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THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1974
Gerald Ford becomes president after Richard Nixon resigns
In accordance with his statement of resignation the previous evening, Richard M. Nixon officially ends his term as the 37th president of the United States at noon. Before departing with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn, he smiled farewell and enigmatically raised his arms in a vi... read more »
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The Watergate Scandal
How did a burglary at a Washington, D.C. building lead to the first resignation of an American president? Explore the twists and turns of one of the most controversial eras in U.S. history.
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1995
Jerry Garcia dies »