- President Richard Nixon, October 7, 1970.
Nixon campaigned in 1968 on the idea that he would end the war in Vietnam. In January 1973, he announced the end of U.S involvement , but the war continued. The last U.S. combat soldiers left in March of 1973; it wasn’t until April 30, 1975, when North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon, that the war ended.
WSB-TV newsfilm clip of United States president Richard M. Nixon speaking about the Vietnam War while in town to dedicate the Ocean Science Center of the Atlantic on Skidaway Island, Savannah, Georgia, 1970 October 7, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 1680, 38:53/41:56, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
The Front Page: Feb. 27, 1980
This 1934 $100,000 gold certificate bearing the face of President Woodrow Wilson was the highest denomination ever issued by the United States. According to the National Museum of American History, which holds the certificate:
During the early 1930s, the United States and the rest of the industrialized world experienced an economic depression. In 1934, the United States continued its movement toward removing its currency from the gold standard. It even became illegal to possess gold coins or gold-based currency until Congress relented somewhat for collectors. The Gold Certificate Series of 1934 poses a slight puzzle since the United States was off the gold standard by 1934. The $100,000 note shown here was not intended for general circulation but was used as an accounting device between branches of the Federal Reserve.Sorry, numismatic fanatics: according to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, it can’t be legally held by currency note collectors.
Via the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
GOP presidential candidate Alf Landon makes a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa, on September 28, 1936.
Landon faced incumbent President Franklin Roosevelt. Governor of Kansas, the “Sunflower State,” Landon adopted the sunflower as his campaign symbol. Kansas Senator Bob Dole did the same thing when he ran for president in 1996, so I don’t know maybe it’s time to retire that idea, what do you think guys?
Photo held by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center, Davenport Public Library, Davenport, Iowa. Accessed via the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive, a collaborative project of cultural heritage organizations in the Iowa-Illinois Mississippi River region.
Fans of Richard Nixon brave the rain waiting for his arrival in Nebraska in May 1968. THE WORLD-HERALD
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