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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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iPhone 2007

This Week in History – Apple Released First iPhone

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People line up to be the first to buy an iPhone at Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue on June 29, 2007 in New York City. The options: $499 for a 4GB model, or $599 for an 8GB model. (Credit: Michael Nagel/Getty ...

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Former Attorney General John Mitchell

This Week in History – Former Attorney General John Mitchell Sentenced to Prison

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John Mitchell is sworn in as Attorney General of the United States, January 22, 1969. Chief Justice Earl Warren administers the oath while President Richard Nixon looks on. (Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library ...

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Miranda v. Arizona

This Week in History – Miranda v. Arizona

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Phoenix attorney John Flynn, left, confers with Ernesto Miranda. (Credit: Arizona Republic) West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history. On June ...

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Alice H. Ramsey

This Week in History – Alice Ramsey Is First Woman to Drive Across U.S.

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This week in 1909, 22-year-old Alice Ramsey made history as the first woman to drive across the United States. The car itself was a dark-green, four-cylinder, 30-horsepower 1909 Maxwell DA, a touring car with two bench seats ...

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This Week in History – First Explorers Reach Mt. Everest Summit

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On May 29, 1953, mountaineers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set foot atop Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. They were the first ever to reach its 29,029-foot peak, and met instant fame upon their return: ...

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Bonnie & Clyde

This Week in History – Bonnie & Clyde Killed in Police Ambush

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Notorious bandits Bonnie Parker, left, and Clyde Barrow.  Clyde Barrow had exploited the pre-FBI “state line” rule that prevented officers from one jurisdiction from pursuing a fugitive into another – but his ...

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