Everybody knows that William Howard Taft, super-sized president of the United States, once got stuck in a bathtub and it required the assistance of several people to remove him. But everybody is wrong!
On this day in 1973, Richard Nixon stood before the nation, looked everybody straight in the eye, and announced: “I am not a crook.” He resigned in a mushroom cloud of scandal the next August after it had become pretty clear that he was absolutely full of shit.
If Hillary Clinton is declared America’s first female president tonight, it’ll be thanks in no small part to decades of groundwork by generations of women. Among them: Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to run for president as a major party candidate.