Michael Thomas Barry

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:18
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn January 28, 1958, Charles Starkweather, a high-school dropout from Lincoln, Nebraska, and his teenage girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, kill a Lincoln businessman, his wife and their maid, as part of a murderous crime spree that began a week earlier and...
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:13
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn January 27, 1978, Richard Chase, who becomes known as the "Dracula Killer," murders Evelyn Miroth and Daniel Meredith, as well as Miroth's 6-year-old son and another woman, in Sacramento, California. Chase sexually assaulted Miroth with a...
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:58
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn January 25, 1981, Jiang Qing, the widow of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death for her "counter-revolutionary crimes" during the Cultural Revolution. Originally an actress in Communist theater and film, her marriage to Mao in 1939 was...
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:03
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On January 23, 1991, Darrell Lunsford, a county constable in Garrison, Texas was killed after pulling over a traffic violator. His murder was remarkable because it was captured on a camera set up in Lunsford's patrol vehicle. The videotape...
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:07
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On January 22, 1998, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him and acknowledges his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the "Unabomber." Born in 1942, Kaczynski attended Harvard...
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:37
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On January 21, 1959, Carl Dean Switzer, the actor who as a child played "Alfalfa" in the Our Gang comedy film series, dies at age 31 in a fight, allegedly about money, in a Mission Hills, California, home. Alfalfa, the freckle-faced boy with a...
Mon, 01/20/2014 - 09:44
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by Michael Thomas BarryOn January 20, 1974, Rae Carruth, a standout NFL football player who was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend, was born in Sacramento, California. On the night of November 15, 1999, Carruth, a receiver for the NFL’s Carolina...
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 09:23
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On January 18, 1990, at the end of a joint sting operation by FBI agents and District of Columbia police, Mayor Marion Barry is arrested and charged with drug possession and the use of crack cocaine. At the Vista International Hotel in downtown...
Fri, 01/17/2014 - 10:00
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On January 17, 1950, a team of 11 thieves, in a precisely timed and choreographed strike, steals more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. The Great Brinks Robbery, as it quickly became known, was almost...
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:43
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 by Michael Thomas Barry On January 16, 1936, Albert Fish was executed at Sing Sing prison in New York. The "Moon Maniac" was one of America's most notorious and disturbed killers. Authorities believe that Fish killed as many as 10 children and then ate their...

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