Daily Archives: November 7, 2012

Nixon defeats McGovern, re-elected president 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Nov. 7, 1972 (ABC News coverage from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.)

(Tuesday, November 7, 1972, during the 1972 presidential campaign) — Republican President Richard Nixon of California was re-elected President of the United States today, defeating Democratic South Dakota Sen. George McGovern. Continue reading Nixon defeats McGovern, re-elected president 40 years ago today (1972)

Defeated Nixon denounces media as biased in ‘last press conference’ 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: 'Nixon's Bitter Concession Speech'

(Wednesday, November 7, 1962, morning) — The day after losing his race for Governor of California to Democratic incumbent Pat Brown 52 to 47 percent, a bitter former Vice President Richard M. Nixon lashed out at reporters at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, proclaiming that “you don’t have Nixon to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.” Continue reading Defeated Nixon denounces media as biased in ‘last press conference’ 50 years ago today (1962)