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- President Richard Nixon, October 7, 1970.
Nixon campaigned in 1968 on the idea that he would end the war in Vietnam. In January 1973, he announced the end of U.S involvement , but the war continued. The last U.S. combat soldiers left in March of 1973; it wasn’t until April 30, 1975, when North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon, that the war ended.
WSB-TV newsfilm clip of United States president Richard M. Nixon speaking about the Vietnam War while in town to dedicate the Ocean Science Center of the Atlantic on Skidaway Island, Savannah, Georgia, 1970 October 7, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 1680, 38:53/41:56, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
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Nixon in China
Today in history, Nixon became the first U.S. President to visit the People’s Republic of China.
When Air Force One touched down at the airport in Peking, it ended 25 years of isolation between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China. During the week of February 21-29, 1972, the President traveled to Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai - thawing relations with a country that had long been closed to the West.
The historic trip was initially met with public opposition, but it yielded the establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China in 1979. Read More
Photos: President and Mrs. Nixon’s arrival in Peking, China. Nixon reviews troops at the airport; Air Force One in Peking, 02/21/1972.
President and Mrs. Nixon visit the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs. 2/24/72.
-from the Nixon Library