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Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.

Episode Date
September 26, 2020: “Kansas City Butcher” Kills
On this day in 1985, Robert Berdella Jr. AKA the Kansas City Butcher, brutally abused and murdered his fourth victim, James Ferris.
Sep 26, 2020
September 25, 2020: Bill Cosby Sentenced
On this day in 2018, Judge Steven O’Neill sentenced Bill Cosby to up to 10 years in prison for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand.
Sep 25, 2020
September 24, 2020: Bar-Jonah Attempts Child Murder
On this day in 1977, child predator Nathaniel Bar-Jonah assaulted and attempted to kill two children. Years later, Bar-Jonah faced allegations of sadistic serial murder and cannibalism.
Sep 24, 2020
September 23, 2020: Adam Anhang Murdered
On this day in 2005, real estate developer Adam Anhang was killed on the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The case culminated in an international manhunt that lasted more than ten years.
Sep 23, 2020
September 22, 2020: Ira Einhorn Arrested
On this day in 1998, Ira Einhorn was arrested for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Helen “Holly” Maddux. The arrest came nineteen years after her shocking death–and sixteen years after Einhorn posted bail for the crime and fled to Europe.
Sep 22, 2020
September 21, 2020: Andrea DelVesco Murdered
On this day in 2015, 21-year-old UCLA student Andrea DelVesco was found dead in her campus apartment. She had been stabbed 19 times in what appeared to be a burglary gone wrong.
Sep 21, 2020
September 20, 2020: MI6 Building Attacked
On this day in 2000, members of the Real Irish Republican Army launched a rocket at the MI6 office in London. Those responsible were never arrested.
Sep 20, 2020
September 19, 2020: Son of Sam’s Letter
On this day in 1977, the New York Post published a letter from the serial killer known as “Son of Sam.” The letter implied that he hadn’t been acting alone in his murder spree.
Sep 19, 2020
September 18, 2020: Domitian Assassinated
On this day in 96 CE, Roman Emperor Domitian was assassinated. His successor, Nerva, was named that same day… leading some to suspect that the new emperor was involved in Domitian’s bloody demise.
Sep 18, 2020
September 17, 2020: Shao Tong Reported Missing
On this day in 2014, Iowa State University student Shao Tong was reported missing. Her body was found nine days later—but by then, her killer had taken a one-way flight to China. 
Sep 17, 2020
September 16, 2020: Vicki Wegerle Murdered
On this day in 1986, Dennis Rader, also known as the BTK Killer, strangled 28-year-old Vicki Lynn Wegerle. Guest hosted by Dan Cummins from Incredible Feats. 
Sep 16, 2020
September 15, 2020: Lehman Brothers Collapses
On this day in 2008, financial firm Lehman Brothers made the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
Sep 15, 2020
September 14, 2020: Aiko Koo Murdered
On this day in 1972, 15-year-old Aiko Koo was murdered by notorious serial killer, Ed Kemper, also known as the Co-Ed Killer.
Sep 14, 2020
September 13, 2020: Amana Holiday Inn Murders
On this day in 1980, a housekeeper at the Amana Holiday Inn in Williamsburg, Iowa discovered a double homicide.
Sep 13, 2020
September 12, 2020: David Bacon Dies
On this day in 1943, Hollywood actor David Bacon died of a mysterious stab wound while driving his car.
Sep 12, 2020
September 11, 2020: Staten Island Conference of 1776
On this day in 1776, three representatives of the Continental Congress met with British Admiral Richard Howe in Staten Island, New York. They hoped to broker a peace treaty that might save the colonies from a bloody war. Instead, they crossed a point of no return.
Sep 11, 2020
September 10, 2020: Lattimer Massacre
On this day in 1897, a sheriff’s posse gunned down 19 unarmed coal miners in Lattimer, Pennsylvania.
Sep 10, 2020
September 9, 2020: U Ottama Dies in Jail
On this day in 1939, Sayadaw U Ottama, Buddhist monk and non-violent revolutionary, starved to death. Many call him the first martyr in Burma’s fight for independence. Guest hosted by Carter Roy from the Parcast original, Famous Fates: Movers and Shakers
Sep 09, 2020
September 8, 2020: Annie Chapman’s Body Found
On this day in 1888, the mutilated body of 47-year-old Annie Chapman was found in Whitechapel, England. Annie was the second victim of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.
Sep 08, 2020
September 7, 2020: San Francisco Brinks Robbery
On this day in 1989, a pair of bandits shot two security guards and one onlooker while robbing a Brinks truck in San Francisco.
Sep 07, 2020
September 6, 2020: President William McKinley Shot
On this day in 1901, anarchist Leon Czolgosz shot President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. The president died eight days later.
Sep 06, 2020
September 5, 2020: Pan Am Flight 73 Hijacked
On this day in 1986, four hijackers attacked Pan Am Flight 73 on a runway in Pakistan, resulting in the deaths of over twenty passengers and crew.
Sep 05, 2020
September 4, 2020: Peekskill Riots
On this day in 1949, Black singer Paul Robeson performed a concert to benefit the Civil Rights Congress near Peekskill, New York. But thousands of his supporters had to form a human shield around the show to block out angry, racist protesters. 
Sep 04, 2020
September 3, 2020: Sun Myung Moon Dies
On this day in 2012, the self-proclaimed messiah accused of cult-like behavior, Sun Myung Moon, died at the age of 92. His death ignited a power struggle over who should take his place at the head of the Unification Church—or the “Moonies,” as they’re sometimes called.
