Even Robin superfans admit it: The Batmobile is probably the best sidekick Batman’s ever had. Since its inception in 1941, Batman’s ride has been a character unto itself. From the dashing roadsters of the Sixties to the military-grade tankmobile of the “Dark Knight” trilogy, each Batmobile is a mirror for the generation that created it—just like the superhero at the wheel.
On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon announced to the nation and the world that he would resign as 37th president of the United States. After Watergate—the break-in at the Democratic National Committee office, the administration’s cover-up, the Congressional investigation, the dynamite reporting in several newspapers and magazines—Nixon’s resignation plunged America into a morass of political mistrust and media cynicism.
Over at AllDay.com, I look at some of the major players and moments in one of the defining epochs of American history.