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1974 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

41st Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  Dr. Lauris Jones conducting

POLITICS

The Gold ownership ban of 1933 is rescinded.
FDIC deposit insurance levels re increased to $40,000.
Emperor Halie Selassie of Ethiopia is deposed.
Mikhail Baryshnikov defects
Following months of political controversy, U.S. president Richard Nixon resigns.
Granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, famous US Newspaper publisher, Patty Hearst is kidnapped
Global recession increases
India becomes the 6th nation to detonate a nuclear weapon
Isabela (Evita) Peron becomes President of Argentina upon the death of her husband, Juan Peron
The Soviet Union expels Alexander Solzhenitsyn and revokes his citizenship

POINTS OF INTEREST

A huge mausoleum, believed to be that of Shi Huang Di, first emperor of china is discovered, containing hundreds of terra cotta figures depicting  an entire army of over 8000 soldiers, horses and their followers is uncovered in Shaanxi Province
Ethiopian archeologists discover the bones of an ancient female believed to have lived over three million years ago.  She is nicknamed, "Lucy"
The Sears Tower becomes the tallest building in Chicago, Illinois
Smallpox epidemic breaks out in India
The United States is hit by a cluster of 13 tornadoes, the largest number of tornadoes seen in one season.  Canada also gets hit by a tornado
British coal miners strike for higher wages
Darwin Australia is hit with a cyclone

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