Today In History- May 17

Today In History- May 17


Watergate scandal: Hearings begin in the United States Senate and are televised.

Watergate Hearings televised during Senate deliberations.

  • Washington D.C., USA

Following a supposed successful reelection in 1972, the Nixon administration became in entangled with Watergate Scandal Hearings, beginning on May 17, 1973.  Several top government officials were accused of breaking and entering into the Democratic Election Headquarters at Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C..  The highly publicized hearings were nationally televised, with credit being given to the heroic Woodward and Bernstein reporters from the Washington Post who uncovered the scandal.  The event would be among several factors prompting Richard Nixon to resign the presidency in 1974.

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