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Phil Spector's first murder trial ends in mistrial - 2007
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:16, - 0 Comments

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Phil Spector trial

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 26, 2007, Music producer Phil Spector's first trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson ends in a mistrial. On February 3, 2003, police responded to a 911 call and found the 40-year-old Clarkson dead of a gunshot wound in the foyer of Spector's mansion in Alahambra, California.

Mobster Anthony Carfano and former beauty queen are murdered - 1959
Wed, 09/25/2013 - 08:49, - 0 Comments

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Anthony Carfano

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 25, 1959, mobster Anthony Carfano, known as Little Augie Pisano is shot to death in Queens, New York City on the orders of Meyer Lansky. Carfano was a Captain of the Luciano Organized Crime Family. His was murdered because he refused to meet with Vito Genovese after Genovese took control of the Family in 1957. He was shot to death in his car on a street in Queens, New York, along with Janice Drake, a former Miss New Jersey and wife of comedian Alan Drake.

Warren Commission Report on the assasination of John F. Kennedy is released - 1964
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 09:27, - 0 Comments

Warren report

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 24, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson receives the Warren Commission’s report on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Since the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald’s motive for assassinating the president remained unknown. Seven days after the assassination, Johnson appointed the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy to investigate the event. The commission was led by Chief Justice Earl Warren and became known as the Warren Commission. It concluded that Oswald had acted alone and that the Secret Service had made poor preparations for JFK's visit to Dallas and had failed to sufficiently protect him.

Trial of the Chicago Eight began - 1969
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 09:00, - 0 Comments

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The Chicago Eight

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 23, 1969, the "Chicago Eight" trial begins. Eight antiwar activists had been arrested and charged with instigating the violent demonstrations at the August 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Benedict Arnold commits treason - 1780
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 08:12, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 21, 1780, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of a large sum of money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled and Arnold became synonymous with the word "traitor."

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