A Kansas town elects the first woman mayor in the U.S., The Beatles make history in dominating the charts, a civil rights leader is gunned down, and the World Trade Center is dedicated, all on this day.
1974: Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves ties Babe Ruth's career home run record by hitting his 714th homer in Cincinnati. He would break Ruth's record four days later and end his career following the 1976 season with 755 career home runs.
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