Video: 'Nixon before resignation and full speech'
(Thursday, August 8, 1974, 9:01 p.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, announced tonight in a conciliatory address on national television that he had given up his long and arduous fight to remain in office and would resign, effective at noon tomorrow (click here for a clip of Aug. 8, 1974, from ‘The Presidents: Nixon’ at 2:41:20). . Continue reading Nixon announces he’ll become first U.S. president to resign 40 years ago this hour (Aug 8 1974)
Video: 'Walter Cronkite announces President Nixon's resignation1974'
(Thursday, August 8, 1974, 5:30 p.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — “Good evening. President Nixon will reportedly will announce his resignation tonight and Vice President Ford will become the nation’s 38th President tomorrow,” said anchorman Walter Cronkite, opening tonight’s edition of the CBS Evening News.
(Saturday, August 8, 1964) — “Tell Me” by The Rolling Stones peaked today at #24 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks, the first Jagger/Richards song that the band released as a single A-side and their first record to enter the US Top 40.
(Saturday, August 8, 1964) — “I’m into Something Good” by Earl-Jean peaked today at #38 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The Beatles - "Something New" (U.S. Stereo LP - Capitol) [Full Album]'
(Monday, August 8, 1964) — Something New by The Beatles debuted on today’s Billboard 200 albums chart, the British band’s sixth appearance on the chart since Feb. 1, 1964. Continue reading ‘Something New’ album by The Beatles debuts at #125 in USA 50 years ago today (Aug 8 1964)
Video: 'Anne Frank - The Whole Story (2001) 2/2' (Aug. 8, 1944, at 42:59)
(Tuesday, August 8, 1944, early morning CET; part of The Holocaust during World War II) — 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank, her family, the van Pel family and dentist Fritz Pfeffer, the eight people in discovered hiding in the “Secret Annex” were removed from their cells at Huis van Bewaring (House of Detention), an overcrowded prison on the Weteringschans, and taken by tram to the Centraal train station in Amsterdam today and transported in an ordinary passenger train to transit camp Westerbork.