This Day at Law

Belgium created

On October 4, 1830, the country of Belgium was born, when the region was separated from The Netherlands.Learn more about the founding of Belgium.

Watergate trial began

On October 4, 1974, the trial of Watergate conspirators HR Haldeman, John Erlichman, John Mitchell, Robert Mardian, and Kenneth Parkinson began, Judge John Sirica presiding. Review transcripts of the Watergate tapes played at the outset of their trial.

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