On this day: March 1

POSTED: 12:32 PM PST Feb 27, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 29, 2016 

Salem is gripped by witch hysteria, Yellowstone becomes the world's first national park, the Lindbergh baby is kidnapped, and the Watergate Seven are indicted, all on this day.

OTD March 1 - Watergate
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Oliver F. Atkins/White House photographer

1974: A grand jury in Washington, D.C., indicts several former aides of President Richard Nixon for conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation. The former aides, H. R. Haldeman (left), John Ehrlichman (right), John N. Mitchell, Charles Colson, Gordon C. Strachan, Robert Mardian and Kenneth Parkinson, would become known as the "Watergate Seven." The grand jury also named Nixon an unindicted conspirator. The indictments marked the first time in U.S. history that a president was so named.


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