Michael Thomas Barry

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 09:24
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Artists rendering of Charley Rossby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 14, 1874, a botched burglary attempt at the home of wealthy New Yorker Holmes Van Brunt leads to the possible perpetrators of notorious child kidnapping. On July 1, 1874, Charley (then four years old) and his...
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:43
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Clerkenwell Bombingby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 13, 1867, Irish terrorist, Michael Barrett plants a bomb at Clerkenwell Prison in London in an attempt to free fellow Irish political prisoners. The bombing killed 12 bystanders and severely injured many more. Barrett...
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:58
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Leona Helmsleyby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 12, 1989, Leona Helmsley, the "Queen of Mean," is sentenced to four-year in prison, 750 hours of community service, and a $7.1 million tax fraud fine for tax evasion. For many, Helmsley became the object of disgust and revulsion...
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:52
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Bernie Madoffby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 11, 2008, Bernard Madoff is arrested at his New York City apartment and charged with masterminding a long-running Ponzi scheme later estimated to involve around $65 billion, making it one of the biggest investment frauds in Wall...
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 10:13
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Frank Sinatra Jr.by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 10, 1963, Frank Sinatra Jr., (who was kidnapped in Lake Tahoe, California, two days earlier) is allowed to talk to his father.  He was abducted at gunpoint from his hotel room at Harrah's Casino on December 8, 1963 and...
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 08:10
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John Lennonby Michael Thomas BarryFormer Beatle John Lennon is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside his apartment building in New York City on December 8, 1980. After committing the murder, Chapman waited calmly outside, reading a copy of The Catcher in the Rye. Chapman...
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 08:00
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 Charles Brooks Jr.by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 7, 1982, the first execution by lethal injection takes place at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. On December 14, 1976, Charles Brooks Jr., went to a used car lot and asked to test drive a car. The mechanic,...
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:49
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Reno Bros. Gangby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 6, 1868, a guard, who had been shot by brothers Frank, William, and Simeon Reno during a train robbery in May, dies of his wounds. His death so infuriated the public that a group of vigilantes yanked the three brothers from their...
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 07:59
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Warren Avenue Baptist Church - Bostonby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 5, 1873, Bridget Landregan is found beaten and strangled to death in the Boston suburb of Dorchester. According to witnesses, a man in black clothes and a flowing cape attempted to sexually assault the dead...
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 08:17
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Danny "Dapper Dan" Hoganby Michael Thomas BarryDanny "Dapper Dan" Hogan  was a charismatic Irish mob boss in St. Paul, Minnesota during Prohibition. Due to his close relationships with the officers of the deeply corrupt St. Paul Police Department, Hogan was able to act as a...

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