Ten things that happened on March 10, 1970:
- The American Basketball Association presented four merger proposals to the NBA
- Italy and the Netherlands announced the closing of their consulates in Rhodesia
- Rep. Glenn Cunningham (R-Neb.) introduced a bill to establish a Presidential commission on marijuana
- Anne Smythe of Ouyen, Victoria, Australia, attacked by ravenous mice
- President Nixon nominated the Rev. Carlton W. Veazey to the Washington City Council
- Arab guerrillas blew up an Israeli labor office in the Gaza Strip
- U.S. troops and aircraft killed 130 enemy troops near the Cambodian border northwest of Saigon
- Washington Senators defeated New York Yankees 6-4
- Captain Ernest Medina and four others charged with My Lai war crimes
- Jennifer Ann Heaton born in Winfield, Ill.
A very happy birthday to my little sister, born on this date 39 years ago!
And yes, that fourth item really did happen, per a Reuters dispatch published in the March 11, 1970, edition of the Washington Post. Here's the article, courtesy the ProQuest Historical Newspapers database and the Loudoun County Public Library.