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This Week in History: Sandra Day O’Connor Nominated to Supreme Court


Sandra Day O’Connor: First women on the United States Supreme Court, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. (Source: Time, Inc.)

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

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.

On July 4, 1826, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day.

On July 7, 1456, a retrial court posthumously declared Joan of Arc innocent of heresy, 25 years after her execution.

On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman Supreme Court Justice.

Quote:  Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

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