Hans Remembers- Thursday December 3, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- In Montreal, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross was released by the Front de liberation du Quebec terrorist group after being held hostage for 60 days, turning him over to a Cuban delagation at the negotiation site where Expo ’67 World’s Fair had been held.
- Japan’s Bureau of Statistics reported that the population of that nation had passed 100 million for the first time.
- Claude Ruel resigned as coach of the Montreal Canadians- Al MacNeil who replaced him would lead the Canadians to the Stanley Cup Championship five months later.
- In Burgos, Spain, the trial of 16 Basque terrorism suspects began. The Members of ETA-or the Basque Homeland and Liberty had been indicted following the 1968 murder of a superintendent of a branch of the secret police, Meliton Manzanas in Irun on August 2, 1968.