August 10, 2014
'And I didn't see tanks in the streets'
We remember this weekend the 40th anniversary of President Gerald Ford assuming the presidency after President Nixon's resignation. It was one of those moments that you remember living through, especially watching the resignation speech and the inauguration of the new president on TV: "On this day in 1974, one day after the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as president, making him the first man to assume the presidency upon his predecessor's resignation. He was also the first non-elected vice president and non-elected president, which made his ascendance to the presidency all the more unique. Congress had accused Nixon of obstruction of justice during the investigation of theWatergate scandal, which began in 1972. White House tape recordings revealed that Nixon knew about and may have authorized the bugging of the Democratic National Committee offices, located in the Watergate Hotel...(Read Full Post)