Richard Nixon’s funeral, April 27th, 1994
Twenty years after the Watergate scandal brought him down, and less than a year after his wife, Pat, succumbed to a long cancer, the thirty-seventh president of the United States is dead of a stroke at the age of eighty-one. Nixon is being laid to rest on the grounds of his birthplace and presidential library in Yorba Linda, California. There are four former Presidents—Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan—and the current chief executive, Bill Clinton, in attendance, with their wives. A crowd of 4,000 other mourners awaits the start of the ceremony.