October 10 - 1973 - Spiro Agnew Resigns the Vice Presidency
Spiro Agnew had a swift rise in politics, going from the Baltimore County Executive to the Governor of Maryland to the Vice President of the United States under President Richard Nixon in just six years. His fall would be even swifter, as he resigned in 1973. Agnew pled no contest to a charge of tax evasion on the same day, which stemmed from significant bribery charges which covered his entire career. Agnew's replacement, Gerald Ford, would be the first Vice President appointed under the then new 25th Amendment. After Richard Nixon would resign the Presidency less than a year after Agnew's own resignation, Ford would also get to appoint the second Vice President chosen under the terms of the 25th Amendment.