President Richard Nixon Announced His Resignation 40 Years Ago

| Fri Aug. 8, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
Richard Nixon departing the White House after resigning. Oliver F. Atkins/White House/Wikimedia

Forty years ago today President Richard Nixon finally announced his resignation on national television, effective 12 p.m. August 9, 1974.

Good riddance.

CBS

Bonus photo: Nixon's last meal in the White House, as President:

A picture of the last meal Nixon ate as President prior to him leaving the White House. White House Photo Office/National Archives

 

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