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Former Mob boss George "Bugs" Moran is arrested in Ohio - 1946
Jul 6, 2013, - 0 Comments


George "Bugs" Moran

by Michael Thomas Barry

On July 6, 1946, FBI agents arrest George "Bugs" Moran in Ohio for robbing a bank messenger. Moran was at one point, one of the biggest organized crime figures in America, by the time of his arrest he had been reduced to small bank robberies.

Infamous "Black Sox Scandal" trial begins - 1921
Jul 5, 2013, - 0 Comments

Black Sox

The Black Sox

by Michael Thomas Barry

On July 5, 1921, Judge Hugo Friend denies a motion to quash the indictments against eight members of the Chicago White Sox, who were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, and their trial begins with jury selection. The players, including stars Shoeless Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, and Eddie Cicotte, subsequently became known as the "Black Sox" after the scandal was revealed.

Martha Ann Johnson is arrested for the murder of her daughter - 1989
Jul 3, 2013, - 0 Comments


Martha Ann Johnson

by Michael Thomas Barry

On July 3, 1989, Martha Ann Johnson is arrested in Georgia for the 1982 murder of her oldest child, Jennyann Wright, after an Atlanta newspaper initiated a new investigation into her suspicious death. Johnson's three other children had also mysteriously died between 1977 and 1982.

President James Garfield was shot - 1881
Jul 2, 2013, - 0 Comments


The assassination of President James Garfield

by Michael Thomas Barry

On July 2, 1881, only four months into his administration, President James Garfield is shot as he walks through a railroad waiting room in Washington, D.C. His assailant, Charles J. Guiteau, was a disgruntled office seeker who had unsuccessfully sought an appointment to the U.S. consul in Paris.

Glen Godwin is convicted of murdering aquaintance - 1981
Jun 30, 2013, - 0 Comments


Glen Godwin

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 30, 1981, Glen Godwin is convicted of murder in Riverside County, California, and sentenced to 26-years-to-life in prison. According to his roommate's testimony, Godwin stomped on, choked, and then stabbed Kim LeValley, an acquaintance and local drug dealer, 28 times before using homemade explosives to blow up his body in the desert near Palm Springs. Godwin, who had no previous record, eventually found his way onto the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List.

Boston area doctor is found guilty of killing his wife - 2001
Jun 29, 2013, - 0 Comments


Dirk Greineder

by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 29, 2001, Boston doctor Dirk Greineder, 60, is found guilty of first-degree murder of his wife. Dirk Greineder was a distinguished allergist. His wife, known as May, worked for him as a nurse and was pursuing an advanced degree in healthcare. The couple had raised three children, and lived in Wellesley, a quiet suburb of Boston. Neighbors and friends saw the couple as especially close and devoted to each other. Nearly every day, they walked their German shepherds together in a nearby park.

Serial Rapist/ Murderer strikes in Allentown - 1993
Jun 28, 2013, - 0 Comments


by Michael Thomas Barry

On June 28, 1993, a knife-wielding serial rapist and murderer attacks Denise Sam-Cali in her Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Although he succeeded in raping Sam-Cali on the front lawn outside her house, the courageous woman survived and later proved instrumental in bringing him to justice.