I Am Not A Crook – Today In Southern History

17 November 1973 

On this date in 1973…

President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Florida, “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”

Other Years:

  • 1603 – Sir Walter Raleigh,founder of the lost Roanoke colony, went on trial for treason.
  • 1800 – The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in the partially completed Capitol building. 
  • 1825 – A late-season hurricane caused great loss of life along the North Carolina coast.
  • 1856 – On the Sonoita River the United States Army established Fort Buchanan in present-day southern Arizona, to help control land acquired by the Gadsden Purchase.
  • 1863 – More than 100 Confederate troops were captured on Mustang Island off the Texas coast.

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