Michael Thomas Barry

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 09:05
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn August 7, 1998, a massive truck bomb explodes outside the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Minutes later, another truck bomb detonated outside the U.S. embassy in the capital of neighboring Tanzania. The dual terror bombings killed 224 people, including...
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 08:42
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn August 6, 1890, the electric chair is first used at Auburn Prison in New York against William Kemmler, who had been convicted of murdering his lover, Matilda Ziegler. Electrocution as a humane means of execution was first suggested in 1881 by Dr. Albert...
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 08:41
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Marie Noeby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 5, 1998, Marie Noe is arrested at her Philadelphia home and charged in the smothering deaths of eight of her children, who all died between 1949 and 1968. Each of the eight infants was reportedly healthy at birth, but later died when...
Sat, 08/03/2013 - 08:31
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Sir Roger Casementby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 3, 1916, Sir Roger David Casement, an Irish-born diplomat who in 1911 was knighted by King George V, is executed for his role in Ireland's Easter Rising. Casement was an Irish Protestant who served as a British diplomat during...
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:50
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Wild Bill Hickokby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 2, 1876, Wild Bill Hickok, one of the most famous gunfighters of the American West, is murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota. Born on May 27, 1837 in Troy Grove, Illinois, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok first gained notoriety as a...
Thu, 08/01/2013 - 09:29
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Charles Whitmanby Michael Thomas BarryOn August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman takes a stockpile of guns and ammunition to the observatory platform atop a 300-foot tower at the University of Texas and proceeds to shoot 46 people, killing 14 people and wounding 31.  Whitman, who...
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 09:08
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Jimmy Hoffaby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 31, 1975, Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing. He was last seen alive in a parking lot outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant the previous afternoon. To this day, Hoffa's fate remains a mystery, although many believe...
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 08:45
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The 1994 murder of Megan Kanka inspires sex offender reporting lawby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 30, 1994, Jesse Timmendequas is charged with the murder of seven-year-old Megan Kanka in New Jersey. Kanka's death inspired Megan's Law, a statute enacted in 1994 requiring that...
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 08:30
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David Berkowitz aka The Son of Sam serial killerby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 29, 1976, Donna Lauria and Jody Valenti of the Bronx are shot while they are sitting in a car, talking. Lauria died and Valenti was seriously wounded in the first in a series of shootings by the...
Sat, 07/27/2013 - 10:14
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Eric Robert Rudolphby Michael Thomas BarryOn July 27, 1996, the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia are disrupted by the explosion of a nail-laden pipe bomb in Centennial Olympic Park. The bombing, which occurred during a free concert, killed one and injured more than 100 others...

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