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  • The White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 9, 1974

    Richard Nixon

    Resignation

    The White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 9, 1974

    In light of his loss of political support and the near-certainty that he would be impeached and removed from office, Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974, after addressing the nation on television the previous evening.The resignation speech was delivered from the Oval Office and was carried live on radio and television. Nixon stated that he was resigning for the good of the country and asked the nation to support the new president.




  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Aug 21, 1974

    Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

    The Treaty of Jeddah

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Aug 21, 1974

    In 1974, Zayed settled the outstanding border dispute with Saudi Arabia by the Treaty of Jeddah by which Saudi Arabia received the output of the Shaybah oilfield and access to the lower Persian Gulf in return for recognizing the UAE.




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