Michael Thomas Barry

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 09:26
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Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegelby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 20, 1947, mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel is murdered at the home of his mistress Virginia Hill in Beverly Hills, California. Siegel had been talking to his associate Allen Smiley when three bullets were fired through a side...
Wed, 06/19/2013 - 08:23
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Julius and Ethel Rosenbergby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. They had both been convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets. Both had also refused to admit any...
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 08:17
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Alan Bergby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 18, 1984, talk radio personality Alan Berg, the self-described "man you love to hate," is gunned down and killed  in the driveway of his home in Denver, Colorado. The 50-year-old radio host, whose show on the station KOA gained a...
Mon, 06/17/2013 - 15:47
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The Watergate Complexby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 17, 1972, five burglars are arrested in the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office and apartment complex in Washington, D.C. James McCord, Frank Sturgis, Bernard Barker, Virgilio Gonzalez, and...
Sat, 06/15/2013 - 07:56
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Natalie Hollowayby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 15, 2005, more than two weeks after Natalee Holloway vanished while on a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba, police search the home of 17-year-old Joran Van der Sloot, one of the last known people to see...
Fri, 06/14/2013 - 07:32
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TWA Flight 847by Michael Thomas BarryOn June 14, 1985, TWA Flight 847 from Athens to Rome is hijacked by terrorists who immediately demand to know the identity of ''those with Jewish-sounding names." Two of the Lebanese terrorists, armed with grenades and a 9-mm. pistol, then...
Thu, 06/13/2013 - 09:16
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Susan Polkby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 13, 2006, jurors began deliberations in the trial of Susan Polk, 48, for the October 2002 murder of her psychotherapist husband Felix Polk, 70, in a poolside cottage at the couple's Orinda, California home. Felix was stabbed and cut...
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 13:28
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Medgar Eversby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 12, 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is shot to death in the driveway outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. During World War II, Evers volunteered for the U.S. Army and participated in...
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:51
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Henry Hillby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 11, 1943, mobster Henry Hill was born in New York City. His life of crime was chronicled in the 1986 book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family and the 1990 film Goodfellas. Hill’s underworld exploits included participating in the headline-...
Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:12
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Salem Witch Trialsby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. Trouble in the small Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts began in February...

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