On this day: a President Resigns

Oliver F. Atkins' photo of Nixon leaving the White House shortly before his resignation became effective, 9th August 1974.

These images, taken by Oliver F. Atkins on the 9th of August, 1974, show US President Richard Nixon leaving the White House after resigning. The resignation came into effect shortly after.

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Republican Nixon gave up the Presidency following the Watergate scandal, in which he tried to cover up his involvement in a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

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On this day: a Christmas party at the White House

US President Lyndon B. Johnson entertains guests at a Christmas party near the Blue Room Christmas Tree in the White House on the 16th of December, 1964.

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On this day: the renaming of the White House

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The Executive Mansion, home to the US President, was officially renamed the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt on the 12th of October, 1901.

The new name had been unofficially used for at least ninety years before the change was made.