1974 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 430

  • Jun 13 Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
  • Jun 13 IMF establishes its "oil facility", a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation is published by Simon and Schuster in the US

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
  • Jun 17 The Provisional Irish Republican Army bombs the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage
  • Jun 18 Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg government
  • Jun 19 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution
  • Jun 21 24th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 23 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
  • Jun 26 The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
  • Jun 27 US president Nixon visits USSR
  • Jun 28 Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
  • Jun 29 Military coup in Ethiopia
  • Jun 30 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY)
  • Jun 30 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
  • Jul 1 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)
  • Jul 1 General Pinochet becomes president of Chile
  • Jul 1 Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as President of Argentina
  • Jul 1 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales
  • Jul 2 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
  • Jul 3 Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
  • Jul 3 Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win
  • Jul 4 Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days
  • Jul 7 Brewer Don Money sets record of consecutive errorless games at 3rd (78)
  • Jul 8 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 9 Pierre Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Jul 10 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
  • Jul 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 11 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
  • Jul 11 World Football League plays 1st games
  • Jul 12 John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights
  • Jul 13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • Jul 14 Bundy victims Janice Ott & Denise Naslund disappear, Lk Sammamish, WA
  • Jul 15 Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
  • Jul 17 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 18 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 18 World's tallest structure, 646 metre Polish radio mast, completed
  • Jul 19 Cleve Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
  • Jul 19 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 lands back on earth
  • Jul 20 Heng Yo & Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
  • Jul 20 Turkey invades Cyprus

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Jul 21 US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 23 Greek military dictatorship collapses
  • Jul 24 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
  • Jul 26 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 26 USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
  • Jul 27 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
  • Jul 27 Kanhai & Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire v Gloucs
  • Jul 28 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil)
  • Jul 29 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
  • Jul 29 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
  • Jul 29 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 29 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
  • Jul 30 House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
  • Aug 1 Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr J" Erving to NY Nets
  • Aug 1 China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine
  • Aug 4 Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor
  • Aug 5 US President Richard Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
  • Aug 6 6th time Phils get just 1 assist in game; no other team did it twice
  • Aug 6 Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash
  • Aug 7 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers
  • Aug 8 US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day
  • Aug 9 Richard Nixon resigns US presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president
  • Aug 11 Coup in East-Timor under UDT
  • Aug 11 Head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey)
  • Aug 14 Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
  • Aug 14 Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
  • Aug 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 14 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 15 Hurricane/floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed
  • Aug 15 South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination
  • Aug 20 Nelson Rockefeller selected US Vice President by President Ford
  • Aug 23 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
  • Aug 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 25 LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
  • Aug 26 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
  • Aug 26 Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
  • Aug 28 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
  • Aug 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 30 Express train runs at full speed into Zagreb, Yugoslavia, rail yard killing 153
  • Aug 30 Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
  • Aug 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 31 Pirate Radio Veronica moves into Scheveningen harbor
  • Sep 1 Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
  • Sep 1 Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
  • Sep 1 The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 3 US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations
  • Sep 6 Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price
  • Sep 8 US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes
  • Sep 10 Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
  • Sep 11 Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Félix Millán & John Milner come to bat 12 times each

BattleCoup d'état

Sep 12 Coup overthrows Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie on Ethiopia's national day

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Sep 12 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
  • Sep 13 -17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
  • Sep 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 13 OPEC instructs its Secretary General to "carry out a study of supply and demand in relation to possible production controls"
  • Sep 14 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
  • Sep 15 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
  • Sep 15 Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.

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