News of the day for December 9, 1970. The entire world seemed to be strike, with the exception of Laos who were in the process of being bombed almost out of existence. Otherwise, it was a normal day.
December 9, 2010

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Postal Strike December 1970. Half the world seemed to be carrying picket signs.


Strikes, riots, bombings, mayhem. December 9, 1970 as reported on the NBC Nightly News. The Postal Strike was on, as was the Railroad strike. The UK was going through a series of strikes with power outages everywhere. Meanwhile, in Laos the air bombings continued. Riots broke out in South Vietnam over the accidental killing of a 13 year old by U.S. troops. Pakistan was gearing up for a new government headed by Ali Bhutto. The Mylai massacre trial of Lt. William Calley was continuing. Former hostage British Diplomat James Cross, released just days prior, gave his first press conference and described the ordeal. And somewhere around all this Christmas was creeping up.

Some day. A good one to sleep through. Kind of like this one.

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