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Albert Fish "The Moon Maniac" was Executed - 1936
Jan 16, 2014, - 0 Comments

 

by Michael Thomas Barry

 

On January 16, 1936, Albert Fish was executed at Sing Sing prison in New York. The "Moon Maniac" was one of America's most notorious and disturbed killers. Authorities believe that Fish killed as many as 10 children and then ate their remains. Fish went to the electric chair with great anticipation, telling guards, "It will be the supreme thrill, the only one I haven't tried."

Infamous Witch of Buchwald was Sentenced - 1951
Jan 15, 2014, - 0 Comments

 

by Michael Thomas Barry

 

On January 15, 1951, Ilse Koch, wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment in a court in West Germany. Ilse Koch was nicknamed the "Witch of Buchenwald" for her sadistic treatment of prisoners. 

America's Most Notorious Traitor was Born - 1741
Jan 14, 2014, - 0 Comments

 

by Michael Thomas Barry

 

On January 14, 1741, Benedict Arnold, America’s most notorious traitor was born in Norwich, Connecticut. Arnold, who was raised in a respected family, apprenticed with an apothecary and was a member of the militia during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). He later became a successful trader and joined the Continental Army when the Revolutionary War broke out between Great Britain and its 13 American colonies in 1775. 

Doc Barker was Killed While Trying to Escape Alcatraz - 1939
Jan 13, 2014, - 0 Comments

 

by Michael Thomas Barry

 

On January 13, 1939, Arthur "Doc" Barker is killed while trying to escape from Alcatraz Prison. Barker, of the notorious "Bloody Barkers" gang, was spotted on the rock-strewn shore of the island after climbing over the walls. Despite the fact that guards were ordering him to surrender, Barker continued tying pieces of wood together into a makeshift raft. As he waded into the water, the guards shot and killed him. 

Joran van der Sloot Pleads Guilty to Killing Peruvian Women - 2012
Jan 11, 2014, - 0 Comments

 

by Michael Thomas Barry

 

On January 11, 2012, Joran van der Sloot, a longtime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba, pleads guilty to the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, in Lima, Peru. Flores was killed on May 30, 2010, exactly five years to the day after Holloway went missing while on a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island. 

Outlaw Frank James was Born - 1843
Jan 10, 2014, - 0 Comments

 

by Michael Thomas Barry

 

On January 10, 1843, outlaw Frank James, the older brother of Jesse, was born in Clay County, Missouri. Frank and Jesse James were both legends in their own time, though Jesse is better remembered today because of his more dramatically violent death.

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