Michael Thomas Barry

Aug 24, 2013
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Mark David Chapmanby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 24, 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder of John Lennon. On December 8, 1980, Chapman shot and killed the 40-year-old singer, songwriter and peace activist, outside Lennon’s New York City...
Aug 23, 2013
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Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzettiby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 23, 1927, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for murder. On April 15, 1920, a paymaster for a shoe company in South Braintree, Massachusetts, was shot and killed along...
Aug 22, 2013
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Michael Collinsby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 22, 1922, Irish revolutionary and Sinn Fein politician Michael Collins is assassinated in an ambush in west County Cork, Ireland. In the early part of the century, Collins joined Sinn Fein, an Irish political party dedicated to...
Aug 19, 2013
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The West Memphis Three - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelleyby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 19, 2011, three men, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, who were convicted as teenagers in 1994 of the murders of three boys in Arkansas, are released...
Aug 18, 2013
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Artists rendering of the Montana Vigilante hanging of Cyrus Skinnerby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 18, 1853, Cyrus Skinner, who would later be hanged by the Montana vigilantes, ends his first stay in the California state prison at San Quentin. Skinner was typical of the thieves...
Aug 17, 2013
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 William Bonney aka Billy the Kidby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 17, 1877, Billy the Kid shoots an Arizona blacksmith who dies the next day. He would be the infamous outlaw's first victim. Just how many men Billy the Kid killed is uncertain. Billy himself reportedly once...
Aug 16, 2013
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 John DeLoreanby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 16, 1984, John DeLorean, the founder of the DeLorean Motor Company, is found not guilty due to entrapment after being charged with smuggling drugs in an effort to raise money for his struggling company. John Zachary DeLorean...
Aug 15, 2013
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Mary Winklerby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 15, 2006, Mary Winkler is released from jail on $750,000 bail. She had confessed to fatally shooting her pastor husband Matthew Winkler in his sleep at their church parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee. Winkler was later convicted in his...
Aug 14, 2013
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Illich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackalby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 14, 1994, terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, infamously known as Carlos the Jackal, is captured in Khartoum, Sudan, by French intelligence agents. Since there was no extradition treaty with Sudan, the...
Aug 13, 2013
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Cary Staynerby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 13, 1961, Cary Stayner, the serial killer convicted in the grisly murders of four women near Yosemite National Park was born. In 1972, Stayner's childhood took a tragic turn when his younger brother Steven, then seven, was kidnapped...

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