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Kennedy vs. Nixon

This Week in History – First Televised Presidential Debate

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CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) motion picture of the first presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon from CBS studios, Chicago, Illinois.

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

On September 25, 1957, soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division enforced integration at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, allowing nine black students to enter the school.

On September 26, 1960, U.S. Presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off in the first televised presidential debate.

Kennedy-Nixon First Presidential Debate, 1960 (Source: JFK Presidential Library)

On September 27, 1964, the Warren Commission released its report, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

On October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World, near Orlando, Florida, first opened.

 

Quote:  If you hit the wall, turn left!

 

Photo of the Week

In honor of Jose Hernandez

Kelly & Liam at Marlins Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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