Richard Nixon Timeline

Richard Nixon Timeline. A lifetime of events for the 37th American President of the United States both public and private. From his birth on January 9, 1913 in Yorma Linda, California to his death on April 22, 1994. President Nixon is the only President in American History to resign from the Presidency.

1913 Richard Nixon was Born on January 9 in Yorma Linda, California
1919 18th amendment to the United States Constitutionis ratified
1920 William Harding is elected President
19th amendmentUnited States Constitution is ratified
1923 President Harding dies while in office. Calivn Coolidge becomes President and wins the 1924 election
1929 The stock market crashes
1930 Nixon graduates from Whittier Union High School
1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected President and would go on to win the next thre elections. He is the only President to have been elected a third term
1933 New Deal legislation
1934 Nixon graduates from Whittier College
1935 Social Security Act
1937 Nixon graduates from Duke University School of Law
1940 Nixon marries Thelma (Pat) Ryan on June 21st
1941 The United States enters World War II
1942 Nixon serves in the United States Navy as Lieutenant until 1945
1945 President Roosevelt dies while in office. Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd President and would wins the next election.
World War II ends
1946 Nixon is elected to the United States House of Representatives
1948 The prosecution of Alger Hiss (A suspected Communist). The first political crises Nixon writes about in his first published book "Six Crises"
1950 Nixon is elected to the United States Senate
Korean War begins
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower "Ike" is elected President
Nixon is elected Vice President
1954 Geneva accords ends the French Colonial era in Vietnam
1956 Dump Nixon Movement
Eisenhower and Nixon are re-elected
1959 Nixon debates the soviot leader Nikita khrushchev in Moscow. Known as the Kitchen debate
Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba
1960 Nixon runs for President, along with Vice Presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. A former Senator from Massachusettes and current Ambassador to the United Nations
John Kennedy and Richard Nixon Debate
Richard Nixon loses the presidential election
John F. Kennedy is elected President and Lyndon Baines Johnson as Vice President
1961 The Berlin Wall is built to close the border between east and west Berlin
1962 Nixon runs for Governor of the state of California
Nixon loses the California Gubanitoral election to Pat Brown. Son Jerry Brown served as the Governor of California from 1975 to 1983. He ran for Governor again in 2010 winning the election against former E-bay CEO Meg Whitman
Cuban Missile crisis emerges. The United States discovers the Soviet Union has secretly installed nuclear missiles in Cuba
1963 Nixon moves to New York
Nixon publishes his first book "Six Crisis". He would later write a total of nine books, eight of them best sellers
1963 November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated while campaigning in Dallas, Texas
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson assumes the presidency upon the death of President Kennedy
1964 The 24th amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified
1964 The Civil Rights Act is passed
Lyndon Baines Johnson beats Senator Barry Goldwater to win the Presidency
1965 The first United States astronaut walks in space
Race riots in Los Angeles, California
1966 The first United States soft lunar landing
1967 Peace marches in United States cities
1968 Nixon runs for President and chooses Spiro Agnew, Governor of Maryland as his Vice Presidential candidate.
Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are assassinated
Nixon beats Hubert Humphrey to win the Presidential election. Hubert Humphrey would go on to serve as Vice President under President Johnson's Administration
1969 Nixon's Supreme Court nomination of Clement Haynesworth is rejected by the United States Senate. Nixon's Supreme Court nomination of Harry Blackmun is confirmed later in Nixon's Presidency
A Presidential First, Nixon goes on a foreign trip to Europe
1970 Nixon establishes a 90 day prices and wages freeze
Nixon fires Walter Hickel the United States Secretary of Interior
Nixon invites Elvis Presley to the White House
Signs the National Environmental Protection Act
1971 The United States ping-pong team compete in China
1972 The Christmas bombing of North Vietnam
President Nixon and Vice President Agnew beat the George McGovern/Sargent Shriver democratic ticket to win re-election
1973 Secretary of State Henry Kissinger receives the Nobel Peace Prize
The last of the United States troops in Vietnam are brought home
Nixon nominates Elliot Richardson to the attorney General cabinet position
Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns. Agnew is the second Vice President in history to resign office, along with John C. Calhoun.
Nixon picks Gerald Ford to replace Agnew as Vice President
May 18th, national televised Watergate hearings begin
Saturday Night Massacre
November 17, President Nixon gives his "I am not a crook speech"
1974 Facing assured Presidential Impeachment if he stayed, Nixon gives a televised resignation speech and becomes the only President in history to resign from office. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton are the only two Presidents in history to have been impeached.
Vice President Gerald Ford becomes President. The only President in history to serve as President and Vice President, without being elected by the people
On September 8, President Gerald Ford pardons Nixon
1975 The fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War
1976 Nixon travels to China
Jimmy Carter becomes President
1977 David Frost Interviews Nixon in 1977
1978 Nixon publishes his memiors
1980 Nixon Moves to New York
Ronald Reagan wins the Presidential election
1981 President Reagan assassination attempt. John Hinkley jr. surprises reagan and the secret service outside of the Washington Hilton Hotel with a berage of bullets. A total of Six 22-caliber bullets fired, Injuring four men. President Reagan was wounded indirectly by a richocheted bullet entering his side just under the arm pit.
1984 President Ronald Reagan wins re-election
1986 Iran Contra scandal begins. U.S. Government exposed supplying arms to Iran
1988 Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected President
1989 November 9, the Berlin wall falls
1990 The Nixon Presidential Library opens
Country of Iraq invades neighboring Kuwait
1991 "Operation Desert Storm" the liberation of Kuwait begins
1992 William Jefferson Clinton beats President Bush and wins the Presidential election. Al Gore is elected Vice President
1993 First Lady Pat Nixon dies on June 22nd
1994 Richard Nixon dies of a stroke on April 22nd

President Richard Nixon was laid to rest near his birthplace and Presidential library in Yorba Linda, California.

Eulogies were given by President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, then Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole,  then Governor Pete Wilson. The invocation was delivered by Reverend Billy Graham.

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