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where woodward met with ‘deep throat’

from watergate scandal posted in history by nevereatshreddedwheat

In late 1972 through 1973 Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met six times with his source 'Deep Throat' at a parking garage (specifically spot 32D) at this location in Arlington, Virginia. With Deep Throat's information, President Nixon's role in the Watergate coverup was exposed which led to Nixon's resignation in 1974.

In 2005 it was revealed that Deep Throat was Mark Felt, the FBI's number two man at the time.

A historical marker marks the spot where they met. As of 2013 the garage is still standing, although there are rumors that it will soon be torn down.

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arlington national cemetery

from ira hayes, johnny cash, bob dylan posted in music by pete_nice

Ira Hayes was a Pima Native American and a US Marine during World War II. The Pima Indian Reservation struggled to grow successful crops in Arizona after the government diverted most of the water supply, and Ira joined the Marines to be able to send money home to his family.

On February 19, 1945, Hayes was part of the 5th Marine Division that landed on Iwo Jima. On February 23, 1945, he was one of the five men portrayed in the iconic picture of Marines raising the second American flag on Suribachi (Ira is the one in back with the outstretched fingers).

Hayes became a celebrity because of the photo. He was pulled out of combat and put on a Bond Tour to raise money for the war. He constantly deferred attention to his fallen comrades, but starred in the John Wayne film, Sands of Iwo Jima as himself.

Ira Hayes accumulated 52 arrests for public drunkenness in the ensuing years. In 1955, he died in a ditch of alcohol poisoning and exposure.

A folk song, "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" was written by Peter La Farge. The song was covered by Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash (Cash's version went to #3 of the Billboard charts).

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dischord house

from minor threat, fugazi posted in music by crabapple

Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson moved into this bungalow in 1981, and Dischord Records has been associated with it since then. It served as the practice space and residence of Minor Threat, including some of the seminal photos associated with them taken on the porch. The band split the $525 rent, but couldn't afford to pay for heating oil, so they would sit around in sleeping bags.

Ian MacKaye eventually gained ownership for the house, and today it serves as an office space for Dischord Records.

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