When Was the Watergate Scandal?
The Watergate Scandal was a major scandal that occurred in the 1970s following a break-in at the Democratic National Convention headquarters at the Watergate office complex in DC. Below are some of the major events that occurred following the initial break-in.
|June, 1972||Break-in of DNC Offices in Watergate Hotel|
|September, 1972||Seven Burglars indicted, including Howard Hunt, Gordon Liddy and James McCord|
|January, 1973||All Defendants pled guilty or were convicted after trial|
|February, 1973||Senate Ervin Committee established|
|March, 1973||Break-in defendants sentenced|
|McCord letter to Judge Sirica publicized|
|Dean retained Kennedy-clan counsel|
|May, 1973||Archibald Cox appointed Special Prosecutor|
|March, 1974||Seven Cover-up Defendants indicted, including John Ehrlichman, Bob Haldeman and John Mitchell|
|August, 1974||President Nixon resigned|
|September, 1974||Nixon pardoned by President Ford|
|January, 1975||Four Defendants convicted in Cover-up trial, including Ehrlichman, Haldeman and Mitchell|
|Dean freed from confinement|
|June, 1977||Special Prosecutor closed office|