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Richard M. Nixon (Jan. 9, 1913-April 22, 1994) 37th President of the U.S., serving from 1969 to 1974, when he became the only president to resign the office.

“Well, when the President does it that means that it is not illegal.” — Richard Nixon

U.S. News

World events

• IRA begins bombingg britain • Global recession deepens • Governments of the world spend more time debating the use of nuclear energy to combat problems with oil prices and supply • Estimate of the world’s population reaches 4 billion • Smallpox epidemic kills up to 20,000 • Famine caused by drought threatens millions in Africa

• Richard Nixon becomes the first U.S. president forced to resign due to the Watergate Scandal • President Gerald Ford gives unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon • 55mph speed limit imposed nationwide • Sears Tower in Chicago becomes world’s tallest building • President Ford announces an amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders • Patricia Hears kidnaps demand $70 of food be given to ever needy Californian • In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences near-

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ly four months early n the U.S. • Largest series of tornadoes in history hit 13 U.S. states and Canada. All told, 148 tornadoes, 315 dead, over 5,000 injured. • Work begins on the 800-mile-long Alaska Oil pipeline


• MRI scanner developed • Pocket calculators • Word processors become popular • 3 million-year-old hominid skeleton nicknamed Lucy discovered in Africa • UPC barcode scanner

Popular films

• The Sting • The Exorcist • Papillon • Herbie Rides Again • Blazing Saddles • The Great Gatsby • Serpico • Death Wish • The Godfather, Part II • Murder on the Orient Express

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Gerald R. Ford, Jr. (July 14, 1913 - Dec. 26, 2006) 38th President of teh U.S., serving from 1974 to 1977. Prior to this, he was the 40th Vice President of the U.S., serving from 1973 to 1974.

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” — Gerald Ford

Chevy Corvette


Born in 1974

• Leonardo DiCaprio • Alanis Morissette • Jimmy Fallon • Victoria Beckham • Derek Jeter • Eva Mendes • Penelope Cruz • Ryan Seacrest • Steve O • Seth Green • Jewel

Popular Musicians • ABBA • Beach Boys • David Bowie • Eric Clapton • Alice Cooper • Deep Purple • Genesis • Grateful Dead • Van Morrison • Queen • Dolly Parton • Minnie Riperton • Supertramp

Stars born in 1974: Penelope Cruz, Ryan Seacrest, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Eva Mendes, Jewel, Derek Jeter

Popular TV Shows

• Kung Fu • The Price is Right • The Waltons • Kojak • Last of the Summer Wine • The Six Million Dollar Man

New house $32,500 Wages per year $12,900 Gallon of gas 55¢ House rent per month $185 New car $4,400 Steak $1.39 lb. Car tire $9.99 Dozen eggs 45¢ Bread loaf 16¢ Bacon $1.29 Toilet tissue (2 rolls) 26¢ Refrigerator $288 Washer $199

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Remembering When... 1974. A glance back at all that was popular and newsworthy in 1974.


Remembering When... 1974. A glance back at all that was popular and newsworthy in 1974.