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Brigham Young orders murder of alleged spy - 1845
Sep 16, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Brigham Young

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 16, 1845, Phineas Wilcox is stabbed to death on orders of Brigham Young in Nauvoo, Illinois, because he is believed to be a spy. The murder of Wilcox reflected the serious and often violent conflict between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the surrounding communities.

President William McKinley died - 1901
Sep 14, 2013, - 0 Comments

McKinley

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 14, 1901, President William McKinley succumbs to gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin on September 6th. According to witnesses, McKinley's last words were those of the hymn "Nearer My God to Thee." McKinley was shaking hands in reception line at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, when a 28-year-old anarchist named Leon Czolgosz approached him with a gun concealed in a handkerchief in his right hand.

Rapper Tupac Shakur died from wounds sustained in drive-by shooting - 1996
Sep 13, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Tupac Shakur

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 13, 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur died from gunshot wounds suffered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting. More than a decade after his death Tupac Shakur remains one of the most recognizable faces and voices in music. A steady stream of posthumous album releases has kept his name near the top of sales rankings. But unlike other rappers with whom his story is intertwined, Shakur’s stature has grown with each passing year since his still-unsolved murder.

Tyco executives are indicted on fraud & embezzlement charges - 2002
Sep 12, 2013, - 0 Comments

Tyco

Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 12, 2002, three former executives from Tyco International, including the CEO and CFO, are indicted in New York on charges that they stole hundreds of millions of dollars from the company. Two of the men, CEO Dennis Kozlowski and CFO Mark Swartz, were later convicted and given lengthy prison sentences. The case became symbolic of the era's corporate corruption and greed.

Silent film era icon Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was arrested for murder - 1921
Sep 11, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Roscoe "fatty" Arbuckle

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 11, 1921, Fatty Arbuckle, a silent-film era performer at the height of his fame, is arrested in San Francisco for the rape and murder of aspiring actress Virginia Rappe. Arbuckle was later acquitted by a jury, but the scandal essentially ended his film career.

Infamous serial killing duo meet for the first time - 1977
Sep 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

Gallego

Mugshots of Charlene Williams and Gerald Gallego

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 10, 1977, Charlene Williams meets Gerald Gallego at a poker club in Sacramento, California, resulting in one of the most infamous serial killing teams in American history. Before they were finally caught, the Gallegos killed and sexually assaulted at least 10 people over a two-year period.

Attica Prison Riot - 1971
Sep 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 9, 1971, prisoners riot and seize control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York. Later that day, state police retook most of the prison, but 1,281 convicts occupied an exercise field called D Yard, where they held 39 prison guards and employees hostage for four days. After negotiations stalled, state police and prison officers launched a disastrous raid on September 13th, in which 10 hostages and 29 inmates were killed in an indiscriminate hail of gunfire. Eighty-nine others were seriously injured.

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