Michael Thomas Barry

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:06
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The Texas Sevenby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 13, 2000, seven convicts break out of a maximum-security prison in South Texas, setting off a massive six-week manhunt. The escapees, dubbed the "Texas Seven" by the media, overpowered civilian employees and prison guards in the...
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:27
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 12, 1913, two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Mona Lisa is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia's apartment in Florence. Peruggia had previously worked at the Louvre...
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:58
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 11, 1964, in response to a reported shooting, officers of the Los Angeles Police Department were dispatched to the Hacienda Motel, where they found singer Sam Cooke dead on the office floor, shot three times in the chest by the motel's manager...
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 09:40
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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 briefly. The 19-year-old man, who was trying to follow in his father's footsteps by pursuing a singing...
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 09:25
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Mumia Abu-Jamalby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 9, 1981, Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner is found dead on the street with Mumia Abu-Jamal, a well-known activist and freelance journalist, lying severely wounded nearby. In 1982, Abu-Jamal was tried for and convicted...
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 09:14
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 7, 1992, Colin Ferguson opens fire on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train from New York City, killing 6 and injuring 19. Other train passengers stopped the perpetrator by tackling and holding him down. Ferguson later attributed the shooting...
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 09:12
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The Reno Bros. Gangby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 6, 1868, a guard, who had been shot by brothers Frank, William, and Simeon Reno during a train robbery in May, died of his wounds. His death so infuriated the public that a group of vigilantes yanked the three brothers from...
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 09:26
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Warren Avenue Baptist Churchby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 5, 1873, Bridget Landregan is found beaten and strangled to death in the Boston suburb of Dorchester. According to witnesses, a man in black clothes and a flowing cape attempted to sexually assault the dead girl...
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 08:56
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Black Panther leader Fred Hamptonby Michael Thomas BarryOn December 4, 1969, Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were gunned down by police in their Chicago, Illinois apartment. About a hundred bullets had been fired in what police described as a fierce gun battle with...
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 09:09
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 2, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was executed on charges of treason, murder, and insurrection. Brown was born in Connecticut in 1800. He first became militant during the mid-1850s, when as a leader of the Free State forces in Kansas he...

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