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Terrorists hijack the Achille Lauro cruise ship - 1985
Oct 7, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Achille Lauro

by Michael Thomas Barry

On October 7, 1985, Palestinian terrorists hijack the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro shortly after it left Alexandria, Egypt. The well-armed men, who belonged to the Popular Front for the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), the terrorist wing of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) led by Abu Abbas, easily took control of the vessel since there was no security force on board.

Dalton gang's last bank robbery - 1892
Oct 5, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On October 5, 1892, the Dalton gang attempts to rob two banks simultaneously in Coffeyville, Kansas, but meets resistance from townspeople, who wind up killing four of the five bandits.

Evangelist Jim Bakker was indicted on federal charges - 1988
Oct 4, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

by Michael Thomas Barry

On October 4, 1988, televangelist Jim Bakker was indicted on federal charges of mail and wire fraud and of conspiring to defraud the public. The case against the founder of Praise the Lord (PTL) Ministries and three of his aides exploded in the media when it was revealed that Bakker had sex with former church secretary Jessica Hahn.

Amanda Knox's murder conviction is overturned - 2011
Oct 3, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Amanda Knox

by Michael Thomas Barry

On October 3, 2011, an Italian appeals court overturns the murder conviction of Amanda Knox, an American exchange student who two years earlier was found guilty in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.

West Nickels Mines Amish School shooting - 2006
Oct 2, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On October 2, 2006, Charles Roberts fatally shoots five female students and wounds five more at the West Nickel Mines Amish School in Nickels Mines, Pennsylvania. Roberts, a 32-year-old milk truck driver from a nearby town, entered the one-room schoolhouse at around 10:30 a.m. armed with an arsenal of weapons. He forced all of the boys and several women with infants to leave and made the 11 remaining girl’s line up against the blackboard.

Former Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg - 1946
Oct 1, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On October 1, 1946, twelve high-ranking Nazis are sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg. Among those condemned to death by hanging were Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi minister of foreign affairs; Hermann Goering, founder of the Gestapo and chief of the German air force; and Wilhelm Frick, minister of the interior.

Jack the Ripper claims two victims in one night - 1888
Sep 30, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Jack the Ripper

by Michael Thomas Barry

On the early morning hours of September 30, 1888, serial killer Jack the Ripper claimed two victims in one night, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. Jack the Ripper is the name given to an unidentified serial killer who was active in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888.

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