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[Notes:ANCHOR VOICE]

June 17th, 1972:

(AP Photos / AP Archive Video)

One of America's greatest political scandals begins to unfold in Washington, D.C.

Five burglars are arrested inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex.

Lawrence O'Brien --- at the time, the chairman of the DNC --- later says this was no ordinary burglary.

(SOT of O'Brien)

The Watergate scandal forces Richard Nixon to become the first President to resign, more than two years later.

1775:

(AP Photos)

During the American Revolution, Colonial forces and British troops fight the Battle of Bunker Hill, near Boston.

The battle, which actually happens on Breed's Hill, is a costly victory for the British, who suffer heavy losses.

1994:

(AP Photos)

(SOT of Cowlings with 911)

O.J. Simpson is arrested, after leading police on a low-speed chase in Southern California.

The ex-football player is charged with murder in the slaying of his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman.

Simpson is acquitted at his criminal trial, but he's ordered to pay millions to the victims' families in his civil trial.

And, 1986:

(AP Photos)

(NAT of "God Bless America")

Singer Kate Smith --- best known for her rendition of "God Bless America" --- dies in Raleigh, North Carolina.

She was 79.

Today in History, June 17th --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.

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Camille Bohannon

 

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