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In an evening televised address, President Richard M. Nixon announces
his intention to become the first president in American history to resign.

With impeachment proceedings underway against him for his involvement
in the
Watergate affair, Nixon was finally bowing to pressure from the public
and Congress to leave the
White House. 

“By taking this action,” he said in a solemn address from the Oval Office,
“I hope that I will have hastened the start of the process of healing which
is so desperately needed in America.”

Just before noon the next day, Nixon officially ended his term as the 37th
president of the United States.

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On October 10, 1973, after months of maintaining his innocence,
Agnew pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion
and resigned from office. He was replaced by House Minority
Leader Gerald Ford (below).

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Gerald Ford (center) was sworn in as Vice President Ford. 


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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Wells is best remembered for the legendary 1938 radio broadcast of “The
War of the Worlds’’, and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked
as one of the greatest films ever made.

Poster showing two women in the bottom left of the picture looking up towards a man in a white suit in the top right of the picture. "Everybody's talking about it. It's terrific!" appears in the top right of the picture. "Orson Welles" appears in block letters between the women and the man in the white suit. "Citizen Kane" appears in red and yellow block letters tipped 60° to the right. The remaining credits are listed in fine print in the bottom right.

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On this day in 1974, President Richard Nixon announced that he
would resign the following day.

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The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a $45 million train
committed on this day in 1963 at Bridego Railway.

Under the guidance of police officers, three hooded men are taken to waiting police cars at Linslade, Buckinghamshire, after being remanded in custody on charges in connection with the great train robbery the previous week. Two women were also remanded in custody.
Arrests soon followed the robbery. Here three men are taken to a
police van at Linslade Court House, Buckinghamshire, after being remanded in custody in late August 1963.

circa 1963:  English criminal Bruce Reynolds (left), a member of the gang which robbed a mail train of over two million pounds at Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, with (from left) his wife, Frances, Barbara Daly and John Daly.
Gang member Bruce Reynolds, pictured here circa 1963 on 
the left with his wife Frances, Barbara Daly and brother-in-
law John Daly. Daly was arrested but released due to lack
of evidence.


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It was on this day in 1942.

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Actor Dustin Lee Hoffman is 81 today. He was born in 
Los Angeles
, California.

Dustin Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor in
1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer, and in 1989 for Rain Man. He
also played leading roles in the films Midnight Cowboy
(1969) and
Tootsie (1982). Hoffman had his breakthrough
role as Benjamin Braddock in the 1967 classic film The

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