Michael Thomas Barry

Jul 8, 2013
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Francis Gary Powersby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 8, 1960, CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage by the Soviet Union. Powers' indictment signaled a massive setback in the peace process between the United States and the Soviet Union. By 1960, the 31-year-old...
Jul 7, 2013
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Mary Surrattby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 7, 1865, Mary Surratt is executed by the U.S. government for her role as a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Surratt, who owned a tavern in Surrattsville, Maryland, had to convert her row house in Washington, D.C., into a...
Jul 6, 2013
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George "Bugs" Moranby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 6, 1946, FBI agents arrest George "Bugs" Moran in Ohio for robbing a bank messenger. Moran was at one point, one of the biggest organized crime figures in America, by the time of his arrest he had been reduced to small bank...
Jul 5, 2013
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The Black Soxby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 5, 1921, Judge Hugo Friend denies a motion to quash the indictments against eight members of the Chicago White Sox, who were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, and their trial begins with jury selection. The players, including...
Jul 3, 2013
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Martha Ann Johnsonby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 3, 1989, Martha Ann Johnson is arrested in Georgia for the 1982 murder of her oldest child, Jennyann Wright, after an Atlanta newspaper initiated a new investigation into her suspicious death. Johnson's three other children had...
Jul 2, 2013
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The assassination of President James Garfieldby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 2, 1881, only four months into his administration, President James Garfield is shot as he walks through a railroad waiting room in Washington, D.C. His assailant, Charles J. Guiteau, was a disgruntled...
Jun 30, 2013
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Glen Godwinby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 30, 1981, Glen Godwin is convicted of murder in Riverside County, California, and sentenced to 26-years-to-life in prison. According to his roommate's testimony, Godwin stomped on, choked, and then stabbed Kim LeValley, an acquaintance...
Jun 29, 2013
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Dirk Greinederby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 29, 2001, Boston doctor Dirk Greineder, 60, is found guilty of first-degree murder of his wife. Dirk Greineder was a distinguished allergist. His wife, known as May, worked for him as a nurse and was pursuing an advanced degree in...
Jun 28, 2013
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn June 28, 1993, a knife-wielding serial rapist and murderer attacks Denise Sam-Cali in her Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Although he succeeded in raping Sam-Cali on the front lawn outside her house, the courageous woman survived and later proved...
Jun 27, 2013
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Joseph Smithby Michael Thomas BarryOn June 27, 1844, Joseph Smith, the founder and leader of the Mormon religion, is murdered along with his brother Hyrum when a mob breaks into a jail where they are being held in Carthage, Illinois. Born in Vermont in 1805, Smith claimed in...

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