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Today in History

2018-08-09

On this day in 1974, as a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon became the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, became president.

 

On this day in 2013, Gunmen opened fire at a Sunni mosque in the city of Quetta killing at least ten people and injuring 30.

 

Also on this day in 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer after reportedly assaulting the officer and attempting to steal his weapon, sparking protests and unrest in the city.