Hans Remembers- Friday July 10, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- The Prime Minister of Iceland Bjarni Benediktsson died in a fire in his summer residence at Thingvellir National Park. The the time firefighters arrived the cottage had burned to the ground. The 63 year old had been prime minister since 1963. His wife and grandson also died in the fire. Johann Hafstein who had been Minister of Justice and Minster of Industry became the new Prime Minister.
- Private ‘whites only’ schools which had opened in the deep south in the early 1960’s- lost their tax exemption in a policy change announced by the Internal Revenue Service. At the time of the decision there were over 10,000 such private schools.