Michael Thomas Barry

Mar 19, 2014
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by Michael Thomas Barry On March 19, 1943, mobster Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti, one of Al Capone’s henchmen and later front man for the Chicago Outfit, committed suicide after being indicted for extorting money from Hollywood producers.  Born on January 27, 1886 in Italy...
Mar 18, 2014
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  Cary Stayner   by Michael Thomas Barry   On March 18, 1999, Carole Sund and Silvina Pelosso are found dead in their charred rental car in a remote wooded area of Long Barn, California. The women, along with Sund's daughter Juli, had been missing since...
Mar 17, 2014
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  Raymond Clark III   by Michael Thomas Barry   On March 17, 2011, Raymond Clark, a former animal research assistant at Yale University, pleads guilty to the murder and attempted sexual assault of graduate student Annie Le. On September 13, 2009, Le’s...
Mar 15, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was stabbed to death at a meeting hall next to the Pompey’s theatre by 60 conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. Caesar was scheduled to leave Rome on March 18 and had...
Mar 14, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On March 14, 1950, the Federal Bureau of Investigation introduces the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list in an effort to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives. The creation of the program arose out of a wire service news story in...
Mar 1, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On March 1, 1692, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, an Indian slave from Barbados, are charged with practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Later that same day, Tituba, possibly under coercion, confessed to the crime, encouraging the...
Feb 28, 2014
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 David Koresh by Michael Thomas Barry On February 28, 1993, Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas, prompting a gun battle in which four agents and six cult members are killed. They were attempting to arrest the leader of the Branch...
Feb 27, 2014
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn February 27, 1991, pornographer Artie Mitchell was shot to death by his brother Jim at his Marin County, California, home. When police responding to a 911 call by Artie's girlfriend arrived at the house they found Jim wandering aimlessly outside...
Feb 26, 2014
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 26, 1993, a bomb explodes in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people died and 1,000 were injured by the powerful blast, which also caused the evacuation of thousands of people from...
Feb 25, 2014
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On February 25, 1949, actor Robert Mitchum is released from a Los Angeles County prison farm after completing a two-month sentence for marijuana possession. In the fall of 1948, Mitchum, the star of classics such as Cape Fear and Night of the...

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