On August 8, 1974, California-born President Richard Nixon announced his resignation to be effective on August 9, 1974 at noon. Born in Yorba Linda, Nixon began his political career as a US Representative and was elected president in 1968. Threatened with impeachment over Watergate, he resigned in disgrace, however President Gerald Ford pardoned him by issuing Proclamation 4311 on September 8, 1974.
Ten reasons to love Richard Nixon on his 200th birthday. - Richard M. Nixon - Uh, Maybe - but interesting!