Daily Archives: May 28, 2012

Nixon burglars enter Democrats’ headquarters at Watergate complex 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: May 28, 1972 (at 0:55)

(Sunday, May 28, 1972, 11:00 p.m. EDT) — The Watergate burglars succeeded today in their second attempt to break into the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., placing wiretaps on two telephones, and escaping undetected. Continue reading Nixon burglars enter Democrats’ headquarters at Watergate complex 40 years ago this hour (1972)

Nixon talks to Soviet people on TV 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: Nixon addresses the Soviet Union on May 28, 1972

(Sunday, May 28, 1972, 1:30 p.m. EDT, during the Cold War) — President Richard Nixon told the Russian and American people today that he and Soviet leaders had made substantial strides in summit talks toward a new era of peace and security in the world. Continue reading Nixon talks to Soviet people on TV 40 years ago this hour (1972)

Soviets defeated in Second Battle of Kharkov 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: Second Battle of Kharkov (at 12:46)

(Thursday, May 28, 1942, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) — The Second Battle of Kharkov in the eastern Ukraine ended today as Germany scored a victory by knocking out the Russian force threatening Kharkov. In all, 170,958 Soviets were killed, missing or captured since May 12. Continue reading Soviets defeated in Second Battle of Kharkov 70 years ago today (1942)