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  • Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1974

    Nike, Inc.

    Registering The Swoosh With The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1974

    The Swoosh was registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 22, 1974.




  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Jan 28, 1974

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    Super Fight II

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Jan 28, 1974

    The second of the three Ali–Frazier bouts, it took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 28, 1974. Ali won in 12 rounds.




  • Odessa, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 8, 1974

    American Sniper: Christopher Scott Kyle

    Birth

    Odessa, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 8, 1974

    Kyle was born in Odessa, Texas, the first of two boys born to Deby Lynn (née Mercer) and Wayne Kenneth Kyle, a Sunday school teacher and deacon.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 9, 1974

    Richard Nixon

    Opening The Impeachment Hearings against The President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 9, 1974

    The House Judiciary Committee opened impeachment hearings against the President on May 9, 1974, which were televised on the major TV networks. These hearings culminated in votes for impeachment.




  • The Supreme Court, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 24, 1974

    Richard Nixon

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 24, 1974

    On July 24, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the full tapes, not just selected transcripts, must be released.




  • The White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 9, 1974

    Richard Nixon

    Resignation

    The White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 9, 1974

    In light of his loss of political support and the near-certainty that he would be impeached and removed from office, Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974, after addressing the nation on television the previous evening.The resignation speech was delivered from the Oval Office and was carried live on radio and television. Nixon stated that he was resigning for the good of the country and asked the nation to support the new president.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 8, 1974

    Richard Nixon

    Full, Free, and Absolute Pardon

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 8, 1974

    The Ford White House considered a pardon of Nixon, even though it would be unpopular in the country. Nixon, contacted by Ford emissaries, was initially reluctant to accept the pardon, but then agreed to do so. Ford insisted on a statement of contrition, but Nixon felt he had not committed any crimes and should not have to issue such a document. Ford eventually agreed, and on September 8, 1974, he granted Nixon a "full, free, and absolute pardon", which ended any possibility of an indictment.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Sep 14, 1974

    Bob Marley

    "I Shot the Sheriff" Reached Number 1 On The Billboard Hot 100

    U.S.
    Saturday Sep 14, 1974

    "I Shot the Sheriff" became his first US hit since "Layla" two years earlier and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 14 September 1974.


  • Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 21, 1974

    George W. Bush

    Physical exam failure

    Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 21, 1974

    In 1972, Bush was suspended from flying for failure to take a scheduled physical exam. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force Reserve on November 21, 1974.


  • Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA
    Sunday Dec 29, 1974

    The Beatles

    John Lennon signed The Paperwork Terminating The Partnership

    Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA
    Sunday Dec 29, 1974

    Legal disputes continued long after their break-up, and the dissolution was not formalised until 29 December 1974, when John Lennon signed the paperwork terminating the partnership while on vacation with his family at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.


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