(Wednesday, June 22, 1977, 11:25 a.m. CST) — John N. Mitchell, 63, became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison today as he began serving a sentence in Montgomery, Alabama, for his role in the Watergate cover-up.
Video: 'All the President's Men' trailer
(Sunday, April 4, 1976) — All the President’s Men, a political thriller film about two journalists (Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward) investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post, premiered tonight in Washington, D.C. Continue reading ‘All the President’s Men’ opens in Washington, DC 40 years ago tonight (Apr 4 1976)
(Friday, February 21, 1975, 9:29 a.m. EST; during the Watergate scandal) — John N. Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, three of the most powerful men in the nation during the Nixon Administration, were sentenced today to serve two and a half to eight years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up.
(Wednesday, January 1, 1975, 4:25 p.m. EST; during the Watergate scandal) — Four men who under U.S. President Richard Nixon were among the most powerful officials in the nation—John N. Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman and Robert C. Mardian—were convicted today by a jury in Washington on all counts in the Watergate cover-up trial.
A fifth defendant, Kenneth Parkinson, was acquitted, and Mardian’s conviction for conspiracy was later overturned on appeal.
Video: 'Gerald Ford-Remarks on Clemency for Vietnam Era Draft Evaders (September 16,1974)'
(Sunday, September 8, 1974, morning EDT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War; also during the Watergate scandal) — Eight days after granting former President Richard M. Nixon an unconditional pardon, U.S. President Gerald Ford offered conditional amnesty today to thousands of Vietnam era draft evaders and military deserters who agree to work for up to two years in public service jobs (click here for an extended video clip and transcript of Ford’s remarks). Continue reading President Ford offers conditional amnesty to Vietnam era draft evaders, military deserters 40 years ago this morning (Sep 16 1974)
(Tuesday, August 20, 1974, morning EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — Former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, 66, was nominated by U.S. President Gerald Ford today to be the next Vice President of the United States, a vacancy created by Ford’s ascension to the presidency upon the Aug. 9, 1974, resignation of President Richard Nixon.
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(Friday, August 9, 1974, 11:56 a.m. PDT; during the Watergate scandal) — Former U.S. President Richard Nixon declared “we’re home” today as he addressed 5,000 people who came out to greet him and his wife, former First Lady Pat Nixon, upon their arrival at El Toro Marine Base in California.
A helicopter then whisked the Nixons to La Casa Pacifica, their sprawling seaside villa near San Clemente. Nixon’s term of office had officially expired three hours, 21 minutes before, having become the first president to resign in disgrace.
Video: 'Swearing in Ceremony of Gerald R. Ford as 38th President of the United States, August 9. 1974'
(Friday, August 9, 1974, 12:03 a.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — Gerald Ford became the 38th President of the United States today, declaring that “our long national nightmare is over.” Continue reading Ford sworn in as 38th U.S. President, asserts ‘nightmare is over’ 40 years ago this hour (Aug 9 1974)