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Oct 31, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryI will be traveling the next few days and have decided to take a much needed break from wriritng. This column will resume Monday, November 4th and in the mean time please enjoy the archives of "on this date in crime history." On October 31, 1984...
Oct 30, 2013
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Jason William Mizell aka Jam Master Jayby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 30, 2002, influential rap pioneer, Jason William Mizell was murdered. He is better known by his stage name Jam Master Jay, who was a founding member of the hip hop group Run-DMC. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C...
Oct 29, 2013
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Leon Czolgoszby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 29, 1901, President William McKinley’s assassin, Leon Czolgosz, is executed in the electric chair at Auburn Prison in New York. Czolgosz had shot McKinley on September 6, 1901; the president succumbed to his wounds eight days later...
Oct 28, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn October 28, 1961, the second so-called "Apache trial" begins for rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry. Although his earlier conviction for transporting a minor across state lines for immoral purposes in violation of the Mann Act was thrown out on appeal,...
Oct 26, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn October 25, 1948, Betty Ferreri kills her husband, Jerry, in their Los Angeles, California, home with the help of gardener Alan Adron. When Jerry, a notorious womanizer, brought a young model to the couple's home in the upscale Hancock Park neighborhood...
Oct 25, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn October 25, 1994, Susan Smith reports that she was carjacked in South Carolina by a man who took her two small children in the backseat of her car. Although authorities immediately began searching for three-year-old Michael and one-year-old Alex, they...
Oct 24, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn October 24, 1997, all sexual assault charges are dismissed against Marv Albert, after the sportscaster agrees to get counseling and stays out of trouble for a year. According to Vanessa Perhach, Albert had invited her to his room in the Ritz Carlton...
Oct 23, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn October 23, 2002, Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater, taking up to 700 people hostage during a sold-out performance of a popular musical. The second act of the musical was just beginning at the Moscow Ball-Bearing Plant's Palace of Culture when an...
Oct 22, 2013
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Tom Hornby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 22, 1903, infamous hired killer, Tom Horn was hanged for having allegedly murdered Willie Nickell, the 14-year-old son of a southern Wyoming sheep rancher. Some historians have since questioned whether Horn really killed the boy,...
Oct 21, 2013
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President Warren G. Hardingby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 21, 1921, President Warren G. Harding delivers a speech in Alabama in which he condemns lynching, which were illegal hangings committed primarily by white supremacists against African Americans in the Deep South....

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