John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: March 10

Ten things that happened on March 10, 1970:

  1. The American Basketball Association presented four merger proposals to the NBA
  2. Italy and the Netherlands announced the closing of their consulates in Rhodesia
  3. Rep. Glenn Cunningham (R-Neb.) introduced a bill to establish a Presidential commission on marijuana
  4. Anne Smythe of Ouyen, Victoria, Australia, attacked by ravenous mice
  5. President Nixon nominated the Rev. Carlton W. Veazey to the Washington City Council
  6. Arab guerrillas blew up an Israeli labor office in the Gaza Strip
  7. U.S. troops and aircraft killed 130 enemy troops near the Cambodian border northwest of Saigon
  8. Washington Senators defeated New York Yankees 6-4
  9. Captain Ernest Medina and four others charged with My Lai war crimes
  10. 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.

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