In the capsule today…
We find the debut of the Chevy Vega. The Vega received praise and awards at its introduction, but subsequently became widely known for a range of problems related to its engineering, reliability, safety, propensity to rust, and engine durability.
We find a film starring Jack Nicholson in theaters. “Five Easy Pieces” was primarily filmed in British Columbia, though additional photography occurred in Portland... and at a Denny’s in Eugene!
And we find a song on the radio by Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Graham Nash wrote the sentimental tune "Our House" about his relationship living with Joni Mitchell in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1970!