Hans Remembers- Friday September 11, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Chevy Vega – today the Ford Pinto- Ford Motor Company’s second compact car- after the Maverick- was introduced in the US and Canada. Ford topped Chevy by selling the Pinto for $170 less than the Vega- at $1919. The first Pinto was sold to an elementary school teacher- a Mr. Pinto who lived in– Pinto, Maryland.
- A tornado in Venice, Italy killed 36 and injured over 500.
- Manson Family member Charles “Tex “Watson was extradited to California after being held in Texas on a different charge- the charge he was facing in California- the August 1969 stabbing murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. 50 years later at the age of 74 he is still serving his life sentence in a California prison.