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Bay of Pigs

This Week in History: The Bay of Pigs

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Photo: 29 December 1962, Miami, Florida. Address to the 2506 Cuban Invasion Brigade at the Orange Bowl Stadium. Mrs. Kennedy speaks informally with Brigade leaders Eneido Oliva, Jose Perez San Roman, Manuel Artime, former Cuban President Jose Miro Cardona, and others after the ceremonies (Source: JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Boston).

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

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

On April 19, 1993, a 51-day standoff at the Branch Davidian ranch in Waco, Texas, ended when federal agents stormed the compound.

On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168.

On April 20, 1999, two students embarked on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Colorado, killing 12 students and a teacher.

 

Quote:  The center of the universe has got to be awfully crowded!

 

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