1970 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 1970 in the United Kingdom. This is a General Election year with a change of government.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 2 March – Ian Smith declared Rhodesia a republic breaking all ties with the British Crown, four years after the declaration of independence. Wilson's government refused to recognise the new state.[8]
  • 6 March – The importation of pets was banned after an outbreak of rabies in Newmarket, Suffolk.[9]
  • 12 March – The quarantine period for cats and dogs was increased to one year as part of the government's anti rabies measures.
  • 13 March – The Bridgwater by-election became the first election in which 18-year-olds can vote. Tom King won the election for the Conservative Party.[10]
  • 17 March – Martin Peters, who scored for England in their 1966 World Cup final win, became the nation's first £200,000 footballer in his transfer from West Ham United to Tottenham Hotspur.[11]
  • 23 March - Eighteen victims of thalidomide were awarded a total of nearly £370,000 in compensation.

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October – December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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October – December[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Key of the Door". The Times. 31 December 1969. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  3. ^ National Westminster Bank Act 1969 and National Westminster Bank Act 1969 (Appointed Day) Order 1969; registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 1985, No. 929027
  4. ^ Baker, Michael H. C. (1997). London Transport since 1963. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-2481-2. 
  5. ^ "Heathrow welcomes first 'jumbo jet'". BBC News. 22 January 1970. Archived from " the original on 16 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. [dead link]
  6. ^ Bevan, William Ham (Michaelmas 2010). "Riot at the Garden House". Cam (University of Cambridge) 61: 22–7. 
  7. ^ "Black Sabbath Biography". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  8. ^ "Ian Smith declares Rhodesia a republic". BBC News. 2 March 1970. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  9. ^ "Rabies ban on British pet imports". BBC News. 6 March 1970. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  10. ^ "Conservative victory in first teen election". BBC News. 13 March 1970. Archived from the original on 25 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  11. ^ "Thirty years on from the first £1m transfer Sportsmail looks at the record-breakers". MailOnline (London). 6 February 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  12. ^ [1]. Everton F.C.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Paisley victory rattles NI parliament". BBC News. 16 April 1970. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  14. ^ "Malcolm Allison". Mirror Football. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  15. ^ "South Africa cricket tour called off". BBC News. 22 May 1970. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  16. ^ "British Prime Minister hit by flying egg". BBC News. 1 June 1970. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  17. ^ Department of the Environment (Merrison Committee of Inquiry) (1973). Inquiry into the Basis of Design and Method of Erection of Steel Box Girder Bridges. London: HMSO. 
  18. ^ "How safe are our bridges?". BBC News Online (BBC). 3 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  19. ^ Lipton, Marvin (1970-06-10). "Public opinion polls show greater influence in Britain". The Star-Phoenix (Saskatoon). p. 25. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  20. ^ "Laurence Olivier Attains Peerage; Burton Honored". The Palm Beach Post-Times 3 (42) (Florida). 1970-06-13. p. A3. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  21. ^ "1970: 'Babes in the wood' bodies found". BBC News. 17 June 1970. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  22. ^ "The History of the Range Rover Marque". Land Rover Centre. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  23. ^ "1970 General election results summary". UK Political Info. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  24. ^ "Shock election win for Heath". BBC News. 19 June 1970. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  25. ^ "BBC Politics 97". BBC News. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  26. ^ "Violence flares as Devlin is arrested". BBC News. 26 June 1970. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  27. ^ "1970: Holiday jet goes missing over Spain". BBC News. 3 July 1970. Archived from the original on 4 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  28. ^ a b c d "1970: State of emergency called over dock strike". On this Day (BBC). 16 July 1978. Archived from the original on 8 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  29. ^ Pack, A. J. (1982). Nelson's Blood: the story of naval rum. Havant: K. Mason. ISBN 0-85937-279-0. 
  30. ^ "1970: Bobby Moore cleared of stealing". BBC News. 20 August 1970. Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  31. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 430–431. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  32. ^ "The Isle of Wight festivals 1968–70". 2009. Archived from the original on 29 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  33. ^ Barnes, Clive (28 August 1970). "Historic Staging of Dream". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  34. ^ "1970: Rock legend Hendrix dies after party". BBC News. 18 September 1970. Archived from the original on 2 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  35. ^ The Guardian, 5 October 1970, p. 6; The Times, 5 October 1970.
  36. ^ Durham, Dick (1989). The Last Sailorman. Lavenham: Terence Dalton. p. 142. ISBN 0-86138-067-3. 
  37. ^ Oates, Peter (January 2010). "The Jam 'Ole Run" (PDF). Southampton Canal Society Newsletter (444). Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  38. ^ "1970: Large oil field found in North Sea". BBC News. 19 October 1970. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  39. ^ McClaren, J. B. (23 October 1970). "Strike may put brake on Cortinas". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  40. ^ The Daily Mirror Old Codgers Little Black Book Number Two. 1976. p. 167. ISBN 0-85939-076-4. 
  41. ^ "Your London". Retrieved 2008-04-02. [dead link]
  42. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1970". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  43. ^ "The Beatles - When did they split up?". BBC Newsround. 30 November 2001. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  44. ^ Branson, Richard (1998). Losing My Virginity: the autobiography. London: Virgin. ISBN 1-85227-684-3. 
  45. ^ Beattie, Jason (16 November 2009). "UK apologises for forced migration of 150,000 children". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  46. ^ The Hutchinson Factfinder. Helicon. 1999. ISBN 1-85986-000-1. 
  47. ^ "Britain Since 1948". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  48. ^ Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1971. p. 460. 
  49. ^ "Goldsmith: CV". Edwardgoldsmith.com. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 

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