Were he alive today, 37th president of the United States of America, Richard Milhous Nixon would be celebrating his 101st birthday.
Tricky Dick worked his way through the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming Senator of California in 1950.
Nixon eventually stood down from his presidency during his second term on August 9th, 1974. Following exposure of some of the illicit activities of his administration by US journalists, Nixon decided to step down. The scandal would come to be known as ‘Watergate’.
Nixon is vividly remembered for his interview with British journalist David Frost, in which he said: “I brought myself down. I gave them a sword and they stuck it in. And they twisted it with relish. And, I guess, if I’d been in their position, I’d have done the same thing.”