1968 – Richard Nixon announces his candidacy for President.

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On this date in 1968 Richard Millhouse Nixon announces he is a candidate for the President of the United States.  After losing the election of 1960 to John F. Kennedy, Nixon retired to his native California.  He ran unsuccessfully against incumbent Governor Pat Brown (father of the current governor Jerry “Governor Moonbeam” Brown) in 1962.  He was viewed as the moderate Republican alternative to the liberal Nelson Rockefeller and the conservative Ronald Reagan

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