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Signing the US Constitution

This Week in History – The US Constitution is Signed

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Featured Photo:¬†Signing the Constitution, September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, is one of the most significant events in American history — establishing the many freedoms we the people enjoy today (Source: The Wall Street Journal).

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

On September 12, 1977, South African anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko died in police custody, causing outrage and drawing attention to the racial struggles.

On September 16, 1974, U.S. President Gerald Ford announced an amnesty program offering pardons to Vietnam War draft evaders and deserters.

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed in Philadelphia.

On September 17, 1976 NASA unveiled the firs space shuttle, Enterprise, a test craft not capable of actual orbital flight.

 

Quote:  You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself!

 

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Eagle with Eagle Scout Medal

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