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Newspapers are a primary and extremely valuable source of information that contain hundreds of years of history of the most notable events from our past. We want to bring this information to you in an easily accessible manner, including the events from the year 1974, after most notable of which being the return of Skylab 4 to Earth after being in orbit for a record 84 days, a new record set by Hank Aaron as he hits his 715th home run, the launching of the ATS-6 satellite, the resignation of President Nixon after the Watergate scandal incident, the commencement of the Paris summit, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1974

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January 26, 1974

The 37th government of Turkey is established by Bülent Ecevit. Read More

February 8, 1974

After a record 84 days in orbit, Skylab 4 and it's crew make the return flight to Earth after setting a new record of being in orbit for 84 days.
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April, 1974

The United States Census Bureau reports the world population at an estimated 4 billion. Read More

April 4, 1974

Hank Aaron ties the record for number of home runs previously established by Babe Ruth as he hits his 714th home run at the Riverfront Stadium.
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April 8, 1974

Hank Aaron surpasses the record he tied with Babe Ruth on April 4th as he hits his 715th home run in Atlanta becoming the home run leader in Major League Baseball.
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April 11, 1974

The Israeli Kiryat Shmona massacre occurs. Read More

April 15, 1974

A photograph of Patty Hearst is taken in San Francisco as she robs the Hibernia Bank. Read More

May 19, 1974

The first North American National Hockey League team to win the Stanley Cup in 7 years is the Philadelphia Flyers as they play against the Boston Bruins.
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May 30, 1974

The launching of the ATS-6 satellite by NASA occurs. Read More

June 26, 1974

The widely used Universal Product Code is used for the first time in Ohio at a Supermarket when a Wrigley's chewing gum package is scanned.
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June 29, 1974

The first woman to become President of Argentina is Isabel Perón as she takes the place of her sick husband.
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July 8, 1974

Only two weeks after the America Sings attraction opens at Disneyland, the first employee casualty occurs when a woman is crushed to death.
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July 15, 1974

A live broadcast captures Christine Chubbuck, a news anchor for WXLT-TV, committing suicide.
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August 8, 1974

The resignation of President Nixon is made after the occurrences of the Watergate Scandal.
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August 9, 1974

The official succession of President Richard Nixon by the Vice President Gerald Rudolph Ford occurs.
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August 14, 1974

Turkey achieves 37% occupation of Cyprus after it's second invasion. Read More

September 20, 1974

Highway 95 in the United States begins charging 10 cents for tolls upon the beginning of the Kootenai War.
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September 23, 1974

Ceefax is established by the BBC as one of the initial public service systems. Read More

October 30, 1974

George Foreman is knocked out by Muhammad Ali, an event known as the Rumble in the Jungle, marking the moment that Ali regained the Heavyweight title that had been taken from him 7 years prior.
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November 1, 1974

The formation of the World Tourism Organization occurs. Read More

November 13, 1974

The event that inspired the story of The Amityville Horror, the murder of the DeFeo Family by Ronald DeFeo, Jr., takes place in Amityville on Long Island.
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November 24, 1974

Lucy, an Australopithecus afarensis skeleton of the hominid family, is discovered. Read More

November 28, 1974

Madison Square Garden holds the rare performance of Elton John being joined on stage by John Lennon, the former Beatles band member, in New York City.
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December 9, 1974

The commencement of the Paris summit occurs, as the heads of the European state and government gather together.
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December 17, 1974

The formation of the Word Intellectual Property Organization as a specialized agency of the United Nations occurs.
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