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1892: Lizzie Borden is arrested for the brutal murder of her father and stepmother, a murder which left the community aghast. Later an all-male jury acquits Lizzie of the murders

Today: Sports hero O. J. Simpson is accused of the brutal slaying of his estranged wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Media coverage of the trial is enormous, and the proceedings are dubbed "The Trial of the Century." Despite a preponderance of evidence implicating Simpson, he is acquitted. He is later found responsible for Nicole and Ron's deaths in a civil case, which establishes his liability in terms of money owed to Goldman's family. Despite the civil trial results, many consider him a murderer who escaped justice through the deceit and trickery of his skilled defense attorney, Johnny Cochran.

1890s: A rash of mergers and buyouts result in the formation of trusts, which are designed to...

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