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Mentally disabled woman falsely accuses man of rape - 1923
Nov 15, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 15, 1923, Mamie Snow, a mentally disabled white woman from Waukegan, Illinois, claims that James Montgomery, a black veteran, and area resident raped her. Montgomery, who was promptly thrown in jail, spent more than 25 years in prison before his conviction was overturned and he was released.

Franklin "Buckskin" Leslie shoots and kills Billy Claiborne in the streets of Tombstone - 1882
Nov 14, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Franklin "Buckskin" Lesie

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 14, 1882, gunslinger Franklin "Buckskin" Leslie shoots Billy Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the 1880s, however, Tombstone was home to many gunmen who never achieved the enduring fame of Wyatt Earp or Doc Holliday. Franklin "Buckskin" Leslie was one of the most notorious of these largely forgotten outlaws. 

Police search home of suspected United 629 bombing suspect - 1955
Nov 13, 2013, - 0 Comments

Graham

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 13, 1955, FBI agents search the home of John Graham, a chief suspect in the United Airlines plane explosion that killed 44 people on November 1, 1955. The jet, which exploded shortly after departing from Denver, contained a hole near the cargo hold and traces of dynamite residue were found that suggested that a bomb was responsible for the crash. Within a week, FBI agents began delving into the background of everyone connected to the flight.

Japanese War Criminals were Sentenced - 1948
Nov 12, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Japanese General Hideki Tojo on the stand of the War Crimes Tribunal

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 12, 1948, an international war crimes tribunal in Tokyo passes death sentences on seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, who served as premier of Japan from 1941 to 1944. 

Haymarket Square Riot Conspirators were Executed - 1887
Nov 11, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 11, 1887, Haymarket Square Riot conspirators, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and August Spies were executed. In Chicago, Illinois on May 4, 1886, a bomb is thrown at a squad of policemen attempting to break up a labor rally at Haymarket Square.

John List Murders his Entire Family then Disappears - 1971
Nov 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

List

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 9, 1971, John Emil List murders his entire family in their Westfield, New Jersey, home and then disappears. Though police quickly identified List as the most likely suspect in the murders, it took 18 years for them to locate him and close the case.

Doc Holliday died - 1887
Nov 8, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Doc Holliday

by Michael Thomas Barry

Gunslinger, gambler, and occasional dentist, Doc Holliday died on November 8, 1887 from tuberculosis. Though he was perhaps most famous for his participation in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, John Henry "Doc" Holliday earned his reputation well before that famous feud.

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