Michael Thomas Barry

Dec 18, 2012
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John Kehoeby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 18, 1878, the last of the Molly Maguires, John Kehoe is executed in Pennsylvania. The Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had allegedly been responsible for some incidences of vigilante justice in the coalfields of eastern...
Dec 16, 2012
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Thelma Toddby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 15, 1935, comedic actress Thelma Todd is found dead. Todd was a popular actress of the late 1920s and early 1930s and was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1905. Appearing in over 40 movies between 1926 and 1935, she is best...
Dec 15, 2012
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Edward Greenby Michael Thomas BarryEdward Green was the 32 year old postmaster of Malden, Massachusetts. He is commonly believed to have committed the first (non-war related) armed bank robbery in American history. Green had a bad drinking habit and was heavily in debt, when on...
Dec 14, 2012
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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...
Dec 13, 2012
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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...
Dec 12, 2012
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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...
Dec 11, 2012
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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...
Dec 10, 2012
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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...
Dec 8, 2012
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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...
Dec 7, 2012
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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,...

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