Daily Archives: September 15, 2012

Nixon vows to take revenge on his enemies 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: Sept. 15, 1972 (at 3:02)

(Friday, September 15, 1972, 5:27 p.m. EDT, during the Watergate scandal) — President Nixon, Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman and White House staff attorney John Dean met today to discuss the cover up of the White House role in the Watergate break-in (click here to hear the complete recording, click here to read the full transcript). Continue reading Nixon vows to take revenge on his enemies 40 years ago this hour (1972)

Federal grand jury indicts seven in Watergate case 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Sept. 15, 1972 (at 2:07)

(Friday, September 15, 1972, during the Watergate scandal) — Two former White House aides, E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, and five other men were indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges of breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee to steal documents and install bugging devices. Continue reading Federal grand jury indicts seven in Watergate case 40 years ago today (1972)

South Vietnamese forces recapture Quang Tri 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: Sept. 15, 1972 (5:04)

(Friday, September 15, 1972, 5:00 p.m. local time, during the Easter Offensive, part of the Vietnam War) — South Vietnamese forces today regained control of Quang Tri City, ending North Vietnam’s three-plus month occupation of South Vietnam’s northernmost provincial capital, ending the Second Battle of Quang Tri. Continue reading South Vietnamese forces recapture Quang Tri 40 years ago this hour (1972)