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Mobster Henry Hill was born - 1943
Jun 11, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Henry Hill

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 11, 1943, mobster Henry Hill was born in New York City. His life of crime was chronicled in the 1986 book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family and the 1990 film Goodfellas. Hill’s underworld exploits included participating in the headline-making $5.8-million heist at the Lufthansa cargo terminal at New York City’s JFK International Airport in 1978. It was the largest recorded cash robbery in American history at the time. 

Bridget Bishop is the first to be hanged during the Salem Witch Trials - 1692
Jun 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Salem Witch Trials

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft.

Madame-to-the-stars Heidi Fleiss is arrested -1993
Jun 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Heidi Fleiss

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 9, 1993, Heidi Fleiss is arrested as part of a sting operation run by the Los Angeles Police and Beverly Hills Police Departments and the U.S. Justice Department.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassin is arrested - 1968
Jun 8, 2013, - 0 Comments

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James Earl Ray

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 8, 1968, James Earl Ray is arrested in London, England, and charged with the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Kennedy cousin is convicted of murder - 2002
Jun 7, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Michael Skakel

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 7, 2002, Michael Skakel is convicted in the 1975 murder of his former Greenwich, Connecticut, neighbor, 15-year-old neighbor Martha Moxley. Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of the late U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy, was later sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

Teen give birth then kills new born baby at prom - 1997
Jun 6, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Melissa Drexler

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 6, 1997, eighteen-year-old Melissa Drexler gives birth to a baby boy in the bathroom stall at her high school prom at an Aberdeen Township banquet hall. Maintenance workers called to clean up blood found in the stall discover a bag in the garbage with her dead baby inside.

Senator Robert Kennedy is shot - 1968
Jun 5, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Robert Kennedy

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 5, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary. Immediately after he announced to his cheering supporters that the country was ready to end its fractious divisions, Kennedy was shot several times by 22-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan.

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