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Japanese War Criminals were Sentenced - 1948
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:24, - 0 Comments

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Japanese General Hideki Tojo on the stand of the War Crimes Tribunal

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 12, 1948, an international war crimes tribunal in Tokyo passes death sentences on seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, who served as premier of Japan from 1941 to 1944. 

Haymarket Square Riot Conspirators were Executed - 1887
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 07:08, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 11, 1887, Haymarket Square Riot conspirators, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and August Spies were executed. In Chicago, Illinois on May 4, 1886, a bomb is thrown at a squad of policemen attempting to break up a labor rally at Haymarket Square.

John List Murders his Entire Family then Disappears - 1971
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 08:36, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 9, 1971, John Emil List murders his entire family in their Westfield, New Jersey, home and then disappears. Though police quickly identified List as the most likely suspect in the murders, it took 18 years for them to locate him and close the case.

Doc Holliday died - 1887
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 08:23, - 0 Comments

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Doc Holliday

by Michael Thomas Barry

Gunslinger, gambler, and occasional dentist, Doc Holliday died on November 8, 1887 from tuberculosis. Though he was perhaps most famous for his participation in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, John Henry "Doc" Holliday earned his reputation well before that famous feud.

Soviet Spy was executed by Japan - 1944
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:34, - 0 Comments

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Richard Sorge

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 7, 1944, Richard Sorge, a Soviet spy, who had used the cover of a German journalist to report on Germany and Japan during World War II was hanged by his Japanese captors.

Wife kills husband by poisoning him with anti-freeze - 1982
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:18, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 6, 1982, Shirley Allen is arrested for poisoning her husband, Lloyd Allen, with anti-freeze. After witnessing her mother spike Lloyd's drinks with the deadly substance, Shirley's own daughter turned her in to the authorities.

Guy Fawkes & the Gunpowder Plot was foiled - 1605
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 07:56, - 1 Comment

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 5, 1605, King James I of England learns that a plot to blow-up Parliament has been foiled. Only hours before he was scheduled to attend a general parliamentary session. At about midnight on the night of November 4-5, Guy Fawkes was found lurking in a cellar under the Parliament building and after a search of the building 20 barrels of gunpowder was located.

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