Friday, October 12, 2012

This Week in History - October 12th, 2012

This post is in honor to the Vice Presidential debate this Thursday.

On October 10th, 1973, Vice President of the United States, Spiro Agnew, resigned due to implications of tax evasion and money laundering.  Gerald Ford, the House minority leader at the time, was promptly appointed to be the new Vice President.  When President Nixon resigned about 1 year later (as a side note, Nixon resigned before he was formally impeached), Gerald Ford, rather unexpectedly, became the single most powerful man in the free world--the President of the United States.  Gerald Ford is the only man in America's history to become President without ever having been voted for in a general election.

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