October 10, 1973 — US Vice President Spiro T. Agnew (1918-1996), accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest (nolo contendere) to one count of federal income tax evasion, and resigned his office. Agnew was the first US Vice President to resign in disgrace and was later convicted and sentenced to three years probation and fined $10,000. President Richard Nixon nominated Gerald Ford as the new VP on October 12.

 

  2 comments for “This Day in History

  1. October 10, 2018 at 7:11 AM

    Well, that newspaper ad is funny!

    Liked by 1 person

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