13 Facts About Nixon

1. Richard Nixon was buried beside his wife Pat on the grounds of the Nixon Library.

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2. Former President Nixon was distraught throughout the interment and delivered a tribute to her inside the library building.

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3. In 1978, Nixon published his memoirs, RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, the first of ten books he was to author in his retirement.

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4. In 1976, Nixon was disbarred by the New York State Bar Association for obstruction of justice in the Watergate affair.

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5. In February 1976, Nixon visited China at the personal invitation of Mao.

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6. In December 1974, Nixon began planning his comeback despite the considerable ill-will against him in the country.

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7. In November, Nixon's lawyers revealed that a tape of conversations held in the White House on June 20, 1972 had an 18½-minute gap.

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8. In July 1969, Nixon visited South Vietnam, where he met with his US military commanders and President Nguyen Van Thieu.

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9. On October 22, 1968, candidate Nixon received information that Johnson was preparing a so-called "October surprise" to elect Humphrey in the last days of the campaign, and his administration had abandoned three non-negotiable conditions for a bombing halt.

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10. In 1960, Nixon launched his first campaign for President of the United States.

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11. At his hotel, Nixon faced another mob, and one demonstrator spat on him.

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12. In 1949, Nixon began to consider running for the United States Senate against the Democratic incumbent, Sheridan Downey, and entered the race in November.

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13. On February 18, 1947, Nixon referred to Eisler's belligerence toward HUAC in his maiden speech to the House.

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