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1971 in

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Timeline for 1971
20th century | 1970s

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In 1971, a military satellite designated Haw-Haw was placed in orbit by a British military Black Star rocket to jam extraterrestrial signals and broadcasts. It was controlled by Space Security. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

The Second Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon fought the Quarks in New York City. (COMIC: Martha the Mechanical Housemaid)

Reports from the Soviet Union suggested that the health of Nikita Khrushchev, the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was failing. Although he had been removed from that office in 1964, he still exercised considerable influence over the Politburo.

As part of her punishment for creating the Thirteen-Day Republic, Cousin Anastasia died her first death in Kazan in 1971. (PROSE: The Book of the War)

During the summer, the American musician Louis Armstrong died and the Cod War was fought between the United Kingdom and Iceland. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

On 24 December, Carmen died. (COMIC: Be Forgot)

Sarah Jane Smith visited the Sistine Chapel on a tour. (PROSE: Managra)

A Dalek craft landed on the Moon and captured several humans. Jeff Stone saw the remains of the craft in a museum in the Dalek capital city on Skaro in 2400. (COMIC: City of the Daleks)