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Richard Nixon Timeline


Short Biography of President Richard Nixon
Lifespan: 1913 - 1994
Born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California
Richard Nixon died on April 22, 1994 in New York
Thirty-seventh President
His term in office was from 1969 to 1974

Why was Richard Nixon famous?
Richard Nixon was famous as the thirty-seventh President of the United States of America and and the only U.S. President in history to resign his office. His resignation was due to his involvement in the Watergate break-in and cover-up scandal.

The next US President was Gerald Ford.

1913

 

Richard Nixon was born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California

1934

 

Dust Bowl begins

1939

 

Germany invades Poland; World War IIbegins

1940

 

Richard Nixon was married to Thelma “Patricia” Catherine Ryan in 1940. They had 2 children - Patricia and Julie

1941

 

Attack on Pearl Harbor
U.S. enters World War II

1942

 

Richard Nixon became Attorney for U.S. Office of Emergency Management, 1942

1945

 

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Germany and Japan surrender, ending World War II

1946

 

The Cold Warbegan between the United States and the Soviet Union

1947-51

 

Richard Nixon became Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1947-51

1949

 

NATO formed

1950

 

Senator Joseph McCarthy gains power and start Communist witch hunts (1950-1954)
Korean War begins

1951-53

 

Richard Nixon became United States Senator, 1951-53
Richard Nixon became Vice President, 1953-61 (under Eisenhower)

1953

 

Armistice in Korea

1954

 

SEATO alliance

1955

 

Warsaw Pact

1956

 

US installs Diem as leader of South Vietnam

1957

 

Civil Rights Act of 1957
Russians launch Sputnik

1958

 

NASA formed

1959

 

Cuban Revolution

1960

 

Greensboro sit-in
Civil Rights Act of 1960

1961

 

Peace Corps
Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
OPEC formed

1962

 

Cuban Missile Crisis

1963

 

President J Kennedy assassinated
March on Washington; Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" speech

1964

 

Civil Rights Act of 1964

1968

 

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated
Civil Rights Act of 1968

1969

 

Vietnam

1969

 

1969 Richard Nixon became the President of the United States of America
1969 - Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon

1970

 

1970 - Environmental Protection Agency created

1971

 

1971 - Twenty-Sixth Amendment ratified giving 18-year-olds the right to vote

1972

 

Watergate burglary
1972 - SALT Agreement
1972 - Nixon visits China
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with USSR

1973

 

Vietnam War ends with US pulling out in 1973
Watergate Scandal breaks in 1973
Skylab first space station launched

1974

 

Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate

1979

 

Three Mile Island nuclear accident
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins

1981

 

Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley

1986

 

Iran-Contra scandal breaks
Space Shuttle Challenger accident

1994

 

Richard Nixon died of paralysis due to a stroke and swelling of the brain on April 22, 1994 in New York. He was buried in Yorba Linda in California.

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