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Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos Claims First Victim - 1989
Nov 30, 2013, - 0 Comments


Aileen Wuornos

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 30, 1989, Richard Mallory, a storeowner in Palm Harbor, Florida, is last seen taking a ride with Aileen Wuornos. The following day, his car was found abandoned in a remote area of Ormond Beach. Nearly two weeks later, his body turned up in a Daytona Beach junkyard with three bullets in his chest. Mallory's murder was the first of seven committed by Aileen Wuornos over the next year. Perhaps because she was one of the few women killers to gain widespread fame and notoriety, she has been inaccurately dubbed "America's first female serial killer." 

Warren Commission established to investigate JFK assassination - 1963
Nov 29, 2013, - 0 Comments

waren commission

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 29, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson issued Executive Order No. 11130, appointing the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, commonly referred to as the Warren Commission, after its leader, Chief Justice Earl Warren. 

San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk were murdered - 1978
Nov 27, 2013, - 0 Comments

Moscone and Milk

Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 27, 1978, Dan White murders Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk at City Hall in San Francisco, California. White, who stormed into San Francisco's government offices with a .38 revolver, had reportedly been angry about Moscone's decision not to reappoint him to the city board. 

The Great Diamond Hoax was exposed - 1872
Nov 26, 2013, - 0 Comments

diamond hoax

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 26, 1872, the Great Diamond Hoax, one of the most notorious mining swindles of the 19th century was exposed with an article in the San Francisco Evening Bulletin

Iran-Contra Scandal Connection was Revealed - 1986
Nov 25, 2013, - 0 Comments


by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 25, 1986, three weeks after a Lebanese magazine reported that the United States had been secretly selling arms to Iran; Attorney General Edwin Meese reveals that proceeds from the arms sales were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua. 

Boss Tweed was extradicted back to the U.S. - 1876
Nov 23, 2013, - 0 Comments


William Marcy "Boss" Tweed

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 23, 1876, William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, leader of New York City’s corrupt Tammany Hall political organization during the 1860s and early 1870s, is extradited back to the U.S. after his capture in Spain. 

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated - 1963
Nov 22, 2013, - 0 Comments


by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy is shot and killed as his motorcade drives through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy's suspected assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was believed to have used a mail-order rifle to shoot the president from the sixth story window of the Texas School Book Depository.