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This Week in History – Washington Crosses the Delaware

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In 1851, Emanuel Leutze painted General George Washington leading 2,400 troops of the Continental Army across the icy Delaware River on the night of December 25, 1776 on their way to successfully attack the Hessian mercenary garrison at Trenton, New Jersey.

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

On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union.

On December 22, 2001, Richard Reid attempted to blow up an airliner flying to Miami using explosives hidden in his shoes, cementing his fame as the “shoe bomber.”

On December 23, 1948, Former Japanese Prime Minister Tojo Hidecki was executed in Tokyo for war crimes.

On December 25, 1776, George Washington’s army crossed the Delaware River for a surprise attack on Hessian forces in New Jersey (see image, above).

Quote:  There are birds that swim, and fish that fly!

Happy holidays!

Have a great week!

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