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On this day: Richard Nixon becomes the only US president to resign

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On this day: Richard Nixon becomes the only US president to resign

On this day, 47 years ago, Richard Nixon grew to turn into the only US President to resign from place of job.

By SIMCHA PASKO
 

AUGUST 9, 2021 02: 22

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Former US president Richard Nixon, upon facing impeachment in the Watergate scandal, stepped down from his position in a final televised address to the public (photo credit: REUTERS)

Broken-down US president Richard Nixon, upon facing impeachment in the Watergate scandal, stepped down from his space in a final televised take care of to the public

(photo credit: REUTERS)

On this day, 47 years ago, Richard Nixon grew to turn into the only US President to resign from place of job. 

On August 9, 1974, Nixon signed the resignation letter making him the first, and as of now, only, president to resign from the White Dwelling, leaving Gerald Ford to capture his space as president. 

His resignation came in the wake of the Watergate scandal, a burglary that took space at the headquarters of the Democratic Nationwide Committee (DNC) at the Watergate Advanced in Washington DC.  The burglary took space June 17, 1972, and grew to turn into one amongst the most unsightly political scandals when it grew to turn into apparent that the Nixon administration used to be involved. 

Frank Wills, a security guard, stumbled on clues that weak FBI and CIA agents broke into the Watergate Advanced earlier than the election, tapping phone strains, and stealing papers. 

On August 5, 1974, the “smoking gun” tape used to be released, the keep Nixon and his chief of workers are heard discussing the damage-in. This destroyed Nixon politically.

Nixon chose to resign to steer obvious of being impeached for his crimes. 

Later, Ford would field a fat and unconditional pardon of Nixon, many attributing this to his loss of the election of 1976.

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On this day: Richard Nixon becomes the only US president to resign