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Signing the US Constitution

This Week in History – The US Constitution is Signed

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Featured Photo: Signing the Constitution, September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, is one of the most significant events in American history — establishing the many freedoms we the people enjoy today (Source: The Wall ...

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This Week in History – Terrorist Attack Kills Over 3,000 on 9/11

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First responders on September 11th, 2001 showed us that even during the darkest hours, humanity can shine incredibly bright. West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that ...

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Week in History – Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

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In his speech MLK Jr. spoke about how even after 100 years of the Emancipation Proclamation (Lincoln’s declaration giving the remaining slaves their freedom) passed, we still didn’t have equality in America. West Palm ...

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Suffragists in NYC

This Week in History – Women’s Right to Vote

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Photo (above): Women’s suffragists parade in New York City in 1917, carrying placards with signatures of more than a million women. (Source: The New York Times) West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers ...

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This Week in History – “Son of Sam” Arrested in 1977

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Featured photo, above: New York Daily News, August 10, 1977, the day before David Richard Berkowitz is caught and arrested. Berkowitz, known also as the Son of Sam, is an American serial killer convicted of a series of ...

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Aug. 1, 1981 - MTV began broadcasting

This Week in History – MTV Began Broacasting

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West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history: On August 1, 1876, former lawman “Wild Bill” Hickock was fatally shot in the back while ...

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Apollo 11

This Week in History – Apollo 11 Lunar Mission Concludes

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After landing on the moon, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins began their journey home at 12:56 a.m. on July 22. Apollo 11  ended by safely splashing down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:50 p.m. on July 24, ...

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John Scopes Convicted of Teaching Evolution

This week in History – John Scopes Convicted of Teaching Evolution

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Teaching Darwinism would apparently cause hell in the high schools of America. John Scopes was charged with having violated a newly enacted law that criminalized the teaching of human evolution in the state’s public ...

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Harper Lee at a local courthouse

This Week in History – “To Kill a Mockingbird” is Published

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Harper Lee, pictured in 1961 in a courthouse in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala. (Source:Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of ...

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Sandra Day O'Connor

This Week in History: Sandra Day O’Connor Nominated to Supreme Court

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Sandra Day O’Connor: First women on the United States Supreme Court, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. (Source: Time, Inc.) West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of ...

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