Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" and "Rocky" premiere 45 years apart, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.
1973: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's attorney, Fred Buzhardt, announces the presence of an 18-and-a-half-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case. In grand jury testimony in 1974, Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, would admit she accidentally erased five minutes of the tape but insists that she was not responsible for the remaining 13 minutes of static. Here Woods demonstrates how she erased the tape by stretching to simultaneously press controls several feet apart.
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Courtesy: UW-La Crosse Professor Greg Wegner
20th Century Fox Television
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