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Malcolm X is Assassinated - 1965
Feb 21, 2013, - 0 Comments

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, New York City.

Editor of Atlanta Constitution is Kidnapped - 1974
Feb 20, 2013, - 0 Comments


Reg Murphy, editor of Atlanta Constitution

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 20, 1974, Reg Murphy, an editor of The Atlanta Constitution, is kidnapped at gun point after being lured from his home near the city.

A Terrible Case of Mistaken Identity - 1851
Feb 19, 2013, - 0 Comments


Seal of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee

by Michael Thomas Barry

On the late evening of February 19, 1851, two men entered the Jansen & Bond Company, on Montgomery Street in San Francisco, knocked manager J.C. Jansen unconscious, and fled with over two thousand dollars in gold coin.

Green River Killer Pleads Guilty to 49th Murder - 2011
Feb 18, 2013, - 0 Comments


Gary Leon Ridgway

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 18, 2011, Gary Leon Ridgway pleads guilty to the 1982 aggravated, first-degree murder of his 49th victim, 20-year-old Rebecca Marrero. Her remains were found in December 2010, decades after her murder, in a ravine near Auburn, Washington.

Union Leader Bill Hayward and others are arrested - 1906
Feb 17, 2013, - 0 Comments


Charles Moyer, Bill Hayward & George Pettibone (1907)

by Michael Thomas Barry

On February 17, 1906, union leaders Bill Hayward, Charles Moyer, and George Pettibone are taken into custody by Idaho authorities and the Pinkerton Detective Agency. They are put on a special train in Denver, Colorado, following a secret, direct route to Idaho because the officials had no legal right to arrest the three union executives in Colorado.

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


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


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.