Michael Thomas Barry

Aug 1, 2013
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Charles Whitmanby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman takes a stockpile of guns and ammunition to the observatory platform atop a 300-foot tower at the University of Texas and proceeds to shoot 46 people, killing 14 people and wounding 31.  Whitman, who...
Jul 31, 2013
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Jimmy Hoffaby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 31, 1975, Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing. He was last seen alive in a parking lot outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant the previous afternoon. To this day, Hoffa's fate remains a mystery, although many believe...
Jul 30, 2013
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The 1994 murder of Megan Kanka inspires sex offender reporting lawby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 30, 1994, Jesse Timmendequas is charged with the murder of seven-year-old Megan Kanka in New Jersey. Kanka's death inspired Megan's Law, a statute enacted in 1994 requiring that...
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...

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