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President Richard M. Nixon Resigns (August 8, 1974)
August 8, 1974

Moment 45: President Richard M. Nixon Resigns

On August 8, 1974, President Richard M. Nixon announced his intention to become the first president in American history to resign live on radio and television. Millions of people listened to the 16-minute speech on radio. Over 2,700 radio stations across the country aired Nixon's speech.

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