Hank Aaron - Changing Times
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
Hank Aaron Aaron retires
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
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"
Erected by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Location. 43° 1.784′ N, 87° 57.953′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. The marker is located in the east parking lot of Miller Park. The marker is between the parking lot and the Hank Aaron State Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hank Aaron State Trail (about 700 feet away); Hank Aaron (about 700 feet away); Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1965 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnny Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Ray Buhl (approx. 0.2 miles away); Del Crandall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
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