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Sunday August 2, 1970
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News stories from Sunday August 2, 1970


Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • A hijacked Boeing 747 jet was personally inspected by Premier Fidel Castro after its unscheduled detour to Havana. The plane, which was bound for San Juan from New York City, is the largest airliner ever hijacked. Premier Castro declined an offer to let him board the plane, saying, "I would probably scare the passengers." [New York Times]
  • Kenneth O'Donnell, a White House adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, asserts in an article in the latest issue of Life magazine that Mr. Kennedy chose Mr. Johnson as his running mate in 1960 primarily because he wanted a more cooperative and trusted man as the Senate majority leader if he won the election. Mr. O'Donnell also describes how Mr. Johnson selected a Vice Presidential running mate in 1964. [New York Times]
  • A nonpartisan staff of the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation denounced a new tax incentive for business that the administration wants attached to the foreign trade bill. The joint committee's staff called the incentive provision discriminatory and said it would probably be ineffective. [New York Times]
  • Mississippi's barrier against miscegenation was legally breached for the first time when a white civil rights worker and a black woman student were married in Jackson, Miss. The marriage was described by the minister who performed the ceremony as being "born in the [civil rights] movement." [New York Times]
  • North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces were reportedly repulsed by Cambodian forces with the aid of fighter bombers in their attack against the provincial Cambodian capital of Kompong Tom. Cambodian command, which issued the report, said that despite the air attacks the enemy force had continued its second day of assaults against the city. [New York Times]


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