Tag: President Richard Nixon

November 21, 1973 — President Nixon’s attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed the existence of an 18½ minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.

November 7, 1972 — President Richard Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern.

November 3, 1970 — President Nixon delivered a speech to explain why American troops in Vietnam had invaded the neutral country of Cambodia.

October 23, 1973 — President Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica. 

October 20, 1973 — In what has come to be known as the ‘Saturday Night Massacre’, United States President Richard Nixon fires U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after

October 19 

  • 1969 — US Vice President Spiro Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War protesters as “an effete corps of impudent snobs.”
  • 1973 — President Richard Nixon rejected an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate tapes.

September 15 

  • 1970 — President Nixon authorized a US-backed coup in Chile.
  • 1972 — Two former White House aides and five other men were indicted on charges of conspiracy in the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington.

September 14, 1973 — President Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football’s television blackout.

September 8, 1974 — President Gerald Ford pardoned former President Richard M. Nixon for any crimes arising

August 5, 1974 — President Richard Nixon admitted that he ordered a cover-up of the Watergate break-in for political as well as national security reasons. One of the secret

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