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Today in history: January 23
President Nixon reached an agreement to end the Vietnam War
 
Nixon hoped to end the Vietnam War for "peace with honor."
Nixon hoped to end the Vietnam War for "peace with honor." (Wally McNamee/Corbis)

Jan. 23, 1973: President Richard Nixon announced an agreement had been reached with North Vietnam to end the Vietnam War. Nixon said the end of the war in Vietnam — then the longest in U.S. history — would bring "peace with honor." 58,209 Americans died. WWR, in partnership with The New York Times, presents the Times' front page coverage of the end of the Vietnam War in 1973.

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"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." -Franklin D. Roosevelt

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