Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Nixon's Birthday

In honor of Richard Nixon's birthday (Jan. 9, 1913), let's take a moment to note some of the legal developments during his time as President.

Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley, Dec. 21, 1970

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.

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