Richard Nixon

By Danpop
  • Birth

    Richard Milhous Nixon, future President of the United States, is born to Francis A. Nixon and Hannah Milhous Nixon. In this picture, he's second from the right.
  • Farm Failure

    Farm Failure
    The Quaker family ranch of the Nixons fails, so the Nixons go to Whittier, California, to start a grocery store and gas station.
  • Arthur's Death

    Arthur's Death
    One of Nixon's five brothers, Arthur, dies from illness when Nixon was very young.
  • Death of Harold

    Death of Harold
    Nixon's brother Harold, after being ill with tuberculosis for a few years, dies.
  • Engagement

    Nixon becomes engaged to a police chief's daughter, Ola Florence Welch.
  • Graduation from Whittier

    Graduation from Whittier
    Nixon graduates from Whittier in the class of 1934, receiving a full scholarship to Duke University School of Law,
  • Graduation from Duke University

    Graduation from Duke University
    Richard Nixon graduated third in his class at Duke University School of Law, applying for the FBI the moment he got out.
  • Marriage

    Richard Nixon marries Thelma "Pat" Ryan in after two-year courtship and after they honeymooned in Mexico, they had to children, Tricia, who was born in 1946, and Julie, who was born in 1948.
  • Moving

    Nixon goes to Washington D.C., where he works for the Department of Price Administration.
  • The Navy

    The Navy
    Nixon joins the Navy, even though he could have avoided the draft if he wanted to as a Quaker government employee.
  • Resignation

    After nearly four years in the army, Lieutenant Commander Nixon resigned from his post.
  • Checkers Speech

    Checkers Speech
    Nixon gives his Checkers speech to 60 million Americans on television and saves his position as Eisenhower's running mate.
  • Vice President

    Vice President
    Nixon becomes vice president to President Eisenhower on Election Day.
  • Running for President

    Running for President
    Nixon decides to run for president with Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. against J.F.K. and Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Defeat by Brown

    Defeat by Brown
    Nixon is defeated in a bid for California governor.
  • President Nixon

    President Nixon
    Nixon becomes the President of the United States with Spiro Agnew.
  • Inauguration

    President-elect Nixon is sworn into office by Chief Justice Earl Warren.
  • Moonwalk

    For the first time in human history, astronauts walked on the moon, with the president talking to them at the same time.
  • Correspondence

    Chairman Mao of China invites a team of American table tennis players to China to compete against the top Chinese players.
  • Visit to China

    Visit to China
    Nixon visits China with his wife on the request of Chairman Mao.
  • Visit to Russia

    Visit to Russia
    Nixon and the first lady go to Moscow to meet with Soviet leaders like Brezhnev.
  • Watergate

    After 5 men from Nixon's CREEP break into the Democratic party headquarters of Watergate, they were caught. This picture shows the 5 burglars.
  • Reelection

    Nixon is reelected as president, only to leave in about 2 years later.
  • Withdrawal

    American troops withdraw from Vietnam, with North Vietnam soldiers on the attack after a temporary truce.
  • Vice President Resigns

    Vice President Resigns
    In light of Spiro Agnew's resignation, Nixon is forced to replace him with Gerald Ford, who would later become President of the United States.
  • Hearings

    Impeachment hearings were televised across the nation as citizens held their breath for Nixon.
  • Resignation

    Nixon resigns from office to escape impeachment.
  • Pat Nixon's Death

    Pat Nixon's Death
    Nixon, struck with grief, wrote an extremely moving speech at his wife's funeral ceremony at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace.
  • Stroke

    Nixon suffered a stroke, going into a coma after a blood clot from his heart broke off to go to his brain.
  • Death

    Richard Milhous Nixon, former President of the United States, dies at the age of 81.