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On this date in 1974, U.S. Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon an­nounced his res­ig­na­tion, ef­fec­tive noon the fol­low­ing day. Nixon’s de­ci­sion to re­sign fol­lowed fur­ther ero­sion of his re­main­ing sup­port in the wake of new rev­e­la­tions con­nected to the Water­gate scan­dal. Nixon was the first Amer­i­can pres­i­dent to re­sign from of­fice.

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