The Watergate Scandal
No list of historical lies is complete without the Watergate scandal. Back in 1972, Richard Nixon thought it would be a good idea to get some goons to break into the Democratic National Convention headquarters in DC's Watergate office complex. Oops! They got caught, Nixon lied about it, and then he broke down on national TV, wept, and quit his job. The lesson is: don't be a Dick.