17 November 2015

I Am Not A Crook

17 November 1973 

#KnowSouthernHistory 

On this date in 1973 - President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Florida, “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”

Other Years:

  • 1825 - A late-season hurricane caused great loss of life along the North Carolina coast.
  • 1856 - On the Sonoita River the United States Army established Fort Buchanan in present-day southern Arizona, to help control land acquired by the Gadsden Purchase.
  • 1863 - More than 100 Confederate troops were captured on Mustang Island off the Texas coast.



Read: Why Know Southern History?



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