Michael Thomas Barry

Sep 27, 2013
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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...
Sep 26, 2013
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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...
Sep 25, 2013
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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...
Sep 24, 2013
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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...
Sep 23, 2013
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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...
Sep 21, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn September 21, 1780, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of a large sum of money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled...
Sep 19, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn September 19, 1881, President James A. Garfield succumbs to wounds inflicted by an assassin 80 days earlier. Garfield's assassin was an attorney and political office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Guiteau was a relative stranger to the president and his...
Sep 18, 2013
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Patty Hearstby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 18, 1975, newspaper heiress and wanted fugitive Patty Hearst is captured in a San Francisco apartment and arrested for armed robbery. On February 4, 1974, Patricia Hearst, the 19-year-old daughter of newspaper publisher Randolph...
Sep 17, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn September 17, 1884, Judge Allen disposes of the 13 criminal cases on his Oakland, California, docket in only six minutes. Although he set a new record for speed, defendants in Oakland's criminal court did not stand much of a chance of gaining an...
Sep 16, 2013
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Brigham Youngby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 16, 1845, Phineas Wilcox is stabbed to death on orders of Brigham Young in Nauvoo, Illinois, because he is believed to be a spy. The murder of Wilcox reflected the serious and often violent conflict between the Church of...

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