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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.
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Who's Who 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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Watergate Builders Get Green Light for 130-Foot Height
This is an interesting article that we came across in The Washington Post, Times Herald from May 30th, 1962. At the time, there was much debate about the proposed Watergate Towne complex set to be built along the banks of the Potomac River. The Watergate Complex Source: Wikipedia The zoning regulations of the time only permitted structured to be built up to 90 feet along the river. However,...
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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.
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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's Strange Inaugural Performances: From Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton
From Richard Nixon's 1969 inauguration to Bill Clinton's 1993 inaugural balls, James Brown played a strange role in US presidential inaugurations. Read more to learn how the Godfather of Soul backed Republican and Democratic presidents.
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Irony! Watergate Ad Welcomes Nixon's Presidency
On the morning of President Nixon’s 1969 inauguration, several local businesses ran newspaper ads congratulating the new chief executive. Furniture stores, department stores, grocers… few are immune to inaugural excitement. But one local business had — in hindsight — a remarkable ad in the Washington Poston January 20, 1969. Check out this ad placed by the Watergate complex....
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The History of the Watergate Steps Before They Became Synonymous With Scandal
Before the Watergate scandal, these steps were used for grand arrivals of dignitaries and heads of state and for summer music concerts. Learn how the steps near the Lincoln Memorial were put to good use before jets flew over them.
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