Whenever I am looking for some info on a purchase that I made recently, I often run into some fun info that happened during a certain year. I never know what I might find—it could be anything from what happened in sports to a little history on Fiesta pottery to even something about coins.
Here are some of the things I ran across that happened during the year of 1974:
The Magna Doodle made its debut in 1974, and there were millions of this art pad sold (this was a decade and a half after The Ohio Art Company introduced an item called the Etch A Sketch).
April 8 saw “Hammerin Hank” Hank Aaron hit home run number 715, breaking Babe Ruth’s lifetime home run record. Two fans ran onto the field to congratulate Hank on the home run while he was going past second base.
August 8 saw the resignation of President Nixon because of the Watergate scandal.
This is just a handful of what happened during 1974. What are some of the other items that you have heard that happened during this year?