历史上的这一天: 六月 7

2002: A Norwalk, 康恩, Superior Court jury convicts Michael Skakel, nephew of the late Sen. Robert F. 肯尼迪, 在里面 1975 murder of Martha Moxley, Skakel’s 15-year-old neighbor, after four days of deliberations. (Skakel’s conviction would be vacated in 2018 by the Connecticut Supreme Court, which ruled that his attorney had deprived him of a fair trial by failing to call an alibi witness.)

也是在这一天:

  • 1769: Daniel Boone begins to explore present-day Kentucky.
  • 1892: Homer Plessy, 一个 “Creole of color,” is arrested for refusing to leave a Whites-only car of the East Louisiana Railroad. (Ruling on his case, 美国. Supreme Court upholdsseparate but equalracial segregation, a concept it would renounce in 1954.)
  • 1965: 美国. 最高法院, in Griswold v. 康乃狄克州, strikes down, 7-2, a Connecticut law used to prosecute a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Haven for providing contraceptives to married couples
  • 1993: 美国. Supreme Court rules that religious groups could sometimes meet on school property after hours.
  • 1993: Ground is broken for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
  • 1998: In a hate crime that stuns the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old Black man, is hooked by a chain to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, 德州. (Two White men would be sentenced to death; Lawrence Russell Brewer would be executed in 2011, and John William King would be executed in April 2019. A third defendant, Shawn Berry, would receive life with the possibility of parole.)

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