Michael Thomas Barry

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 08:01
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Jonathan Jay Pollardby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 21, 1985, Jonathan Jay Pollard, a civilian U.S. Navy intelligence analyst and Jewish American, is arrested on charges of spying for the Israeli government. Pollard, an employee at the navy intelligence center in...
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 08:31
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 20, 1945, the Nuremberg war crimes trial begins. Following Germany's defeat in World War II, Winston Churchill planned to shoot top German and Nazi military leaders without a trial, but Henry Stimson, the U.S. Secretary of War, pushed President...
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 09:12
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 19, 2003, arrest warrant is issued for pop star Michael Jackson on charges of child molestation. Though he would be acquitted two years later of each criminal count on which he was eventually tried, the King of Pop suffered many blows to his...
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 09:06
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Jim Jonesby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of Guyana. Many of Jones’ followers willingly ingested a...
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 07:55
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 16, 1957, serial killer Edward Gein murders his last victim, Bernice Worden of Plainfield, Wisconsin. His grave robbing, necrophilia, and cannibalism gained national attention, and may have provided inspiration for the characters of Norman...
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 07:41
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 15, 1923, Mamie Snow, a mentally disabled white woman from Waukegan, Illinois, claims that James Montgomery, a black veteran, and area resident raped her. Montgomery, who was promptly thrown in jail, spent more than 25 years in prison before...
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 09:59
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Franklin "Buckskin" Lesieby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 14, 1882, gunslinger Franklin "Buckskin" Leslie shoots Billy Claiborne dead 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...
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 07:50
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 13, 1955, FBI agents search the home of John Graham, a chief suspect in the United Airlines plane explosion that killed 44 people on November 1, 1955. The jet, which exploded shortly after departing from Denver, contained a hole near the cargo...
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:24
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Japanese General Hideki Tojo on the stand of the War Crimes Tribunalby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 12, 1948, an international war crimes tribunal in Tokyo passes death sentences on seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, who served as...
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 07:08
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 11, 1887, Haymarket Square Riot conspirators, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and August Spies were executed. In Chicago, Illinois on May 4, 1886, a bomb is thrown at a squad of policemen attempting to break up a labor rally at...

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