Michael Thomas Barry

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...
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...

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