Trials

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  • 22 YEARS LATE: Since 1965, PG&E knows their plants are putting harmful chemicals into the environment, but does not admit it for 22 years.

  • 42 - Jackie Robinson: On the 15th of April, 1947, Jackie Robinson made history when he broke the color-barrier in major league baseball.

  • Aaron Burr and the Deadly Duel: Aaron Burr became America's third Vice President in 1800. He has an interesting history, but not all of it is pleasant!

  • A BACKGROUND OF WAR: The colonists balk at English rule, laying the groundwork for the revolution and questions about the imposition of laws.

  • A BARBAROUS SENTENCE: Wallace is found guilty ofhigh treasonand crimes against English civilians and sentenced to death.

  • ABEL and POWERS - A SPY for a SPY: Oliver Powers, father of the downed U-2 pilot, first conceives the idea that his son could be exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In other words: Exchange a spy for a spy.

  • A BOGUS CHARGE: Penn goes "against the crown" and must defend himself in London's Old Bailey.

  • ABRAMS: MORE CONVICTIONS: Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

  • A CHANGE OF SCENERY: A note in the purported Maybrick "Ripper" diary indicates that after the writer leaves the Whitechapel area, he kills a victim in Manchester, England.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: Oliver Wendell Holmes writes a Supreme Court decision which allows people to say what they think but not necessarily avoid punishment.

  • A CORONER'S INQUEST: Wyatt Earp, a lawman, is arrested and charged with murdering Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton.

  • A DARING ESCAPE: A Swedish judge ensures that Frank is returned to America rather than Italy; using the toilet hatch, Frank escapes from the plane.

  • A DEATH SENTENCE: Convicted of murder, Webster is given a death sentence.

  • A DECEIVING CALM: Maybrick's illness coincides with the Ripper's disappearance during October.

  • A DOYLE VICTORY: In December of 1955, Doyle wins his case, but the laws remain unchanged.

  • A FINAL ACT OF DEFIANCE: Fearing being hung, Tone attempts suicide and dies a martyr.

  • AFTERMATH OF THE SENTENCE: Due to demand for her story, Florie writes a best-selling book about her ordeal, then spends time on the lecture circuit. Soon after, however, she becomes a recluse.

  • AFTER THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL: Marys son John is captured in Europe and tried in a civil trial, which ends in a mistrial.

  • A GRUESOME DEATH: Mary's beheading does not go smoothly, taking 3 tries to behead her.

  • A HERO EMERGES: Willing to risk the consequences for refusing to swearallegiancetoEdward, Wallace begins killing English men.

  • A KILLING ADDICTION: Although there is evidence that Maybrick might be Jack the Ripper, no one knows the truth.

  • A MAN WITH A DOUBLE LIFE?: The successful cotton merchant with whom Florie falls in love is actually a drug addict with a mistress and children.

  • Amistad Incident: Kidnapped Africans, on board La Amistad, do not consider themselves slaves and revolt. Not long thereafter they are captured and put on trial.

  • AN ASTONISHING DISCOVERY: A Harvard janitor explores Webster's lab and find parts of Parkman's body.

  • AND GETS ARRESTED: On November 28, 1872 Susan B. Anthony and 13 other women who vote are arrested.

  • AND GETS ARRESTED: After the arrest, Susan gives speech after speech to tell her story.

  • AN EMPTY TOMB: The tomb is guarded against theft, but Jesus rises and appears to Mary Magdalene.

  • AN EMPTY TOMB:

  • Animals as Defendants: Today, if an animal kills a human being, it is often "put to sleep." In medieval times, killer animals - and insects - were put on trial for similar "crimes."

  • ANIMALS as DEFENDANTS - PIGS: Medieval pigs are put on trial, spend time in prison and then are executed for their "crimes."

  • ANIMALS as DEFENDANTS - RATIONALE: Killer animals are on trial because people believe Satan acts through those animals.

  • ANIMALS as DEFENDANTS - RATS: A lawyer tries to defend a pack of rats, but problems arise in summoning the rats to court.

  • ANNE'S FRIEND STANDS BY HER: Mary Dyer defies Puritan authorities and leaves Massachusetts with Hutchinson, but makes the mistake of going back to England.

  • Anthony, Susan B.: Susan B. Anthony, champion of women's rights, votes in the 1872 presidential election (Ulysses S. Grant vs. Horace Greeley) and is arrested three weeks later for illegally voting.

  • ANTI-BUSING PROTESTS: Blacks are in favor of forced busing to get educational equality, but whites protest.

  • AN UNJUST LAW IMPACTS MARRIED WOMEN: Illinois has a law allowing husbands to declare their wives insane and have them committed to an asylum.

  • A ROYAL CHILDHOOD: Learn about Marie Antoinette's royal childhood and see the three palaces where she spends her time.

  • Arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald: Police officers arrest Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater on November 22, 1963.

  • ARREST of RUDOLF ABEL: When his main contact in America defects in Paris, Rudolf Abel is "found out." The FBI tracks him down, to his Brooklyn neighborhood, and arrests him at a Manhattan hotel.

  • A SHAMEFUL LEGACY: With the blessing of the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, the South continues to legally practice racial inequality as a way of life.

  • A SHAM TRIAL: The jurors selected in the William Penn case side with the defendant, surprising the judges.

  • A SHOCKING VERDICT: The jurors stand by their verdict, in favor of William Penn, are willing to starve for it.

  • A SMOKING GUN: A receipts ledger with Capone's name on it shows profits from his gambling house; it is enough evidence to charge him with income tax evasion.

  • A SPLIT-UP FAMILY: Desmond sees giving up his children as temporary, but the government has other ideas.

  • ASSASSINATION of PRESIDENT GARFIELD: Guiteau shoots the President twice, resulting in a back wound that later becomes infected and kills Garfield.

  • A TEEN RUNAWAY: Frank runs away and decides to fake a career as an airline pilot; he is 16 years old.

  • A TRIAL WITHOUT JUSTICE: Cornwallis wants Tone quickly tried and executed, so there was no justice.

  • A TRIAL WITHOUT JUSTICE: Wallace is given a show trial but he is not allowed a lawyer or to speak on his own behalf.

  • Attacking the Death Penalty - Clarence Darrow: On the 22nd of August, 1924, Clarence Darrow speaks from the heart as he tries to save Leopold and Loeb from a death-sentence.

  • ATTACKS GET PERSONAL: People make negative remarks about Susan B. Anthony because of her views.

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