120 years: 1970

Tilman Bishop leaves Mesa College after 31 years and becomes a Colorado state senator. Ken Johnson becomes the Daily Sentinel’s fourth publisher after Preston Walker tragically dies in a boating accident.

The Lincoln Park Zoo is closed and locals will no longer hear Leo the Lion’s far reaching roar.

St. Joseph Catholic Church begins feeding the homeless and The Art Center adds a hexagonal building to its campus.

Earth Day is first celebrated in San Francisco and “Monday Night Football” debuts on ABC, with the Cleveland Browns defeating the New York Jets.

The first New York Marathon is run and Jimi Hendrix dies in London. The Ford Pinto is introduced to compete with the Chevy Vega.

Four Kent State students are killed and nine are wounded in Ohio as they protest the United States’ incursion into Cambodia.

Eighty people are injured and 25 are hospitalized as a circus tent blows down with 800 spectators inside.

To view an ongoing photo gallery of The Daily Sentinel’s 120 years project, go to GJSentinel.com.


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