Tuesday, June 17, 2008

This day in history: Into every government a little rain must fall

On June 17, 1972, Five burglars are arrested in the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office and apartment complex in Washington, D.C. James McCord, Frank Sturgis, Bernard Barker, Virgilio Gonzalez, and Eugenio Martinez were apprehended in the early morning after a security guard at the Watergate noticed that several doors leading from the stairwell to various hallways had been taped to prevent them from locking.

The entire Watergate situation is fraught with irony. The most apparent is the name of the organization that handled much of the underhanded dealings -- the Committee to Reelect the President (CREEP).

On the upside, on this day in 1885 the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York's harbor.

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