February 5, 1974 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • British miners begin their strike in reaction to the three-day week
  • John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
  • Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
  • Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
  • US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure