On This Day In History

August 8, 1974: Richard Nixon Resigns From Presidency

On this day in 1974, in a radio and television broadcast from the Oval Office, Richard Nixon announced that he was resigning as President of the United States. This year marks the 40th anniversary his his resignation. (Click here to watch his speech. Click here to view the full speech).

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On This Day In History

August 6, 1965: Voting Rights Act Signed Into Law

On this day in 1965, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, protecting all U.S. citizens from racial discrimination while voting.

President Johnson and Dr. King congratulate each other on the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
President Johnson and Dr. King congratulate each other on the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965