Michael Thomas Barry

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:08
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Serge Rubinsteinby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 27, 1955, wealthy Russian businessman Serge Rubinstein is found dead by his valet. He had been tied up, gagged and strangled in the bedroom of his 5th Avenue New York apartment. He was the son of Dimitri Rubinstein financial...
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 08:22
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Frank Dolezal the alleged Mad Butcher of Clevelandby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 26, 1936, the dismembered body of Florence Polillo is found murdered and dismembered in Cleveland. The murder spree sparked mass panic in the city, where the unknown murderer was dubbed the...
Thu, 01/24/2013 - 08:14
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Guy Georges aka The Beast of Bastilleby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 24, 1991, French serial killer and rapist Guy Georges, known as the Beast of Bastille, kills for the first time. Guy Georges was a French serial killer who preyed on attractive, young, energetic women, whom...
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 09:04
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David Graham Phillipsby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 23, 1911, muckraking journalist and novelist David Graham Phillips is shot outside the Princeton Club at Gramercy Park in New York City. The shooter Fitzhugh Coyle Goldsborough was a Harvard educated musician, a...
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 09:25
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Ted Kaczynskiby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 22, 1998, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the "Unabomber." Born in 1942, Kaczynski attended Harvard...
Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:36
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Carl Switzer as Alfalfa in the Our Gang Serialby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 21, 1959, Carl Dean Switzer, the actor who as a child played "Alfalfa" in the Our Gang comedy film series, dies at age 31 in a fight, allegedly about money, in a Mission Hills, California,...
Sun, 01/20/2013 - 08:52
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Julia Buletteby Michael Thomas BarryOn the morning of January 20, 1867, Julia Bulette's partially nude body was found by her maid in her bedroom of her Virginia City brothel. She had been strangled and bludgeoned to death, and robbed of her valuable jewel collection, clothing,...
Sat, 01/19/2013 - 10:36
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Dennis Rader aka The BTK Stranglerby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 15, 1974, the BTK Strangler struck for the first time, when he murdered four members of the Otero family. Six more victims, all female, followed, the last one in 1991. Throughout the 1970s, the BTK killer, or...
Fri, 01/18/2013 - 09:12
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Marion Barryby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 18, 1990, Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested and charged with drug possession and the use of crack cocaine. Barry was caught at the Vista International Hotel in downtown Washington smoking the substance on camera with...
Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:18
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Newspaper account of the heistby Michael Thomas BarryOn January 17, 1950, a team of eleven thieves, in a precisely timed and choreographed strike, steals more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. The Great Brinks Robbery, as it quickly...

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