Michael Thomas Barry

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 08:47
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 17, 1906, union leaders Bill Hayward, Charles Moyer, and George Pettibone are taken into custody by Idaho authorities and the Pinkerton Detective Agency. They are put on a special train in Denver, Colorado, but the officials had no...
Sat, 02/15/2014 - 11:16
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 15, 1933, a deranged, unemployed brick layer named Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate president-elect, Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR had just delivered a speech in Miami's Bayfront Park from the back seat of his open touring car...
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:32
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   by Michael Thomas Barry On February 14, 1929, four men dressed as police officers enter gangster Bugs Moran's headquarters on North Clark Street in Chicago, line seven of Moran's henchmen against a wall, and shoot them to death. The St. Valentine’s...
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 09:41
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On February 13, 1982, Tom Luther rapes and beats a 21 year-old woman named Mary who accepted a ride from him near Breckenridge, Colorado. Luther was traced through his truck and arrested. Luther told a psychiatrist that ...
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:18
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  by Michael Thomas Barry On February 12, 1976, actor Sal Mineo is stabbed to death in Hollywood, California. Mineo was parking his car behind his apartment when neighbors heard his cries for help. Some described a white man with brown hair fleeing the scene. By...
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 07:53
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 11, 1916, Emma Goldman, a crusader for women's rights and social justice, is arrested in New York City for lecturing and distributing materials about birth control. She was accused of violating the Comstock Act of 1873, which made...
Mon, 02/10/2014 - 09:35
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 10, 1992, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is found guilty of raping Desiree Washington. The following month, Tyson was given a 10-year prison sentence, with four years suspended. Mike Tyson rose to fame in 1986 when he...
Sat, 02/08/2014 - 10:34
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 8, 1924, the first execution by lethal gas in American history is carried out in Carson City, Nevada. The executed man was Tong Lee, a member of a Chinese gang who was convicted of murdering a rival gang member. Lethal gas was...
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:33
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 7, 1968, Bernard Josephs returns to his home in Bromley, England, and finds his wife Claire dead under the bed. Her throat had been slashed and wounds to her hands appeared to be caused by a serrated knife. No weapon was found at...
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:11
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn February 6, 1891, the Dalton Gang attempted their first train robbery near Alila, California. Bob, Emmett, and Grat Dalton were only three of Lewis and Adeleine Dalton's 10 sons. The brothers grew up on a succession of Oklahoma and Kansas homesteads...

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