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This Week in History – Gorbachev Selected to Lead Soviet Union


Mikhail Gorbachev’s  efforts to democratize his country’s political system and decentralize its economy led to the downfall of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Photo: Gorbachev and President Reagan signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty [Credit: AFP/Getty Images]

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

On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott case that a slave could not sue for his freedom.


On March 7, 1965, “Bloody Sunday,” Selma, Alabama, marchers were attacked by police.

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made his first successful voice transmission over telephone lines:  “Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.”

On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev took over as leader of the Soviet Union.


Quote:  Children begin by loving their parents.  As they grow older they judge them.  Sometimes, they forgive them.  -Oscar Wilde


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Kelly and Liam at Cardinals Game

Kelly & Liam at Cardinals Game