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This Week in History: Franklin D. Roosevelt Died

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West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Kelly V. Landers recalls significant events that occurred this week in history.

On April 12, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President, died. “I have a terrific headache” were the last words FDR spoke before succumbing to a cerebral hemorrhage at age 63. His death was monumental not only because he was still in office and it was sudden, but because it was the passing of a wartime president elected to an unprecedented four terms.

On April 13, 1743, Thomas Jefferson was born.

On April 14, 1865 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.

On April 14, 1912, the ocean liner Titanic strikes an iceberg and began to sink.

On April 17, 1961, CIA trained Cuban exiles launched the Bay of Pigs invasion to overthrow Fidel Castro.  It ends in failure.

On April 18, 1857, Clarence Darrow was born.

 

The greatest intelligence ever assembled together in the White House was when Thomas Jefferson was there alone. -JFK

 

Photo of the Week

Liam Landers and Coach Kelly at Phipps Park

Team Landers Law

Liam Landers and Coach Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source, featured image (top): The New York Times.
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