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Richard Nixon was the 37th President of the United States.
Nixon’s presidency followed a foreign policy marked by détente with the Soviet Union and by the opening of diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. Nixon successfully negotiated a ceasefire with North Vietnam, effectively ending the longest war in American history.
In the face of likely impeachment by the United States House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate for the Watergate scandal, Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974.
He is the only person to be elected twice to the office of the presidency and the vice presidency, and is the only president to have resigned the office.
- January 9, 1913: Richard Nixon was born
- 1972: He was the first president to travel to China and Russia and to call for welfare reform
- 1972: He was the first president to travel to China and Russia and to call for welfare reform. The attempted burglary and wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee headquarters, otherwise known as the Watergate Scandal, took place
- 1973: Ended the Vietnam War
- 1974: Nixon resigned
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