Michael Thomas Barry

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 08:59
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Amanda Knoxby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 3, 2011, an Italian appeals court overturns the murder conviction of Amanda Knox, an American exchange student who two years earlier was found guilty in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher. At the time of her...
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 08:18
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn October 2, 2006, Charles Roberts fatally shoots five female students and wounds five more at the West Nickel Mines Amish School in Nickels Mines, Pennsylvania. Roberts, a 32-year-old milk truck driver from a nearby town, entered the one-room schoolhouse...
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 09:37
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn October 1, 1946, twelve high-ranking Nazis are sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg. Among those condemned to death by hanging were Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi minister of foreign affairs; Hermann Goering, founder of...
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 08:20
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Jack the Ripperby Michael Thomas BarryOn the early morning hours of September 30, 1888, serial killer Jack the Ripper claimed two victims in one night, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. Jack the Ripper is the name given to an unidentified serial killer who was active...
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 08:56
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Assassination of Pompey by Michael Thomas BarryOn September 28, 48 B.C., Roman general and politician Pompey is murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt. During his long career, Pompey displayed exceptional military talents on the battlefield. He fought in Africa and...
Fri, 09/27/2013 - 07:50
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Wild Bill Hickokby Michael Thomas BarryOn the early morning hours of September 27, 1869, then lawman Wild Bill Hickok (and future gunslinger) responded to a report of men brawling at a saloon in Hays, Kansas. A local ruffian named Samuel Strawhun and several friends were tearing...
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:16
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Phil Spector trialby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 26, 2007, Music producer Phil Spector's first trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson ends in a mistrial. On February 3, 2003, police responded to a 911 call and found the 40-year-old Clarkson dead of a gunshot wound in...
Wed, 09/25/2013 - 08:49
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Anthony Carfanoby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 25, 1959, mobster Anthony Carfano, known as Little Augie Pisano is shot to death in Queens, New York City on the orders of Meyer Lansky. Carfano was a Captain of the Luciano Organized Crime Family. His was murdered because he...
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 09:27
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn September 24, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson receives the Warren Commission’s report on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Since the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald’s motive for assassinating the president remained unknown. Seven days after the...
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 09:00
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The Chicago Eightby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 23, 1969, the "Chicago Eight" trial begins. Eight antiwar activists had been arrested and charged with instigating the violent demonstrations at the August 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The defendants...

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