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Thursday 9th January: Richard M Nixon is born. (Yorba Linda, CA)


Monday 10th August: Arthur Nixon dies of tuberculosis.


Tuesday 7th March: Harold Nixon dies of tuberculosis.


Friday 21st June: Richard M. Nixon marries Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan. (Riverside, California)


Tuesday 13th May: Richard Nixon's car is attacked by an angry crowd and nearly overturned. (Caracas, Venezuela)


Monday 26th September: Kennedy and Nixon square off in a televised presidential debate.


Richard Nixon at Republican Convention. (Miami)

Thursday 1st February: Richard M. Nixon announces his candidacy for the U.S. Presidency.

Saturday 13th July: Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York reveals a four-stage peace plan that, he argues, could end the war in six months if North Vietnam assented to it.

Tuesday 5th November: Richard Nixon elected U.S. President.


Monday 20th January: Richard M. Nixon inaugurated as 37th President of the United States. (Washington, DC)

Sunday 8th June: Nixon and Thieu meet at Midway. (Midway Island)

Sunday 13th July: Former Alabama Governor George Wallace criticises President Richard Nixon for his handling of the war and says he favors an all-out military victory if the Paris talks fail to produce peace soon.

Wednesday 30th July: U.S. President Nixon visits South Vietnam.

Monday 3rd November: Richard Nixon goes on television and radio to call for national solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to gather support for his policies.

Monday 8th December: Richard Nixon says that the Vietnam War is coming to a "conclusion as a result of the plan that we have instituted."

Monday 15th December: President Richard Nixon announces that 50,000 additional U.S. troops will be pulled out of South Vietnam by April 15, 1970.


Tuesday 28th April: Richard Nixon approves Cambodian incursion.

Friday 8th May: Richard Nixon defends invasion of Cambodia.

Wednesday 3rd June: Nixon calls Cambodian operation a success.

Wednesday 18th November: Richard Nixon asks Congress for supplemental appropriations for the Cambodian government of Premier Lon Nol.

Monday 21st December: Elvis Presley is greeted at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon. (Washington, D.C.)


Monday 2nd August: The Nixon administration officially acknowledges that the CIA is maintaining a force of 30,000 'irregulars' fighting the Communist Pathet Lao in Laos.

Sunday 15th August: Richard Nixon turns his attention away from the war in Vietnam and announces a sweeping series of economic initiatives, including a ninety-day freeze on wages and rents, as well as the end of America's twenty-five-year-old policy of converting foreign money into gold.

Friday 12th November: Richard Nixon sets February 1, 1972, as the deadline for the withdrawal of an additional 45,000 U.S. troops.


Richard Nixon makes a state visit. (China)

Monday 10th January: Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey criticizes President Richard Nixon, saying that it was taking longer for President Nixon to withdraw U.S. troops from Vietnam than it did to defeat Hitler.

Thursday 13th January: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announces that 70,000 U.S. troops will leave South Vietnam over the next three months,

Monday 21st February: President Richard Nixon takes a dramatic first step toward normalizing relations with the communist People's Republic of China (PRC) by traveling to Beijing for a week of talks.

Friday 5th May: J Edgar Hoover dies. (Washington DC)

Monday 22nd May: Richard Nixon arrives in Moscow for a summit with Soviet leaders. (Moscow)

Wednesday 28th June: U.S. President Nixon announces that no more draftees will be sent to Vietnam unless they volunteer for such duty.

Wednesday 25th October: The White House orders a suspension of bombing above the 20th parallel as a signal of U.S. approval of recent North Vietnamese concessions at the secret peace talks in Paris.

Monday 18th December: Following the breakdown of peace talks with North Vietnam just a few days earlier, President Richard Nixon announces the beginning of a massive bombing campaign to break the stalemate. For nearly two weeks, American bombers pounded North Vietnam.


Monday 15th January: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon suspends military action in North Vietnam giving peace talks between his secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, and North Vietnamese leader Le Duc Tho a chance to succeed.

Tuesday 23rd January: President Nixon announces that Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho have initialled a peace agreement in Paris "to end the war and bring peace with honor in Vietnam and Southeast Asia."

Thursday 15th March: President Nixon hints that the United States might intervene again in Vietnam to prevent communist violations of the truce.

Saturday 20th October: Solicitor General Robert Bork dismisses Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox; Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General Ruckelshaus resign in protest.

Thursday 25th October: President Nixon vetoes the War Powers Resolution, which would limit presidential power to commit armed forces abroad without Congressional approval.

Friday 16th November: Richard Nixon declares that America

Saturday 17th November: Richard Nixon tells a group of newspaper editors that he is "not a crook." (Orlando, Florida)

Sunday 25th November: Richard M. Nixon calls for a Sunday ban on the sale of gasoline to consumers.

Sunday 25th November: Richard M. Nixon calls for a Sunday ban on the sale of gasoline to consumers.


Wednesday 2nd January: Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act, setting a new national maximum speed limit.

Monday 29th April: President Nixon announces release of White House Watergate tapes.

Saturday 27th July: U.S. President Nixon charged with first of three articles of impeachment.

Sunday 8th September: President Gerald Ford, who assumed office on the heels of President Richard M. Nixon


Friday 22nd April: Richard M Nixon dies. (New York)

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