Notable Zoo Events

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  • Robert Bean becomes the Zoo’s second director.
  • The puma exhibit opened.
  • Lion triplets are born.
  • Arctic wolves arrive at the Zoo.
  • Gift shop called “The Monkey’s Uncle” opens.
  • After the findings of the Watergate scandal Richard Nixon becomes the first US president forced to resign from office.
  • October 30, 1974, boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali where Ali regains his heavyweight title takes place.
  • A tornado strikes the east end of Louisville.
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville opens and is designated the “State Theater of Kentucky.”
  • TARC began operating as the city bus line.

The Way We Were
by Barbara Streisand

Blazing Saddles
Directed by Mel Brooks

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