1974 in the United States

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Events from the year 1974 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 14 – In Issaquah, Washington, serial killer Ted Bundy abducts Janice Ott and Denise Naslund in broad daylight at Lake Sammamish State Park.
  • July 15 – Christine Chubbuck, television presenter for WXLT-TV Sarasota, Florida, draws a revolver and shoots herself in the head during a live broadcast. She dies in a hospital 14 hours later.
  • July 24 – Watergate scandalUnited States v. Nixon: The Supreme Court unanimously rules that President Richard Nixon cannot withhold subpoenaed White House tapes, and orders him to surrender them to the Watergate special prosecutor.
  • July 27–30 – Watergate scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee adopts 3 articles of impeachment, charging President Nixon with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee.

August[edit]

August 9: Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States
August 9: President Gerald Ford is sworn in
Nixon Oval Office meeting with H.R. Haldeman "Smoking Gun" Conversation June 23, 1972 Full Transcript

September[edit]

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]

  • February 22 – Samuel Byck, attempted to hijack an airplane to assassinate President Richard Nixon (died 1930)
  • October 13 – Ed Sullivan, entertainment writer and television host (born 1901)
  • May 13 – Barbara Reubens Luxenberg died due to complications from lymphoma. She is survived by her two sons, Randy 17, and Steve 15.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Stuart Olson, ed. (1999). "Chronology". Historical Dictionary of the 1970s. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-30543-6. 
  2. ^ a b "On This Day", New York Times, retrieved 25 August 2016 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Mitchell K. Hall (2008). "Chronology". Historical Dictionary of the Nixon-Ford Era. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6410-8. 

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