Select a date:      
Sunday October 11, 1970
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

News stories from Sunday October 11, 1970

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

  • Quebec's government, replying to the demands of a separatist group minutes before the group's deadline, said it had to be assured that the two officials kidnapped by the group were alive and would be freed before the kidnappers' key ransom demands -- the freeing of 23 prisoners and an end to the police search for the kidnappers -- could be met. The kidnapped are a Quebec cabinet minister and a British diplomat. [New York Times]
  • Democratic candidates were reported to have begun stressing the need to crack down on lawbreakers instead of the need to attack the poverty and social injustice that are the root causes of crime. The Republicans were said to be determined not to let their opponents get away with the shift. [New York Times]
  • The Atlanta police said their attempted arrest of a teenage girl for allegedly selling narcotics in the city's hippie area had touched off a riot along Peachtree Street. The police added that specially trained officers used tear gas to quell the riot after snipers fired on policemen and after passing motorists were beaten. [New York Times]
  • In New York City, four men forced their way into the 22nd floor hotel suite of Sophia Loren, threatened the actress, struck her secretary and took about $700,000 in jewels, $200,000 of which was on loan from Van Cleef & Arpels and insured, while Miss Loren's own jewels were not insured. [New York Times]

Copyright © 2014-2018, All Rights Reserved   •   Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Status Report