This Day in History: KKK member Robert Chambliss was convicted for…

first_imgBet.com On the day in history November 18, 1977, Ku Klux Klan member Robert Chambliss was convicted in the Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing that killed four little Black girls.A witness identified Chambliss as the man who placed a box of dynamite underneath the stairs of the 16th Street Baptist Church, where the girls and dozens of others were attending Sunday school services. Carole Robertson, 14, Denise McNair, 11, Cynthia Wesley, 14, and Addie Mae Collins, 14, all died in the blast and 23 others were injured.Chambliss was arrested and tried with murder on Oct. 8, 1963, but was cleared on the murder charges and sentenced to six months in jail for having the dynamite and $300 fine. Civil rights leaders rallied for justice for the little girls, and with the help of Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley, the FBI reopened the case to reveal evidence against Chambliss not used in the original trial.In November 1977, at 73 years old, Chambliss was re-tried and convicted of the murders and sentenced to life in prison. He died on Oct. 29, 1985.last_img read more

Dustin Johnson wins Travelers Championship

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 29th June, 2020 10:41 IST Dustin Johnson Wins Travelers Championship Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. WATCH US LIVE Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13.Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico City in March 2019.Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus each won in 17 consecutive years. Johnson failed to win in 2014, but is given credit for winning in the 2013-14 season from his victory in the fall of 2013 in Shanghai. The tour changed to a wraparound season in 2013.Johnson tapped in for par on the par-4 18th, raised his ball to acknowledge the smattering of applause from course workers and officials with no fans allowed because of the coronavirus pandemic.He finished at 19-under 261 for his 21st PGA Tour title.Streelman also shot 67.Mackenzie Hughes, who shot a first-round 60, had a 67 to tie for third with 23-year-old Will Gordon at 17 under. Gordon, who had no status on either the PGA Tour or the Korn Ferry Tour, had seven birdies in a 64. He earned a special temporary card and unlimited exemptions for the rest of the season.Kyle Jones won the Utah Championship for his first Korn Ferry Tour title, beatingPaul Haley II with a 6-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole at Oakridge Country Club.Daniel Summerhays, the 36-year-old Utah player making his final start as a touring professional, was eliminated with a bogey on the first extra hole after shooting a 9-under 62 in regulation.Hours after Summerhays finished, Jones and Haley completed matching 68s to force the playoff at 20 under.Will Zalatoris was a stroke back after a 66.Dylan Wu and Martin Piller each shot 64 to match Ollie Schniederjans (66) at 18 under.Ji Young Kim made an 18-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Minji Park to win the Korea LPGA’s BC Card-Hankyung Ladies’ Cup.Kim closed with a 5-under 67 to match Park at 18-under 270 at Pocheon Hills.Park finished with a 66.Both players birdied the 18th on their first extra trip down the par-5 hole. FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENT First Published: 29th June, 2020 10:40 ISTlast_img read more