National Veep Day

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National Veep Day in USA in 2021
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About National Veep Day

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Dates of National Veep Day
2022 USA Tuesday, August 9thNational Veep Day
2021 USA Monday, August 9thNational Veep Day
2020 USA Sunday, August 9thNational Veep Day
2019 USA Friday, August 9thNational Veep Day
Summary
One of those holidays that recognizes the fact there is a contingency in case something major happens - in this case, the replacement of the US President.

Veep Day is not the celebration of the Vice President. Rather, it's the commemoration of the presidential succession provisions in the US Constitution. It was on August 9th, 1974 that Gerald Ford ascended to the presidency upon Richard Nixon's resignation without ever having been elected as either vice president or president.

Ford had become vice president after Spiro Agnew resigned due to a kickback scandal. When Nixon later resigned amid the Watergate scandal, Ford found himself occupying the Oval Office. This was the first time the VP had become president under these terms.

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