Famous Trials in History

Can you name the famous trials throughout history?

HintCourt CaseYear
Forced to drink hemlock for corrupting the youth and spreading disbelief in the gods.399 BC
New York printer acquitted for libel in 1735 because his base assertions were true.1735
Tried and executed before Roman prefect Pontius Pilate.30 AD
He allegedly muttered 'E pur si muove' after recanting.1633
It didn't fit. They did acquit.1995
The rape trial of these boys was the inspiration for 'To Kill a Mockingbird'1931-37
John Adams successfully defended the men involved in this pre-Revolutionary act.1770
Australian Lindy Chamberlain was falsely convicted for the murder of her child. Name the actual perpetrator.1982
He was granted a new trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, but died days beforehand.1964
His impeachment trial depended on what the meaning of the word 'is' is.1999
He was framed for treason by members of the French Army because he was Jewish.1894 & 1899
Contrary to popular belief, no one was burned at the stake in this town (Hanging is another story).1692
Found guilty of nuclear espionage, their guilt was contested until recently.1951
HintCourt CaseYear
The United States Supreme Court ruled he was property, not a person. 1856
Three of the British sailors involved in this act were hanged, the rest went free.1792
Laws named after this city stripped Jews of their rights. Years later, it was the setting of Nazi war crime trials.1945-49
After officers were found not guilty of assaulting this man, Los Angeles erupted in riots.1992
He stood trial and was martyred for refusing to recognize King Henry VIII as head of the Church.1535
This Cuban rebel was convicted of treason, but mass public support won him amnesty only two years later.1953
Dan White was found to have committed 'voluntary manslaughter' instead of murder of this San Fran politician.1979
Refused to recant his beliefs about salvation at the Diet of Worms.1521
The trial and execution of this English king was followed by Oliver Cromwell's rule.1641
Despite the famous 'Monkey' trial, he admitted later in life that he never even taught evolution to begin with.1925
She was found not guilty of murdering her parents, who were killed with far less than 40 and 41 whacks.1893
This famous Irish playwright was tried and imprisoned for having homosexual relationships.1895
This French woman's accuser was also the judge and she burned at the stake for heresy.1431
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