Hans Remembers- Saturday May 2, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- A historic day at the Kentucky Derby. The winner Dusk Commander had been purchased at the bargain price of $6500 by his owner. Dusk Commander ridden by jockey Mike Manganello won by five lengths. History was made when Diana Crump became the first female jockey to ride in a Triple Crown race.
- In the early hours of Saturday May 2nd- 500 or so students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio went off campus and into downtown and began smashing windows of local businesses and parked cars on the street. This prompted an 8PM curfew for Saturday night. Later in the day on Saturday 600 protesters set fire to the ROTC building on the Kent State University campus. Kent mayor Leroy Satrom asked for the Ohio National Guard- 400 were dispatched from nearby Akron and deployed on the KSU campus.
- U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas was defeated in the Democratic primary by former U.S. Congressman Lloyd Bentsen Jr. Back on November 22, 1963 Senator Yarborough was in the motorcade sitting in the same car as Vice President Lyndon Johnson when POTUS John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Lloyd Bentsen would go on in 1988 to be the running mate for Michael Dukakis. George H.W. Bush was also in the news this day- he won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. He would lose to Bentsen in November.