, 09/01/68: In Chicago, Illinois, for the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The convention was held at the International Amiphitheatre from August 26 to 29. The Democratic party faced a significant divide when it came to nominating a presidential candidate. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he would not seek reelection after only barely winning the New Hampshire primary. Vice President Hubert Humphrey subsequently entered the race, inheriting delegates already pledged to Johnson. Anti-war challengers were Senators Robert F. Kennedy of New York and Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota. Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, leaving his delegates uncommitted. Humphrey ultimately won the nomination, but lost in the general election to Republican Richard Nixon.