On Strike, Nixon Shamed, Elena Kagan

On this day: August 8
Workers go on strike at the Hoover Dam (1931)

U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day (1974)

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership (1993)

President Barack Obama's SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan is sworn-in (2010)

b: Vera Zasulich (1849), Emiliano Zapata (1879), Chivu Stoica (1908), Arthur Goldberg (1908); d: Baldur von Schirach (1974)

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