The Assassination of Richard Nixon occurred on April 14th, 1972 in Ottawa, Canada. Nixon, who rode through Ottawa in a limousine on that day, decided, against the advice of the Secret Service, to step out of his limo and shake hands with some of the people there. Arthur Bremer shook Nixon's hand and then pulled out a pistol and shot him once. Bremer was immediately arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He would later be tried and sentenced to life in prison without parole, as Canada had abolished capital punishment. Spiro Agnew was sworn in as president of the United States.
April 15, 1972
Agnew's first official act as President is to declare a week of morning for the fallen Nixon. His second act as President is a little bit more controversial: he asks liberal minister and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson to speak at the funeral, angering many of the more traditional Republicans.