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Beware the Ides of March - 44 BC
Mar 15, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Julius Caesar is assassinated

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 15, 44 B.C. Julius Caesar, the "dictator for life" of the Roman Empire is murdered by his own senators at a meeting hall next to Pompey's Theatre. The conspiracy against Caesar encompassed as many as sixty noblemen, including Caesar's own protégé, Marcus Brutus.

Jack Ruby found guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald - 1964
Mar 14, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Jack Ruby

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 14, 1964, Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald (the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy) is found guilty and sentenced to die in the electric chair. It was the first courtroom verdict to be televised in U.S. history.

Dunblane Massacre - 1996
Mar 13, 2013, - 0 Comments

Thomas Hamilton

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 13, 1996, Thomas Hamilton bursts into the gymnasium of the Dunblane Primary School In Dunblane, Scotland and opens fire on a kindergarten class. Sixteen children and their teacher, Gwenne Mayor, were fatally shot before Hamilton turned the gun on himself.

London police raid home of George Harrison - 1969
Mar 12, 2013, - 0 Comments

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George Harrison & Pattie Boyd

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 12, 1969, London police appear at house of George Harrison and Pattie Boyd with a warrant and drug-sniffing canines. Boyd immediately used the direct hotline to Beatles headquarters and George returned to find his home turned upside down. He is reported to have told the officers "You needn't have turned the whole bloody place upside down. All you had to do was ask me and I would have shown you where I keep everything."

10 terrorist bombings shatter train stations in Madrid - 2004
Mar 11, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 11, 2004, 191 people are killed and nearly 2,000 are injured when terrorists detonate 10 bombs on four trains in three Madrid-area train stations. Investigators believe that all of the blasts were caused by improvised explosive devices that were packed in backpacks and brought aboard the trains.

Dr. David Gunn is murdered outside of Florida abortion clinic - 1993
Mar 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Michael Griffin

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 10, 1993, Dr. David Gunn is shot and killed during an anti-abortion protest at the Pensacola Women's Medical Services clinic. Dr. Gunn was getting out of his car in the clinic's parking lot when Michael Griffin shouted, "Don't kill any more babies!" and shot the doctor three times in the back.

Barbara Graham and three others murder elderly widow - 1953
Mar 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Barbara Graham

by Michael Thomas Barry

On March 9, 1953, Barbara Graham, along with three other men robbed and murder elderly widow Mabel Monohan in her Burbank, California home. Graham was born Barbara Elaine Ford in Oakland, California on February 23, 1925. When Barbara was two, her mother, who was in her late teens, was sent to reform school. Barbara was raised by strangers and extended family, and, although intelligent, had a limited education.

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