Daily Archives: October 19, 2013

Nixon says Watergate tapes must remain confidential 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Video: 'The Presidents: Nixon' (Oct. 19, 1973, at 2:25:26)

(Friday, October 19, 1973, evening; during the Watergate scandal) — U.S. President Richard Nixon refused tonight to turn over Watergate related tapes to special prosecutor Archibald Cox but said that, “with greatest reluctance,” he would prepare a summary of their content to be verified by Sen. John Stennis, a Democrat from Mississippi. Continue reading Nixon says Watergate tapes must remain confidential 40 years ago this hour (1973)

Grant replaces Rosecrans with Thomas following Chickamauga defeat 150 years ago today (1863)


(Monday, October 19, 1863; in the Western Theater of the American Civil War) — Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, in command of the newly formed Division of the Mississippi, replaced Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans today as Commander of the Army of the Cumberland with Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas following last month’s defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga.