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.
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.
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.
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.