Frank "Buckskin" Leslie
On November 14, 1882, gunslinger Franklin "Buckskin" Leslie shoots and kills Billy "The Kid" Claiborne in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the 1880s, however, Tombstone was home to many gunmen who never achieved the enduring fame of Wyatt Earp or Doc Holliday.
United Flight 629
On November 13, 1955, FBI agents search the home of John Graham, a chief suspect in the bombing of United Airlines 629 that killed 44 people on November 1, 1955 over Longmont, Colorado. The flight had originated at New York’s La Guardia Airport and made a scheduled stop in Chicago before continuing on to Denver, where there was a crew change. The flight took off at 6:52 p.m. and eleven minutes later, air traffic controllers saw two bright lights suddenly appear in the sky north-northwest of the airport.
On November 12, 2004, Scott Peterson is convicted of murdering his wife Laci and their unborn son. When initially questioned about his wife's whereabouts, Peterson claimed that Laci had disappeared on Christmas Eve 2002, sometime after leaving the house to walk their dog and after he left on a fishing trip to nearby San Francisco Bay.
On November 11, 1988, police unearth a corpse buried in the lawn of Dorothea Puente's home in Sacramento, California. Puente operated a residential home for elderly people, and an investigation led to the discovery of six more bodies buried on her property.
On November 10, 1924, Chicago Mobster Dion O'Banion is murderd. He was born on July 8, 1892 in Maroa, Illinois and was an Irish-American bootlegger of the early 1920s, and organized crime boss. O'Banion was the leader of the notorious North Side Gang in Chicago, and was an arch rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone.
On November 9, 1971, John Emil List murders his entire family in their Westfield, New Jersey home. Though police quickly identified List as the most likely suspect in the murders, it took 18 years for them to locate him and close the case.
On November 8, 1974, Carol DaRonch, narrowly escaped being abducted by serial killer Ted Bundy in Salt Lake City, Utah. DaRonch had been shopping at a mall when a man claiming to be a police detective told her that there was an attempted theft of her car and she needed to file a police report.
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