Michael Thomas Barry

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...
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 09:39
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 27, 2007, Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan and the first democratically elected female leader of a Muslim country was assassinated. A polarizing figure at home and abroad, Bhutto had spent three decades struggling to stay...
Thu, 12/26/2013 - 08:57
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 26, 1946, mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel opens The Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 40-acre facility wasn't complete and Siegel was hoping to raise some revenue with the grand opening. Well-known singer and comedian Jimmy...
Wed, 12/25/2013 - 11:32
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 25, 1996, six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey is killed in her Boulder, Colorado, home. John and Patsy Ramsey, her parents, called police at 5:52 the following morning to report that their daughter was missing. Although police found a ransom note...
Mon, 12/23/2013 - 07:10
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Hideki Tojoby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 23, 1948, Hideki Tojo, former Japanese premier and chief of the Kwantung Army, is executed along with six other top Japanese leaders for their war crimes during World War II. Seven of the defendants were also found guilty of...
Sat, 12/21/2013 - 09:44
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Sunny & Claus von Bulowby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 21, 1980, wealthy socialite Martha "Sunny" Crawford von Bulow is found in a coma at her Newport, Rhode Island mansion, from what initially appeared to be an insulin overdose. Following a long investigation, Sunny's...

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