Michael Thomas Barry

Jul 29, 2013
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David Berkowitz aka The Son of Sam serial killerby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 29, 1976, Donna Lauria and Jody Valenti of the Bronx are shot while they are sitting in a car, talking. Lauria died and Valenti was seriously wounded in the first in a series of shootings by the...
Jul 27, 2013
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Eric Robert Rudolphby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 27, 1996, the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia are disrupted by the explosion of a nail-laden pipe bomb in Centennial Olympic Park. The bombing, which occurred during a free concert, killed one and injured more than 100 others...
Jul 26, 2013
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Ed Geinby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 26, 1984, infamous serial killer Ed Gein dies of complications from cancer in a Wisconsin prison. Gein served as the inspiration for writer Robert Bloch's character Norman Bates in the 1959 novel "Psycho," which in 1960 was turned into a...
Jul 25, 2013
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Joaquin Murrietaby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 25, 1853, bandito Joaquin Murrieta's head is placed on exhibit in the Northern Californian town of Stockton. Murrieta, who was known as the "Robin hood of El Dorado," had been disrupting the burgeoning gold trade and...
Jul 23, 2013
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Della Sorensonby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 23, 1918, Della Sorenson kills the first of her seven victims in rural Nebraska by poisoning her sister-in-law's infant daughter, Viola Cooper. Over the next seven years, friends, relatives, and acquaintances of Sorenson repeatedly...
Jul 22, 2013
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Preparedness Day parade just prior to the bombingby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 22, 1916, a bomb explodes during the Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, kills 10 people and wounding dozens more. The parade was organized by the city's Chamber of Commerce in support of...
Jul 20, 2013
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King Abdullah of Jordanby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 20, 1951, while entering a mosque in the Jordanian sector of east Jerusalem, King Abdullah of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian nationalist. Abdullah was a member of the Hashemites, an Arab dynasty said to be directly...
Jul 19, 2013
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Doc Hollidayby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 19, 1879, Doc Holliday commits his first murder, killing a man for shooting up his New Mexico saloon. Despite his formidable reputation as a deadly gunslinger, Holliday only engaged in eight shootouts during his lifetime, and it has...
Jul 18, 2013
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James Hubertyby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 18, 1984, James Huberty opens fire in a crowded McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California, killing 21 people and wounding 19 others. Minutes earlier, Huberty had left home, telling his wife, "I'm going hunting... hunting for...
Jul 17, 2013
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Casey Anthonyby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 17, 2011, Casey Anthony is released from jail in Orlando, Florida, after being acquitted on charges that she killed her 2-year-old daughter. Caylee Anthony was last seen alive with her mother on June 16, 2008, leaving the Orlando home...

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