July 24, 1959: Nixon and Khrushchev’s “Kitchen Debate”
On this day in 1959, then-vice president Richard Nixon encountered Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev at the American National Exhibition in Moscow. Ironically, it was in the display of a model American kitchen that Nixon and Khrushchev got into a heated argument about capitalism versus communism, in what became known as “The Kitchen Debate.”
For other interesting facts about President Nixon, check out the American Experience “Did You Know?” page here.
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