June 17 marks the 50th anniversary of the break-in of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters located on the 6th floor of the Watergate Hotel and Office complex in Washington, DC. The investigation into the break-in exposed a number of controversial actions (collectively known as “Watergate”) that led to the highest levels of the Nixon administration and ultimately to the President himself.
The June 17 break-in was not the first burglary conducted by the intruders (also known as the “Plumbers”). They had successfully gained access to the DNC offices on May 28, during which they planted listening devices and photographed documents. More
The National Portrait Gallery has an exhibition “Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue” until September 5th if you’re visiting the capital this Summer. Here
There’s also a new book out this year, “Watergate: A New History,” by Garrett Graff which purports to be both a fresh look and a more extensive history of the Watergate scandal era. Graff discussing his new book. Here