Michael Thomas Barry

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:05
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 Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi aka "The Hillside Stranglers" by Michael Thomas Barry On January 9. 1984, Angelo Buono, one of the Hillside Stranglers, is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the rape, torture, and murder of 10 young women in Los Angeles...
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:16
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn January 8, 2011, U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured when a man goes on a shooting spree during a rally outside a Tucson-area supermarket. Six people died in the attack and another 13, including Giffords, were wounded. The...
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:59
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn January 7, 1901, Alfred Packer is released from prison on parole after serving 18 years for murder and cannibalism. One of the ragged legions of gold and silver prospectors who combed the Rocky Mountains searching for fortune in the 1860s, Alfred Packer...
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:11
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  by Michael Thomas Barry On January 6, 1994, Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan is attacked at a Detroit ice rink following a practice session two days before the Olympic trials. A man hit Kerrigan with a club on the back of her knee, causing the figure skater to cry...
Sat, 01/04/2014 - 10:13
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On January 4, 1964, Mary Sullivan was raped and strangled to death in her Boston apartment. The killer left a card reading "Happy New Year" leaning against her foot. Sullivan would turn out to be the last victim killed by the notorious...
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:39
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 by Michael Thomas BarryOn January 3, 1967, Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, dies of cancer in a Dallas hospital. The Texas Court of Appeals had recently overturned his death sentence for...
Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:06
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn January 2, 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper was apprehended by British police, ending one of the largest manhunts in history. For five years, investigators had pursued every lead in an effort to stop the serial killer who terrorized Northern...
Tue, 12/31/2013 - 09:56
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Bernard Goetzby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 31, 1984, Bernhard Goetz, who was dubbed the "subway vigilante" after he shot four young black men on a New York City subway train, turns himself in at a police station in Concord, New Hampshire. Goetz claimed that the men, all of...
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 09:14
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 30, 1916, Rasputin, a self-fashioned Russian holy man, is murdered by Russian nobles eager to end his sway over the royal family. Rasputin won the favor of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra through his ability to stop the bleeding of their...
Sat, 12/28/2013 - 09:47
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 28, 1793, Thomas Paine is arrested in France for treason. Though the charges against him were never detailed, he had been tried in absentia on December 26th and convicted. Before moving to France, Paine was an instrumental figure in the...

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