Hank Aaron - Changing Times

Hank Aaron - Changing Times (HM2MF2)

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N 43° 1.784', W 87° 57.953'

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1974
Hank Aaron

In his first at-bat of the season, Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home run record of 714 home runs, which stood for 39 years. On April 8th, he hits 715 and becomes the home run champion of all time. After the season is over, he is traded to the Milwaukee Brewers.
National
On August 8, 1974, President Nixon becomes the first President in U.S. history to resign, as the House of Representatives is poised to vote on the articles of impeachment against him
Congress passes the Safe Drinking Water Act
Civil Rights
Kathryn Morrison becomes the first woman elected to the Wisconsin State Senate
Arts & Entertainment
Mel Brooks releases "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein"
Sports
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's hook shot gives the Milwaukee Bucks a 102-101 double-overtime victory over the Boston Celtics in game 6 of the NBA Championship finals
Frank Robinson is named the first Black to manage a major league baseball team (Cleveland Indians), and credits Hank Aaron with opening the doors for minorities in baseball management
1976
Hank Aaron

Aaron retires after 23 years in the major leagues with 755 home runs and 2297 RBIs, both major league records. He becomes Vice-President of the Atlanta Braves farm system.
Milwaukee
The Pabst Theater,



originally built in 1895, is returned to its original splendor after a four-year renovation
Civil Rights
Shirley Abrahamson becomes the first woman on the Wisconsin Supreme Court
U.S. District Court orders the integreation of Milwaukee schools
Arts & Entertainment
Sylvester Stallone stars in "Rocky"
Alex Haley's "Roots" is published
Science & Technology
Landing vehicles from U.S. spacecrafts Viking I & II set down safely on Mars and transmit the first close-up photos to Earth
The National Academy of Science reports that gases from aerosol spray can damage the ozone layer
The first "personal" computer is introduced, the Apple II
1982
Hank Aaron

Inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame
Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers win the American League pennant, but later lose the World Series in game 7 to the St. Louis Cardinals
National
The Vietnam Veterans' War Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. The names of more than 58,000 dead are inscribed on the black granite memorial
Milwaukee
The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co., "the beer that made Milwaukee famous," close their Milwaukee operations
Arts & Entertainment
Steven Spielberg releases the film "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial"
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 421310 N 4764569
Decimal Degrees43.02973333, -87.96588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 1.784', W 87° 57.953'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 1' 47.04" N, 87° 57' 57.18" W
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