Hans Remembers- Wednesday December 9, 1970- 50 Years Ago
- An earthquake in the Andes killed 28 people in Peru and Ecuador.
- The U.S. Department of the Interior announced that it was suspending any limitations on offshore oil production and that American soil and natural gas producers could produce as much as possible within the limits of maximum efficiency.
- In the NFL Jim Marshall of the Minnesota Vikings once infamously ran the wrong way for a touchdown- on this evening the Cleveland Cavaliers John Warren on the 4th quarter tip off took a pass from a teammate and raced unimpeded towards the Portland basket and made an easy layup. Back in my coaching days I once had a player who got a rebound and put the ball back up and into the basket- for the other team. Luckily it didn’t matter in the outcome of the game.
- The U.S. House of Representatives took the unprecedented act of voting to raise the pay of American railway workers in an effort to prevent a walkout scheduled to take place at midnight. The workers got an immediate 13.5% wage increase and ordered further striking to be postponed until March 1, 1971. The bill passed 198- to 131.