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This Week in History – Residents of Washington D.C. Vote in Presidential Election


It wasn’t until the 1964 elections that city residents could participate in presidential elections. “It’s only then that Washingtonians got two electoral seats,” says historian Marjorie Lightman. (D.C. Public Library, Washingtoniana Collection)

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

On November 1, 1512, Michaelangelo’s paintings on the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling were displayed to the public for the first time.

On November 3, 1964, residents of Washington D.C. were able to vote in the presidential election for the first time.

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected to become the first black American president.

On November 5, 2006, former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity.

Quote:  The only people who never fail are those who never try.

Have a Great Week!

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