United States v. Nixon
Today the Nixon Library begins a new series—Road to Resignation—which highlights President Nixon’s last few days in office.
On this day, July 24, 1974, Chief Justice Warren Burger announced the verdict of the Supreme Court in United States v. Nixon. It ruled that President Nixon’s “generalized interest in confidentiality” was not grounds for the crushing of a subpoena seeking the release of the tapes of his recorded conversations relating to the Watergate affair.
The vote was 8-0: Justice William Rehnquist, a former Nixon administration official, had recused himself. The Watergate Tapes were released as a result.
- Follow the final days of Nixon’s Presidency here.
- Listen to key moments compiled by the Nixon White House Tapes Team here — Richard Nixon Resigns the Presidency.
Photo: U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 1973. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
He went from shirtless, to backed by as many tuxedoed people as possible.
#3. Kip Winger Writes Symphonies
Kip Winger is all about music. He started studying classical music at age 16 after hearing different composers in ballet class. When the ’80s ended and grunge hate-fucked glam rock into the grave, the band members kind of went their own directions. In the late ’90s, Kip decided that he wanted to continue his old childhood passion of learning classical music and enrolled himself in the University of New Mexico, where he studied with some of the biggest names in composing.
Kip, my hair boy!
Nixon and Khrushchev’s Kitchen Debates
On this day in 1959, Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev met for the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow.
As Nixon led Khrushchev through the model house they began a series of impromptu debates (mainly held in the model kitchen), on capitalism and communism. To debate such ideas both leaders used examples of household appliances to better stress their arguments. Nixon’s performance in the “Kitchen Debate” further raised his stature back in the United States.
In this photograph we have Nixon and Khrushchev debating in front of the now famous model kitchen. To the right of Nixon is future Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev. 7/24/59.
-from the Nixon Library
Letter from Amelia Earhart to President Roosevelt Regarding her World Flight, 11/10/1936 .
Item From: Papers as President. (1933-1945).
Every signature tells a story. Disclosed in this letter written to the President, notifies him of a trip around the world, the stops being planned, and possible corporation with the navy needed. All this signed by Amelia Earhart. Today in celebration of the achievements made by this female aviator, share your own story of travel.
July 24, 1847: Brigham Young Leads Mormon Pioneers to Utah’s Great Salt Lake
On this day in 1847, after 17 months of traveling, Mormon leader Brigham Young and 148 pioneers arrived in modern-day Utah. Seeking refuge and religious and political freedom, Young and his followers began preparations in this remote location for the thousands of Mormon migrants to follow.
Photo: Brigham Young by Charles William Carter. Wikimedia Commons.
July 23, 1885: 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant, Dies at Age 63
On this day in 1885, 18th President of the United States and Civil War hero, Ulysses S. Grant, died at Mount McGregor, New York, at the age of 63 from throat cancer.
Grant served in the Mexican-American War and was a Union general in the Civil War before serving two terms as president. Shortly before his death, he finished writing two memoirs with the help of his publisher, Mark Twain.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Churchill, Truman, and Stalin at Potsdam - Today in 1945.
Photo: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (left), President Harry S. Truman (center), and Soviet leader Josef Stalin (right) at Cecilienhof Palace during the Potsdam Conference in Germany. Mr. Churchill has just given a dinner for Mr. Truman and Mr. Stalin. July 23, 1945.