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This Week in History – First Robbery by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Photo, front row left to right: Harry A. Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid, Ben Kilpatrick, alias the Tall Texan, Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy; Standing: Will Carver, alias News Carver, & Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry; Fort Worth, Texas, 1900.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  led the Wild Bunch through a series of bank and train robberies across the American Old West (Source: Creative Commons).

West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history:

On September 18, 1975, Patty Hearst was arrested by the FBI in San Francisco, after having been kidnapped by, and ultimately joining, the terrorist group Symbionese Liberation Army.

On September 19, 1900, famed outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid robbed the First National Bank in Winnemucca, Nevada, their first robbery together.

On September 22, 1862, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the first Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states should be freed.

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