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March 1974 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
  • Mar 2 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Mar 3 Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes in the Ermenonville Forest outside Paris, killing all 346 people onboard
  • Mar 4 David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Mar 5 Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
  • Mar 6 An unnamed Italian industrialist loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette over 5 hours in Monte Carlo Casino
  • Mar 7 "USS Monitor", Union Ship sunk in 1862 during US Civil War, restored at Cape Hatteras
  • Mar 7 1st general strike in Ethiopia
  • Mar 8 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
  • Mar 9 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in the Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
  • Mar 10 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • Mar 10 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
  • Mar 11 Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
  • Mar 11 Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album

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Mar 12 Ted Bundy victim Donna Manson disappears from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (body never found)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Mar 13 Glenn Turner scores twin tons for NZ's 1st win against Aust
  • Mar 15 Brazilian president Garastazu Médici resigns
  • Mar 18 Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
  • Mar 19 Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour
  • Mar 20 "The Super Cops" directed by Gordon Parks premieres in NYC, New York
  • Mar 21 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall
  • Mar 23 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beat Mississippi College 68-53 in Manhattan, Kansas
  • Mar 26 Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president
  • Mar 29 Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos

Historic DiscoveryTerracotta Army Discovered

Mar 29 Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang

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The Terracotta army standing guarding at the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang
The Terracotta army standing guarding at the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang
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Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Joachim Trier, Danish born Norwegian film director (The Worst Person in the World), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mar 11 Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
  • Mar 20 Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
  • Mar 28 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Jos de Haes, Flemish philologist & poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Mar 2 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 4 Adolph Gottlieb, American painter, dies at 71
  • Mar 5 Sol Hurok, American theatrical impresario, dies at 85
  • Mar 8 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Mar 9 Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • Mar 12 Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
  • Mar 12 George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)
  • Mar 16 Daniel Frank Gerber, American manufacturer of baby food, dies at 75
  • Mar 17 [Robert] Carroll Nye, American actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Louis Kahn, Estonian born American architect (Salk Institute), dies at 73
  • Mar 19 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • Mar 19 Anne Klein, American fashion designer (Anne Klein II), dies at 50
  • Mar 20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • Mar 24 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • Mar 30 Lodewijk Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79