On this day in history, Nixon gave his 'Checkers' speech, September 23rd

Today in History For September 23rd

On September 23rd in 1952,Richard Nixon gave his famous Checkers speech, in which he addressed allegations of illegitimate campaign funding.

Other Events on September 23rd:
1846: The planet, Neptune, was discovered by astronomer, Johann Gottfried Galle.
1930: Famous jazz musician, Ray Charles, was born in Albany, Ga.
1939: Psychologist, Sigmund Freud died at the age of 83 in London.
1994: The movie, The Shawshank Redemption, debuted in theaters.
2011: The soap opera "All My Children" aired for the final time on ABC, after 41 years.
2013: Blackberry agreed to sell itself to a group of investors for $4.7 billion.

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