Michael Thomas Barry

Oct 12, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn October 12, 2002, three bombings shatter the peace on the island of Bali. The blasts, the work of militant Islamist terrorists, left 202 people dead and more than 200 others injured. The attacks shocked residents and those familiar with the mostly Hindu...
Oct 11, 2013
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Edward O. Heinrich, private detectiveby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 11, 1923, three men blow up the mail car of a Southern Pacific train carrying passengers through southern Oregon in a botched robbery attempt. Just as the train entered a tunnel, two armed men jumped the...
Oct 10, 2013
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Joseph Harrisby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 8, 1991, former U.S. postal worker Joseph Harris shoots two former co-workers to death at the post office in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The night before, Harris had killed his former supervisor, Carol Ott, with a three-foot samurai...
Oct 9, 2013
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Roger Touhyby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 9, 1942, notorious Chicago area bootlegger Roger "The Terrible" Touhy escapes from Statesville Prison by climbing the guard's tower. Touhy, who had been framed for kidnapping by his bootlegging rivals, was serving a 99-year...
Oct 8, 2013
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James Arthur Rayby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 8, 2009, two people die and more than a dozen others are hospitalized following a botched sweat lodge ceremony at a retreat run by motivational speaker and author James Arthur Ray near Sedona, Arizona. A third participant in the...
Oct 7, 2013
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Achille Lauroby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 7, 1985, Palestinian terrorists hijack the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro shortly after it left Alexandria, Egypt. The well-armed men, who belonged to the Popular Front for the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), the terrorist wing...
Oct 5, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn October 5, 1892, the Dalton gang attempts to rob two banks simultaneously in Coffeyville, Kansas, but meets resistance from townspeople, who wind up killing four of the five bandits. The Dalton brothers, Grat, Bob, Bill, and Emmett first started their...
Oct 4, 2013
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Jim and Tammy Faye Bakkerby Michael Thomas BarryOn October 4, 1988, televangelist Jim Bakker was indicted on federal charges of mail and wire fraud and of conspiring to defraud the public. The case against the founder of Praise the Lord (PTL) Ministries and three of his aides...
Oct 3, 2013
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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...
Oct 2, 2013
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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...

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