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  • Remember Senior Year?

     

    Yankee Stadium, known as "The House That Ruth Built", closes for a two-year renovation at a cost of $160 million. The New York Yankees play all of their home games at Shea Stadium in 1974 and 1975.

    Yom Kippur War takes place: The fourth and largest Arab–Israeli conflict begins, as Egyptian and Syrian forces attack Israeli forces in the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights on Yom Kippur.

    The Oakland Athletics win baseball's World Series, defeating the New York Mets 4 games to 3.

    Egypt and Israel sign a United States-sponsored cease-fire accord.

    The United States Congress votes to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States; he is sworn in on December 6, 1973.

    Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth for the all-time home run record with his 714th at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati; he later becomes the MLB’s all-time home run leader with his 715th at Atlanta

    The Sting wins the Oscar for Best Picture. Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger) and Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class) win for Best Actor and Actress.

    The Miami Dolphins win the Super Bowl against the Minnesota Vikings.

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