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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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Graham v. Florida

This Week in History – Life Without Parole Ruled Unconstitutional

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Florida Solicitor General Scott Makar, who grew up in Holmes Beach, gives the state’s oral argument to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Graham v. Florida case, in which life without parole was ruled unconstitutional in ...

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Nelson Mandela

This Week in History – Nelson Mandela Inaugurated

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Nelson Mandela inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president May 10th, 1994. Also in 1994, Mandela published his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, much of which he had secretly written while in prison. West ...

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Scopes Monley Trial

This Week in History – John Scopes Arrested for Teaching Evolution

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Photo: Evangelist T.T. Martin’s books against the theory of evolution were sold at an outdoor stand in Dayton, Tennessee, scene of the Scopes Monkey Trial (Source: Associated Press). West Palm Beach criminal defense ...

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HMS Bounty 1789

This Week in History – Mutiny on the Bounty

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In early April 1789, Captain Bligh of the British Royal Navy left Tahiti in the Pacific and sailed to England with his crew. However on April 28th, he woke on the HMS Bounty to face a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian against ...

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Bay of Pigs

This Week in History: The Bay of Pigs

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Photo: 29 December 1962, Miami, Florida. Address to the 2506 Cuban Invasion Brigade at the Orange Bowl Stadium. Mrs. Kennedy speaks informally with Brigade leaders Eneido Oliva, Jose Perez San Roman, Manuel Artime, former ...

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Charges Against Duke Lacross Players Dropped

This Week in History – All Charges Dropped in Duke Lacrosse Case

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Photo:  After months of press attention and an irrevocable stain on the Duke athletic program, North Carolina attorney general Roy Cooper declared on April 11, 2007 in exonerating lacrosse players Reade Seligmann, David ...

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