, occurs. Read More
The formation of the World Intellectual Property Organization occurs. Read More
Let It Be, the twelfth album by the Beatles, is released as their last album. Read More
Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth Hoisington become the first U.S. female generals. Read More
The first concert performed by Elvis Presley in 12 years is made at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Arizona.
New York City hosts the first New York City Marathon. Read More
The death of Jimi Hendrix occurs in London, England as a result of complications due to drug use.
The Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets play the debut game for Monday Night Football on the ABC television network.
PBS replaces the National Educational Television network upon it ending operations. Read More
The death of Janis Joplin, a famous singer, occurs in Los Angeles, California due to a heroin overdose.
A law suit is filed by Paul McCartney in an effort to dissolve the legal partnership between the Beatles.
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