The Watergate hotel in Washington, DC. This is where it all began in June 1972 with a “third rate burglary.” It ended with the resignation of a President.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gary Hylander
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
at Boyden Library, 10 Bird Street, Foxborough, MA
The October meeting of the Foxborough historical society will feature popular lecturer Dr. Gary Hylander telling the story of the so-called Watergate crisis, which threw the country into tumult back in 1974 with the resignation of a President. It started in June 1972, when five burglars were arrested inside the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate hotel in Washington, D.C.The five suspects who were arrested by the police that night were carrying expensive cameras, sophisticated electronic equipment and a large amount of cash. All five men gave false names to the police. When the suspects were arraigned the following morning, James McCord caught the attention of reporters, Woodward and Bernstein, and Judge Sirica, when he identified himself as a retired CIA officer and security coordinator for the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP). What followed was the gravest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War.
The meeting will be Tuesday evening October 22, at 7:30 pm, in the lower level meeting room of the Boyden Library. The public is welcome! (Please enter by the Baker Street entrance.)