ALASKA BECAME THE 49th STATE ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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President Eisenhower signing the Alaska Statehood Act. To 
the left, seated, is Richard Nixon.

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STAGE & FILM ACTOR FRANK LANGELLA IS 73 TODAY

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Frank played Count Dracula in this 1979 American-
British horror  film.

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Frank Langella’s role as a devil worshipper in  Roman
Polanski’s The Ninth Gate,1999.

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Frank was Richard M. Nixon in Ron Howard’s 2008
film Frost/Nixon. He was also cast in the same role
for a stage production of Frost/Nixon in 2007.

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IT WAS A SECRET MEETING ON THIS DATE IN 1970

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The meeting between President Nixon, left and Elvis Presley,
right, was requested by Elvis to discuss how the rock star
could help the country fight the growing drug problem. Elvis
suggested that he might be made a “Federal Agent at-large
in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs”. The oval
office visit lasted only 30 minutes.

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Elvis Presley’s had written request for the meeting with Nixon
was made though Senator George murphy of California.

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FORD’S CONFIRMATION ON THIS DATE IN 1973

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President Nixon (left) with Gerald Ford following his confirmation
as the 40th Vice President of the United States. The previous
Vice President, Spiro Agnew had resigned the office. 
 

 

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CALIFORNIA U.S. SENATE RACE IN 1950

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Republican Richard Nixon defeated Democrat Helen Gahagan Douglas.
Helen was a well-known star on Broadway in the 1920’s.

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