Michael Thomas Barry

Award winning author Michael Thomas Barry was born and raised in the Chicago area and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Criminal Justice and History from Cal State Fullerton. He also holds a post graduate degree in legal assistantship from the University of California, Irvine. Michael has worked as a sworn Peace Officer for the County of Orange, civil litigation paralegal, and regional asset prevention manager.
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...
Aug 30, 2013
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Cynthia Coffman and James Marlowby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 30, 1989, Cynthia Coffman and James Marlow are sentenced to death in California for the 1986 murder of Corinna Novis. Coffman was the first woman to receive a death sentence in the state since capital punishment...
Aug 29, 2013
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Richard Jewellby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 29, 2007, Richard Jewell, the hero security guard turned Olympic bombing suspect, dies at age 44 of natural causes at his Georgia home. On July 27, 1996, during the Summer Games in Atlanta, a pipe bomb exploded at crowded Centennial...

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