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8-9-10 Remembering Dick

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    On this date in 1974, Richard M. Nixon announced he was stepping down as president of the United States - the first man ever to do so. He announced his departure in the face of an imminent impeachment trial - and possible removal from office - over Watergate.
  2. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    We will probably have another one soon enough.
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for the informative post!

    Did you by chance know Carl Bernstein, back in his days at a weekly somewhere, when he had a lot to learn?
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    And 15 years ago Jerry Garcia died.

    Also, today is this guy's favorite day ...

  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Did you know that on November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence and the request came from his wife?
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Obviously many of those posting here weren't born or fail to see the significance of both the date and the event.
  7. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Or they are well aware of said event and find more edification in taking the mickey out of you.
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Or they don't have anything else better to do. Trust me TrooperBari, it takes more than an anonymous post to rile me.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    One of the most significant events in American political history and this thread is being mocked because of who started it.

    Isn't junior high mentality great. Carry on kiddies.
  10. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    I'm a Leo!
  11. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    He just wanted to type the words "Remembering Dick."
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Well, it would help if the thread-starter actually got his facts right.

    Nixon announced to the nation on the night of Aug. 8 that he was resigning. It didn't take effect officially until the next day, however, and Ford was sworn in just after noon on Aug. 9.
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