Friday, June 17, 2011

June 17, 1972

Five men were arrested for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate hotel. The resulting investigation and cover up would lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon (R-USA) just over one year later. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, reporters for the Washington Post became household names during the investigation. They eventually wrote a great book called “All the President's Men” on the subject, and were portrayed in a mediocre film of the same name by Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford.

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