Historic Footnotes from our Senior year  ~
June 7, 1970 - The Who become the first act to perform rock music ( "Tommy" )
                                                                       at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York

June 10
- President Nixon signs bill lowering voting age to 18

July 4
- " American Top 40 " debuts on 5 U.S. stations with Casey Kasem as host.

July 16
-  Three Rivers Stadium opens in Pittsburgh

September 10 & 11
- Chevrolet Vega , Ford Pinto introduced.

October 4 -
  Rock and blues singer Janis Joplin dies in her LA hotel room from an overdose of heroin.

November 3 -
Democrats sweep the U.S. Congressional midterm elections; Ronald Reagan is reelected governor of
                                            California; Jimmy Carter is elected governor of Georgia.

November 14
-  Southern Airlines Flight 932 crashes in Wayne County, WV; all 75 on board, including
                        37 players and 5 coaches from the Marshall University team, are killed.   Less well remembered
                        today is that just six weeks earlier on Oct. 2, 1970 an eerily similar event occurred in which the
                        Wichita State University football team's "Gold" plane crashed in Colorado killing most
                        of their players.

December 29
- President Richard Nixon signs into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act ( OSHA ) 

December 31
- Paul McCartney sues in Great Britain to dissolve the Beatles' legal partnership

January 12, 1971
-The landmark sitcom All In The Family starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker,
                                  debuts on CBS

January 17
- The Baltimore Colts  defeat the Dallas Cowboys  1613 at the Orange Bowl  in Super Bowl V

February 8
- A new stock market index called the Nasdaq debuts

February 28
- Evel Knievel sets a world record and jumps 19 cars

March 8
- Boxer Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden

March 28
The Ed Sullivan Show airs its final episode

April 24
- 500,000 people in Washington and 125,000 in San Francisco march in protest against the Vietnam War

May 1
- Amtrak begins inter-city rail passenger service

June 4th, 1971 - CH.S. Class of 1971 Graduates

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  1971 ,  TIMELINE . . .
Clearfield, PA
              The Long And Winding Road - The Beatles

                     The Love You Save
- The Jackson 5         >

              Mama Told Me (Not To Come) -
Three Dog Night

                     Close To You
- The Carpenters                    >

              Make It With You
- Bread  

- Edwin Starr                                                 >

              Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Diana Ross

                     Cracklin' Rosie
- Neil Diamond                  >

              I'll Be There
- The Jackson 5

                     I Think I Love You
- The Partridge Family

             Tears Of A Clown
- Smokey/Miracles

                     My Sweet Lord
- George Harrison              >

              Knock Three Times
- Dawn

                     One Bad Apple
- The Osmonds                  >

              Me And Bobby McGee
- Janis Joplin

                     Just My Imagination
- The Temptations

              Joy To The World
- Three Dog Night

                     Brown Sugar
- The Rolling Stones              >

              Want Ads
- The Honey Cone

                     It's Too Late
- Carole King                              >

              Indian Reservation
- Raiders

                     You've Got A Friend
- James Taylor       >

              How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- The Bee Gees

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
- Paul & Linda McCartney
At The Oscars -  Movies of 1970  ~  1971 Presentation

Best Picture -
Patton , beating out among others, M*A*S*H  & Love Story

Best Actor - George C. Scott ( Patton ) over Jack Nicholson ( Five Easy Pieces )
Best Actress - Glenda Jackson ( Women In Love ) over Ali McGraw ( Love Story )

Best Original Song - " For All We Know " from Lovers And Other Strangers

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#1 Records of our Senior Year - in sequence, Summer '70 - Summer '71
Elton John as the
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