The Newseum reminds us today that President Richard M. Nixon announced his resignation 39 years ago on Aug. 8, 1974. It’s as good an excuse as any for us to dive into the Sun-Times archives and bring you some incredible images from Nixon’s trips to Chicago as president and vice president, including the first nationally televised presidential debate, with John F. Kennedy.
Nixon in Chicago: looking back at photos 39 years after the president's historic resignation
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