|Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley, Dec. 21, 1970|
- March 5, 1970: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, 21 U.S.T. 483, 729 U.N.T.S. 161, enters into force.
- July 9, 1970: Nixon announces a plan (Reorganization Plans 3 and 4 of 1970) to establish the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Dec. 13, 1970: Nixon signs the Clean Air Act of 1970.
- June 30, 1971: The 26th Amendment lowers the voting age to 18.
- Dec. 18, 1971: Nixon signs the Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act.
- July 10, 1973: Nixon establishes the Drug Enforcement Agency (Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973; message to Congress)
- Nov. 7, 1973: Congress passes the War Powers Resolution over Nixon's veto.
- July 24, 1974: The Supreme Court orders Nixon to produce tapes of conversations in his office. United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974)
- July 27, 1974: The House approves articles of impeachment against the President.
- Aug. 8, 1974: Nixon announces his resignation.
For an overview of events around the Watergate scandal, see the Washington Post's collection, The Watergate Story. A video of Nixon's resignation is here.
For more events during Nixon's administration, see this timeline.
Photo credit: Nixon Library, National Archives. This post (Tumblr "Our Presidents," Jan. 8, 2013) states that the image "is among the most requested from the National Archives. The Elvis-Nixon meeting draws more inquiries than the Bill of Rights and the Constitution." For more on that meeting—including documents and photos—see this online exhibit.
Nixon and Presley nearly shared birthdays: Elvis was born Jan. 8, 1935.