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1973 (11 images)

House Republican Leader Gerald Ford acknowledges applause after President Richard Nixon tapped him to be Vice president of the United Stated to succeed Spiro Agnew on October 12, 1973. The announcement, which brought cheers from Congress, was made in the East Room of the White House. (UPI Photo/Files)
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House Republican Leader Gerald Ford receives a kiss from his wife after President Nixon nominated him to be vice president on October 12, 1973. The annoucnement was made during ceremonies in the East Room of the White House. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Alabama Governor George Wallace (L) and Sen. Edward Kennedy are shown together on July 4, 1973 in Decatur, Alabama, during a July 4th “Spirit of America” celebration. Sen. Kennedy was the guest speaker while Governor Wallace was presented the third annual Audie Murphy Patriotism Award. Both Kennedy and Wallace, potential candidates in the 1976 presidential race, were listed on the White House “enemies list” disclosed during the Senate Watergate Hearings. (UPI Photo/Files)
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After leaving Georgetown Hospital in Washington where his son’s right leg was amputated above the knee in an operation for cancer, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy escorts his niece, Kathleen Kennedy, eldest child of his assassinated brother Robert, into Holy Trinity Catholic Church on November 17, 1973 where she will be married to David Lee Townsend. A hospital spokesman said the condition of 12-yrear old Edward M. Kennedy Jr. was “satisfactory.” (UPI Photo/rtb/Files)
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President and Mrs. Nixon escort Soviet Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev into the White House in Washington for the start of the Nixon-Brezhnev summit talks following welcoming ceremonies for the Russian leader on June 18, 1973. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Foreign statesmen, government dignitaries, family members and old friends heard Harry S. Truman eulogized on January 5, 1973, during memorial services in the National Cathedral in Washington. Kneeling in prayer during the services are daughter Margaret Truman Daniel (L), her husband Clifton (FL), and Vice President and Mrs. Agnew (FR and R), representing President and Mrs. Nixon. (UPI Photo/hw/Files)
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Henry Kissinger is sworn in as secretary of state during a White House ceremony on September 22, 1973. Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the oath of office. Mrs. Louis Kissinger, his mother, holds the bible while President Richard Nixon looks on. (UPI/File)
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