1974 in the United States

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1974 in the United States
Years: 1971 1972 197319741975 1976 1977

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Events from the year 1974 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

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May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

August 9: Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States
August 9: Vice President Gerald Ford becomes President

September[edit]

  • September 1 – Daredevil Bob Gill fails a world-record attempt to jump Appalachia Lake in West Virginia.
  • September 8 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
  • September 8 – Stuntman Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to rocket across the Snake River Canyon in Idaho.
  • September 16 – In Newport, Rhode Island, America's Cup defender "Courageous", skippered by Ted Hood, wins over Australian challenger "Southern Cross" .

October[edit]

October 17: President Ford testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee regarding his pardon of Nixon

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • October 13 – Ed Sullivan, entertainment writer and television host (born 1901)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timeline of President Ford's Life and Career". Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum. Gerald R. Ford Library. Archived from the original on December 24, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-28. 

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