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Gunslinger John Wesley Hardin is Paroled - 1894
Feb 16, 2013, - 1 Comment

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John Wesley Hardin

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 16, 1894, infamous gunslinger John Wesley Hardin is pardoned after spending 15 years in a Texas prison for murder. Hardin, who was reputed to have shot and killed a man just for snoring, was 41 years old at the time of his release.

Attempted assassination of President-elect Franklin Roosevelt - 1933
Feb 15, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Giuseppe Zangara

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 15, 1933, Italian immigrant Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in Miami, Florida. Zangara’s shots miss and strike Anton Cermak, the Mayor of Chicago.

Mass Shooting at Northern Illinois University - 2008
Feb 14, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Steven Kazmierczak

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 14, 2008, Steven Kazmierczak shot multiple people on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, killing five and injuring twenty-one, before committing suicide. At approximately 3:05 p.m., Steven Kazmierczak entered Cole Hall wearing a black t-shirt with the word "Terrorist" written across the chest imposed over an image of an assault rifle.

Bruno Richard Hauptmann is convicted of the kidnap & murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. - 1935
Feb 13, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 13, 1935, Bruno Richard Hauptmann is convicted of the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. the young son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh. The trial attracted widespread media attention and was dubbed the "Trial of the Century.”

Actor Sal Mineo is Murdered - 1976
Feb 12, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Sal Mineo

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 12, 1976, actor Sal Mineo is stabbed to death in Hollywood, California. Mineo was parking his car behind his apartment when neighbors heard his cries for help. Some described a white man with brown hair fleeing the scene. By the time they reached Mineo, he was almost dead from a deep wound to his chest. He died minutes later.

Serial killers Burke & Hare claim second victim - 1828
Feb 11, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Burke & Hare

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 11, 1828, Abigail Simpson is murdered by William Burke and William Hare in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Burke and Hare murders (also known as the West Port murders) were a series of murders committed in Scotland over a period of about ten months in 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their 16 victims to Doctor Robert Knox as dissection material for his well-attended anatomy lectures.

Mike Tyson is convicted of raping beauty pageant contestant - 1992
Feb 10, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Mike Tyson

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 10, 1992, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is found guilty of raping 18-year-old beauty-pageant contestant Desiree Washington. The following month, Tyson was given a 10-year prison sentence, with four years suspended.

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