Here are three other notable things that happened at the Watergate. The Reagans had to exit the building by candlelight because the power went out. There were bomb threats and a major protest of the Chicago Seven trial.
If you've lived in D.C. for a while, you'll remember the good old days when the W Hotel was actually Hotel Washington, the historic and storied hotel near the White House. I remember having quite a few pleasant lunches on the roof, with a spectacular view of the Washington Monument and the President's house.
The location of the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia was not publicly confirmed for over a decade. Exit signs cryptically read "Bureau of Public Roads" to obscure the true destination. It was not until 1973 when James Schlesinger ordered new signage reading "CIA" that the spy agency fully came out of the shadows.
Take a look back at the history of The Dresden at 2126 Connecticut Ave. NW, from its 1975 condominium advertisement to the obituary of Princess Cantacuzene to a 1948 rent hike. Learn more about this grande dame of Washington!
We dug up three stories about McKinley Tech in Washington DC: their football dynasty, star athlete "Snookie" Kernan, and a tragic auto accident involving a graduate. Enjoy this post on the history of McKinley Tech!