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Iran Hostages Freed

This Week in History – Iran Releases American Hostages as Reagan Takes Office


Freed American hostages disembark from a plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Jan. 27, 1981, one week after being released. Source: Department of Defense.

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

On January 17, 1977, “Lets do it.” ¬†Gary Gilmore was executed by Utah firing squad.

On January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

On January 20, 1801, President Adams nominated John Marshall for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

On January 20, 1981, 52 American hostages held in Iran were released moments after Ronald Reagan took office as President.

On January 21, 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned most Vietnam War draft evaders.

On January 22, 1998, Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski pled guilty, avoiding the death penalty.

Quote: There are two voices in my head I have to ignore;  rewind and fast forward.

Have a great week!

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