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Haymarket Square Riot Conspirators were Executed - 1887
Nov 11, 2013, - 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
Nov 9, 2013, - 0 Comments

List

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
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.

Ryan Ferguson Update: Conviction vacated for Mo. man jailed nearly 10 years for murder he says he didn't commit
Nov 5, 2013, - 0 Comments

Nov. 5, 2013 CBS News

(CBS) KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An appeals court has vacated the murder conviction of Ryan Ferguson, the 29-year-old Mo. man imprisoned for nearly a decade for a crime he says he didn't commit.

The state has to decide whether to re-try Ferguson. It's not clear when he could be discharged from custody. His lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, plans to seek Ferguson's release on bond pending the decision on whether to retry him, reports the Associated Press.

PICTURES: Inside the Ryan Ferguson case

"48 Hours" has covered the case extensively since Ferguson's 2005 trial and conviction. Ferguson was sentenced to 40 years in the 2001 murder of sports editor Kent Heitholt.

WATCH: 48 Hours' coverage of the Ryan Ferguson case: "The Accuser"

READ: If Ryan Ferguson gets out, what happens to his accuser?

The circumstances surrounding Ferguson's conviction have troubled legal experts. The case was upheld last year despite a lack of physical evidence pointing to Ferguson, and the recantations of both Ferguson's alleged accomplice and an eyewitness. Read More

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.

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