Saturday, January 9, 1960: Richard Nixon begins bid for White House

With Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower leaving office, the two-term vice president officially becomes a candidate. It's Nixon's 47th birthday and concludes a week in which he was grand marshal of the Tournament of Roses parade, helped negotiate an end to the U.S. steel strike and flew aboard a plane that set a record for fastest commercial coast-to-coast flight (3 hours and 39 minutes).

* Front page of January 4 Los Angeles Times: @
* More on the steel strike of 1959: @

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