Michael Thomas Barry

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...
Nov 22, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy is shot and killed as his motorcade drives through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy's suspected assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was believed to have used a mail-order rifle to shoot the president from the...
Nov 21, 2013
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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...
Nov 20, 2013
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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...
Nov 19, 2013
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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...
Nov 18, 2013
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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...

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