Michael Thomas Barry

Sep 11, 2013
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Roscoe "fatty" Arbuckleby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 11, 1921, Fatty Arbuckle, a silent-film era performer at the height of his fame, is arrested in San Francisco for the rape and murder of aspiring actress Virginia Rappe. Arbuckle was later acquitted by a jury, but the...
Sep 10, 2013
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Mugshots of Charlene Williams and Gerald Gallegoby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 10, 1977, Charlene Williams meets Gerald Gallego at a poker club in Sacramento, California, resulting in one of the most infamous serial killing teams in American history. Before they were...
Sep 9, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn September 9, 1971, prisoners riot and seize control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York. Later that day, state police retook most of the prison, but 1,281 convicts occupied an exercise field called D Yard, where...
Sep 7, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn September 7, 1911, French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and jailed on suspicion of stealing Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa from the Louvre in Paris. The 31-year-old poet was known for his radical views and support for extreme avant-garde art...
Sep 6, 2013
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South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerdby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 6, 1966, South African Prime Minister is assassinated during a parliamentary meeting in Cape Town. The assailant, Demetrio Tsafendas, was a Mozambique immigrant of mixed racial descent--part Greek...
Sep 5, 2013
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Lynette "Squeaky" Frommeby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 5, 1975, an assassination attempt against President Gerald Ford is foiled in Sacramento, California, when a Secret Service agent wrests a semi-automatic handgun from Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of incarcerated...
Sep 4, 2013
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Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox and Regent of Scotlandby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 4, 1571, Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox and Regent of Scotland was assassinated. Stewart was the leader of the Catholic nobility in Scotland and was the grandson of James VI of...
Sep 3, 2013
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Beslan school massacreby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 3, 2004, a three-day hostage crisis at a Russian school comes to a violent conclusion after a gun battle erupts between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces. In the end, over 300 people died, many of them...
Sep 2, 2013
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Mathias Rust flys his plane into Red Squareby Michael Thomas BarryOn September 2, 1987, the trial of Mathias Rust begins. The 19-year-old Rust was accused of flying his Cessna plane into Moscow’s Red Square in May 1987. Rust had become an international celebrity following his...
Aug 31, 2013
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Richard Ramirezby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 31, 1985, Richard Ramirez, the notorious "Night Stalker," is captured and nearly killed by a mob in East Los Angeles, California, after being recognized from a photograph shown both on television and in newspapers. Recently...

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