Britain repeals the Stamp Act, Lord Stanley announces plans for a hockey cup, a cosmonaut goes for the first space walk, and OPEC ends its oil embargo against the United States, all on this day.
1974: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan. The embargo, which stemmed from Western support of Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on Oct. 6, 1973, led to government price controls and gas rationing in the U.S., commonly resulting in long lines at gas stations.
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