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Doc Holliday died - 1887
Nov 8, 2013, - 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
Nov 7, 2013, - 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
Nov 6, 2013, - 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
Nov 5, 2013, - 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.

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated - 1995
Nov 4, 2013, - 0 Comments

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On November 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated. He was shot after attending a peace rally held in Tel Aviv's Kings Square in Israel and died in surgery at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated - 1984
Oct 31, 2013, - 0 Comments

Indira Gandhi

by Michael Thomas Barry

I will be traveling the next few days and have decided to take a much needed break from wriritng. This column will resume Monday, November 4th and in the mean time please enjoy the archives of "on this date in crime history." On October 31, 1984, Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by two of her own bodyguards. Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, both Sikhs, emptied their guns into Gandhi as she walked to her office from an adjoining bungalow. Although the two assailants immediately surrendered, they were both shot in a subsequent scuffle, and Beant died.

Rapper Jam Master Jay was shot and killed - 2002
Oct 30, 2013, - 0 Comments

Jam Master Jay

Jason William Mizell aka Jam Master Jay

by Michael Thomas Barry

On October 30, 2002, influential rap pioneer, Jason William Mizell was murdered. He is better known by his stage name Jam Master Jay, who was a founding member of the hip hop group Run-DMC. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. was one of the biggest hip-hop groups in the world and is credited with helping rap music break into mainstream music with hits such as “It’s Tricky,” “King of Rock” and a remake of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way.”

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