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This Week in History: Famous Criminals & Judges

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1955 Topps All-American Byron "Whizzer" White

Byron “Whizzer” White by 1955 Topps All-American.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 8, 1917, Byron Raymond (“Whizzer”) White was born — the only NFL player to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

On June 9, 1954, “At long last, sir, have you no decency?”…Army counsel Joseph Welch confronting Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.)

On June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop, the first victim of the Salem Witch Trials, was hanged for Witchcraft.

On June 10, 1968, Terry v. Ohio, Stop and Frisk is permitted based upon “reasonable suspicion.”

On June 11, 2001, the U.S. executed terrorist Timothy McVeigh for the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building.

On June 12, 1963, KKK assassinated NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers at his home in Jackson, MS.

On June 12, 1978, David Berkowitz was sentenced to 365 years in prison for the “Son of Sam” killings in New York.

On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered in Los Angeles.  O.J. Simpson was later acquitted for the crimes.

On June 13, 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the Miranda v. Arizona, stating that criminal suspects must be informed of their rights.

Quote:  “The true name of eternity is today” -Philo

Have a Great Week!

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