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President James A. Garfield died - 1881
Sep 19, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 19, 1881, President James A. Garfield succumbs to wounds inflicted by an assassin 80 days earlier. Garfield's assassin was an attorney and political office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Guiteau was a relative stranger to the president and his administration in an era when federal positions were doled out on a "who you know" basis. When his requests for an appointment were ignored, a furious Guiteau stalked the president, vowing revenge.

Patty Hearst is captured - 1975
Sep 18, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Patty Hearst

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 18, 1975, newspaper heiress and wanted fugitive Patty Hearst is captured in a San Francisco apartment and arrested for armed robbery. On February 4, 1974, Patricia Hearst, the 19-year-old daughter of newspaper publisher Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, California. Her fiancé, Stephen Weed, was beaten and tied up along with a neighbor who tried to help.

‘Green River Killer’ Ridgway now says he wants to help
Sep 17, 2013, - 0 Comments

Sept. 17, 2013 Seattle PI

A decade after he dodged a death sentence in the slayings of dozens of women, Green River Killer Gary Ridgway now sweetly claims in a series of interviews with KOMO Newsradio he wants to help lay his victims to rest.

Interviewed for the first time since his incarceration by KOMO’s Charlie Harger, Ridgway says he believes he killed 75 or 80 women – many more than the 49 slaying he pleaded guilty to in 2003.

Ridgway told KOMO he wishes he had wandered the sites where he dumped his victims’ remains. To assist investigators, he claims, and help set the women’s families at ease.

The detectives “should have had me get out at every site to show them where I put those bodies,” Ridgway told KOMO. “If I could do it all over again, I would say I want to get out at every single site.” Read More

California Judge sets speed record for cases heard - 1884
Sep 17, 2013, - 0 Comments

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by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 17, 1884, Judge Allen disposes of the 13 criminal cases on his Oakland, California, docket in only six minutes. Although he set a new record for speed, defendants in Oakland's criminal court did not stand much of a chance of gaining an acquittal.

Brigham Young orders murder of alleged spy - 1845
Sep 16, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Brigham Young

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 16, 1845, Phineas Wilcox is stabbed to death on orders of Brigham Young in Nauvoo, Illinois, because he is believed to be a spy. The murder of Wilcox reflected the serious and often violent conflict between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the surrounding communities.

At least 12 dead in Navy Yard shooting. Two possible suspects at large
Sep 16, 2013, - 0 Comments

Sept. 16, 2013 Washington Post

At least seven people are dead after as many as three shooters dressed in military style uniforms opened fire a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, police said, spreading fear and chaos across the region as authorities tried to contain the incident.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in a mid-day news conference that one of the suspected shooters is dead, while authorities are looking for two other possible suspects wearing military style clothing.

 “The big concern for us right now is that we have potentially two other shooters that we have not located at this point,” Lanier said. Read More
President William McKinley died - 1901
Sep 14, 2013, - 0 Comments

McKinley

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 14, 1901, President William McKinley succumbs to gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin on September 6th. According to witnesses, McKinley's last words were those of the hymn "Nearer My God to Thee." McKinley was shaking hands in reception line at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, when a 28-year-old anarchist named Leon Czolgosz approached him with a gun concealed in a handkerchief in his right hand.

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