Back Stories: President Richard Nixon Resigns

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — On August 9, 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned.

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President Richard Nixon (1913 – 1994) announces his resignation on national television, following the Watergate scandal. (Photo by Pierre Manevy/Express/Getty Images)

“I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow,” he announced on August 8. “Vice President Ford will be sworn in as president at that hour.”

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