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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 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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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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