NIXON RESIGNS - 35 YEARS AGO
August 9, 2009 | Source: Monroe Gallery of PhotographyRichard Nixon giving a victory speech, 1968Photograph by Lee Balterman ©Time Inc
It was 35 years ago this weekend that President Richard M. Nixon resigned, ending a bitter and turbulent presidency. It is interesting to re-visit the newspapers of the day, and hear his resignation speech.
As we remember the 40th anniversaries this summer of Apollo 11 and Woodstock, we took a look into the Monroe Gallery archives for a selection of Nixon photographs.
Chinese Premiere Chou En Lai and US President Richard Nixon toast each other, Peking, 1972
John Dominis ©Time Inc.
Photographing protestors at Anti-Nixon rally, Washington, DC, 1968 ©Steve Schapiro