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Richard Nixon is named after King Richard the Lionheart

Richard Nixon is named after King Richard the Lionheart

Born in Yorba Linda, California, Nixon was raised in a fairly conservative Quaker family.

On this day in 1913, US President Richard Nixon was born. By religious affiliation, Nixon was a Quaker, and raised in a fairly conservative Quaker family, abstaining from alcohol and even dancing. Otherwise, the Quakers are a Protestant Christian denomination that originated in England in the 17th century. Interestingly, Richard Nixon was named after Richard the Lionheart, King of England. Born in Yorba Linda, California, about 40 kilometers from downtown Los Angeles, in the neighborhood to Anaheim, known for Disneyland. President Nixon had two daughters. Interestingly, the younger of them – Julie Nixon – married David Eisenhower, who was the grandson of US President Dwight D. Eisenhower (he was the vice president of Eisenhower at the time). Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David Eisenhower are still married today, and it is interesting to note that Camp David (the vacation home used by US presidents) is named after David.

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