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Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland

This Week in History: Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland

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In his “This Week in History” columns, West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in past years.

On January 25, 1971 Charles Manson and three followers were convicted of murder in Los Angeles.

On January 26, 1947 Al Capone, 48, died of complications from syphillis.

On January 27, 1606 the trial of Guy Fawkes and others involved in the “Gunpowder Plot” to assassinate English King James I began.

On January 30, 1972, Bloody Sunday:  13 unarmed protesters are killed by British Soldiers in Londonderry, Norther Ireland.

On January 31, 1606 Guy Fawkes was executed for his role in the “Gunpowder Plot” to assassinate English King James I.

On January 31, 1865 Congress approved the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery; ratification began.

Have a great week!

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