Michael Thomas Barry

Dec 6, 2013
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The Reno Bros. Gangby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 6, 1868, a guard, who had been shot by brothers Frank, William, and Simeon Reno during a train robbery in May, died of his wounds. His death so infuriated the public that a group of vigilantes yanked the three brothers from...
Dec 5, 2013
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Warren Avenue Baptist Churchby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 5, 1873, Bridget Landregan is found beaten and strangled to death in the Boston suburb of Dorchester. According to witnesses, a man in black clothes and a flowing cape attempted to sexually assault the dead girl...
Dec 4, 2013
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Black Panther leader Fred Hamptonby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 4, 1969, Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were gunned down by police in their Chicago, Illinois apartment. About a hundred bullets had been fired in what police described as a fierce gun battle with...
Dec 2, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 2, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was executed on charges of treason, murder, and insurrection. Brown was born in Connecticut in 1800. He first became militant during the mid-1850s, when as a leader of the Free State forces in Kansas he...
Nov 30, 2013
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Aileen Wuornosby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 30, 1989, Richard Mallory, a storeowner in Palm Harbor, Florida, is last seen taking a ride with Aileen Wuornos. The following day, his car was found abandoned in a remote area of Ormond Beach. Nearly two weeks later, his body...
Nov 29, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 29, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson issued Executive Order No. 11130, appointing the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, commonly referred to as the Warren Commission, after its leader, Chief Justice Earl Warren....
Nov 27, 2013
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Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milkby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 27, 1978, Dan White murders Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk at City Hall in San Francisco, California. White, who stormed into San Francisco's government offices with a .38 revolver...
Nov 26, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 26, 1872, the Great Diamond Hoax, one of the most notorious mining swindles of the 19th century was exposed with an article in the San Francisco Evening Bulletin. Fraudulent gold and silver mines were common in the years following the...
Nov 25, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 25, 1986, three weeks after a Lebanese magazine reported that the United States had been secretly selling arms to Iran; Attorney General Edwin Meese reveals that proceeds from the arms sales were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contras...
Nov 23, 2013
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William Marcy "Boss" Tweedby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 23, 1876, William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, leader of New York City’s corrupt Tammany Hall political organization during the 1860s and early 1870s, is extradited back to the U.S. after his capture in Spain. Tweed became...

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