Michael Thomas Barry

Award winning author Michael Thomas Barry was born and raised in the Chicago area and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Criminal Justice and History from Cal State Fullerton. He also holds a post graduate degree in legal assistantship from the University of California, Irvine. Michael has worked as a sworn Peace Officer for the County of Orange, civil litigation paralegal, and regional asset prevention manager.
Feb 25, 2014
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 25, 1949, actor Robert Mitchum is released from a Los Angeles County prison farm after completing a two-month sentence for marijuana possession. In the fall of 1948, Mitchum, the star of classics such as Cape Fear and Night of the...
Feb 24, 2014
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   by Michael Thomas Barry On February 24, 1981, socialite Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Dr. Herman Tarnower, the author of the bestselling The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet. Harris, the headmistress of an exclusive girls' school, shot Dr. Tarnower...
Feb 21, 2014
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 21, 1965, Malcom X was assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, Malcolm was the son...
Feb 20, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry On February 20, 1919, Habibullah Khan, the leader of Afghanistan who struggled to keep his country neutral in World War I was assassinated. Habibullah had succeeded his father, Abd-ar-Rahman, as amir in 1901 and immediately began to bring...
Feb 19, 2014
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 19, 1807, Aaron Burr, former U.S. Vice President was arrested in Alabama on charges of treason for plotting to annex Spanish territory in Louisiana and Mexico to be used toward the establishment of an independent republic. In...
Feb 18, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry On February 18, 2011, Green River serial killer Gary Leon Ridgway pleads guilty to the murder of his 49th victim, 20 year-old Rebecca Marrero. Marrero’s remains were found in December 2010, decades after she was murdered, and left in a...
Feb 17, 2014
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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...
Feb 15, 2014
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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...
Feb 14, 2014
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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...
Feb 13, 2014
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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 ...

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