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Datebook: April 27 – Lincoln suspends habeas corpus 150 years ago

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Habeas Corpus is the name of a legal action or writ by means of which detainees can seek relief from unlawful imprisonment. On April 27, 1861, the writ of habeas corpus was suspended by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Lincoln did so in response to riots, local militia actions, and the threat that the border slave state of Maryland would secede from the Union, leaving the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., surrounded by hostile territory.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, April 27. 

The American Quilter’s Society 27th Annual Quilt Show and Contest is on in Paducah through Saturday despite high waters.  Show hours are 9 to 6 p.m. today through Friday, 9 to 5 Saturday. Best of Show, category winners, and bed quilts are on display at the Pavilion at the corner of 4th Street and Executive Boulevard.  Vendors to have been in the Expo Center are now in the Pavilion as well.

Brown Mackie College Hopkinsville hosts an occupational therapy event tonight from 5 to 7.  It’s at 4001 Ft. Campbell Boulevard.  See occupational therapy products and activities offered by local community groups.

Tomorrow evening at 5 – David Slawson speaks on “Using Japanese Garden Principles to Evoke the Beauty of Places We Love” at 400 Faculty Hall, Murray State.  Slawson’s career includes a mentorship with a revered garden designer in Kyoto and a design practice for private residences and public buildings.

Use wkms.org to send us your events and news.  Take care.

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