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Three Other Things That Happened at the Watergate
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.
Who Was Involved in the Watergate Scandal?
Remember the names of those involved in the Watergate scandal? In August 1974, Richard Nixon resigned before being impeached.
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The Debate Over the Proposed Watergate Towne Complex Along the Potomac River in 1962
In May 1962, a proposed development along the Potomac River caused much debate. The Watergate Towne complex was set to be built, but the proposed height of the structures was a point of contention. Read more about this debate here.
Crowd on Watergate steps watching performance on barge at edge of Potomac River (ca. 1956). Burdell Wright, Jr. Photograph Collection
A Glimpse into the Past: An Incredible Photo from the 1950s.
Relive the past with this incredible photo from the 1950s, showing a crowd on the Watergate steps watching a performance on a barge at the edge of the Potomac River.
View from a Lockheed Elektra on approach to Washington National in 1967. The Watergate complex is under construction to the left and the Kennedy Center to the right.
An Amazing Photo of National Airport in 1967: Kennedy Center and Watergate Under Construction
Check out this amazing photo from a 1967 Eastern Airlines flight on approach to National Airport in D.C. You can see the Kennedy Center under construction on the right and the Watergate buildings going up on the left.
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James Brown at Richard Nixon's Inauguration: Wait, What?
Believe it or not, James Brown, Godfather of Soul, performed at Richard Nixon's 1969 inauguration. Learn why he accepted the gig and how his relationship with Nixon changed over time.
Richard Nixon by Norman Rockwell in 1968
The Incredible Watergate Ad That Ran in the Washington Post on the Morning of President Nixon's 1969 Inauguration
Take a look at the incredible ad placed by the Watergate complex in the Washington Post on the day of President Nixon's 1969 inauguration. You can click the image to view a larger copy.
Washington turns out for open air music. Washington, D.C., July 12, 1939. Sitting on stone steps near the Lincoln Memorial here, and facing a barge moored in the Potomac River, thousands of Washingtonians turned out to listen to the first of a series of summer concerts by the Washington Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Hans Kindler tonight. To give it his blessing and to enjoy the music, President Roosevelt arrived shortly before intermission accompanied by Brig. Genl. Edwin M. Watson, military aide, and Mrs. Watson (Library of Congress)
Concerts on the Watergate Steps
Discover the lesser-known history of D.C.'s iconic Watergate steps, which once resonated with the melodies of the Watergate concerts. From grand visions of dignitary arrivals to captivating symphonies by the Potomac, explore the steps' transformation through time.

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