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Strawberry Fields with The Dakota behind

This Week in History: John Lennon Shot in New York


John Lennon’s presence can still be felt in the Strawberry Fields part of Central Park, dedicated and sponsored by Yoko Ono. This 2.5 acre landscaped section of the park, where millions of people visit each year, is shown above with The Dakota in the background. (Photo Source: Creative Commons).

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

On December 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, bringing the U.S. into World War II.

On December 8, 1980, musician John Lennon of the Beatles was shot and killed outside his New York apartment by Mark David Chapman.

On December 9, 2008, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption charges, including allegedly attempting to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.

On December 12, 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court halts the Florida ballot recount, effectively declaring George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 presidential election.

Quote:  Humility is not thinking less about yourself, it’s thinking about yourself less.

Have a great week!

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