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September 1970 — Nixon's State DInner

On September 3, 1970, President Richard Nixon hosted a state dinner in the Crown Room for Mexico’s president, Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. Among the 1,000 people in attendance were former President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson and California Governor and Mrs. Ronald Reagan. Aside from political luminaries, the dinner was also attended by Hollywood celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and John Wayne.