Journal E Illusions and Delusions: The Watergate Decade Journal E: The Watergate Decade

John Ehrlichman
John D. Ehrlichman at Watergate hearings, June, 1973

On January 30, 1973, James W. McCord and G. Gordon Liddy were convicted of breaking into and illegally wiretapping Democratic Party headquarters in the previous year.

FBI director L. Patrick Gray resigned on April 27 after revelations he destroyed Watergate records given to him by White House counsel John Dean.

On April 30, President Nixon announced the resignations of his chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, domestic policy advisor John Ehrlichman, counsel John Dean and attorney general Richard Kleindienst. Nixon denied personal involvement in the Watergate break-in or the subsequent cover up.

In May, the 110-story Sears Tower in Chicago was completed, making it the world's tallest building.

On October 16, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Henry Kisssinger and to Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam for their efforts in ending the Vietnam War. Tho declined his award.

Photo © 2001 Mark Godfrey