August 16 Archieves- The King Meets Tricky Dick

In History, off-beat on October 8, 2007 by Editor Z

On August 16, 1977, Elvis presley, a pioneer in the world of music died from years of drug and alchool abuse as well as health problems. In 1973, in a strange meeting of two strange historical characters. Elvis and then U.S President Richard Nixon met in the White House. Elvis was made an honarary law enforcement officer by President Nixon, although unbeknownst to Nixon at the time Elvis was actually high at the time he recieved the honor. Elvis certainly was an excentric character who ascended and fell by the awesome power of celebrity.

Over at, they have a piece on when Elvis met Nixon.


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