Michael Thomas Barry

Nov 13, 2013
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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...
Nov 12, 2013
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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...
Nov 11, 2013
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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...
Nov 9, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 9, 1971, John Emil List murders his entire family in their Westfield, New Jersey, home and then disappears. Though police quickly identified List as the most likely suspect in the murders, it took 18 years for them to locate him and close the...
Nov 8, 2013
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Doc Hollidayby Michael Thomas BarryGunslinger, gambler, and occasional dentist, Doc Holliday died on November 8, 1887 from tuberculosis. Though he was perhaps most famous for his participation in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, John Henry "Doc" Holliday...
Nov 7, 2013
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Richard Sorgeby Michael Thomas BarryOn November 7, 1944, Richard Sorge, a Soviet spy, who had used the cover of a German journalist to report on Germany and Japan during World War II was hanged by his Japanese captors. Sorge fought in World War I in the German army, and...
Nov 6, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 6, 1982, Shirley Allen is arrested for poisoning her husband, Lloyd Allen, with anti-freeze. After witnessing her mother spike Lloyd's drinks with the deadly substance, Shirley's own daughter turned her in to the authorities. Lloyd Allen was...
Nov 5, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn November 5, 1605, King James I of England learns that a plot to blow-up Parliament has been foiled. Only hours before he was scheduled to attend a general parliamentary session. At about midnight on the night of November 4-5, Guy Fawkes was found...
Nov 4, 2013
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On November 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated. He was shot after attending a peace rally held in Tel Aviv's Kings Square in Israel and died in surgery at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.The 73-year-old prime minister was walking to his car when he was...
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...

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