Sep 03, 2020
September 2, 2020: Rocks Spring Massacre
On this day in 1885, a mob of white nationalists slaughtered 28 Chinese miners and wounded 15 more in Rock Springs, Wyoming—all in the name of a union uprising.
Sep 02, 2020
September 1, 2020: Libya Coup
On this day in 1969, a military group led by captain Muammar Gaddafi orchestrated a coup and seized control of Libya. 
Sep 01, 2020
August 31, 2020: Richard Ramirez Captured
On this day in 1985, serial killer Richard Ramirez was chased down by a mob of angry Angelenos and caught by police.
Aug 31, 2020
August 30, 2020: Mary Ramey Killed
On this day in 1885, an 11-year-old girl named Mary Ramey was murdered in Austin, Texas. She was the fourth victim of a serial killer known as “the Servant Girl Annihilator.”
Aug 30, 2020
August 29, 2020: Joann Hobson Disappears
On this day in 1985, 16-year-old Joann Hobson went missing from her hometown of Stockton, California—marking the inception of a gruesome, tragic tale.
Aug 29, 2020
August 28, 2020: The Fall of San Marco
On this day in 1849, the Republic of San Marco—or Venice, Italy as we know it today—lost its brief independence and was forced back under the Austrian Empire’s control.
Aug 28, 2020
August 27, 2020: John Milton’s Books Burned
On this day in 1660, King Charles II commanded English poet John Milton’s books burned in the city of London. These events inspired the outspoken, and controversial, Milton to complete his epic poem, “Paradise Lost.”
Aug 27, 2020
August 26, 2020: Jaycee Dugard Rescued
On this day in 2009, Jaycee Lee Dugard reappeared at a parole office in Concord, California. She had been missing for 18 years. Guest hosted by Molly Brandenburg from the Parcast original, “Conspiracy Theories.” 
Aug 26, 2020
August 25, 2020: Confrontation Day
On this day in 1948, the House Un-American Activities Committee held a highly anticipated and televised congressional hearing, known as “Confrontation Day.” Alger Hiss took to the stand to defend himself against accusations of communism from Whittaker Chambers.
Aug 25, 2020
August 24, 2020: Visigoths Sack Rome
On this day in 410 C.E., the Visigoths, led by King Alaric, became the first group of people to sack Rome. For three days, the Visigoths plundered, pillaged—and set the most prosperous city of the ancient world ablaze.
Aug 24, 2020
August 23, 2020: Sacco and Vanzetti Executed
On this day in 1927, two Italian-born anarchists were executed for a robbery they possibly didn’t commit. The controversial penalty sparked riots throughout the world.
Aug 23, 2020
August 22, 2020: First Geneva Convention
On this day in 1864, twelve nations signed the First Geneva Convention, which established neutral, war-time medical services for all soldiers. The resulting organization eventually became the Red Cross.
Aug 22, 2020
August 21, 2020: Robert Hansen Dies
On this day in 2014, serial killer Robert Hansen died in prison. Known as the “Butcher Baker,” Hansen raped, tortured, and killed at least 17 women before his capture.
Aug 21, 2020
August 20, 2020: Postumus Agrippa Murdered
On this day in 14 C.E., Postumus Agrippa, the grandson and potential heir of the late Roman emperor Augustus, was executed under mysterious circumstances.
Aug 20, 2020
August 19, 2020: Salem Witch Trials
On this day in 1692, five residents of Salem, Massachusetts—including a clergyman—were hanged to death for the crime of witchcraft. They wouldn’t be the last. Guest hosted by Wenndy MacKenzie from the Parcast original podcast, Unsolved Murders. 
Aug 19, 2020
August 18, 2020: Terrorist Attack In Finland
On this day in 2017, Abderrahman Bouanane—a Moroccan man who was denied asylum in Finland—staged a deadly terrorist attack, killing two people and wounding eight others.
Aug 18, 2020
August 17, 2020: Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin Murdered
On this day in 1847, 40-year-old Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin, was brutally murdered. The scandal surrounding the noblewoman’s slaying sent French society into an uproar.
Aug 17, 2020
August 16, 2020: Virginia Christian’s Execution
On this day in 1912, 17-year-old Virginia Christian was executed by electric chair for the murder of her employer, Ida Belote. To this day, Virginia remains the only female juvenile delinquent ever sentenced to the electric chair.
Aug 16, 2020
August 15, 2020: Frank Lloyd Wright House Murder
On this day in 1914, Frank Lloyd Wright’s employee set fire to one of his Wisconsin homes. Seven people died in the blaze, including the architect’s mistress.
Aug 15, 2020
August 14, 2020: Macbeth & King Duncan
On this day in 1040, the forces of Macbeth of Moray killed Scottish King Duncan I in battle. Nearly 600 years later, William Shakespeare immortalized Macbeth’s bloody fight for the throne in his tragedy of the same name.
Aug 14, 2020
August 13, 2020: Barbed Wire Sunday
On this day in 1961, the first stretch of the Berlin Wall was erected with barbed wire.
Aug 13, 2020
August 12, 2020: The Bosco Murders
On this day in 1993, a teenager named Joseph Shadow Clark broke into his old childhood home in the early hours of the morning and murdered the new residents. Guest hosted by Carter Roy from the Parcast original, Espionage.
Aug 12, 2020
August 11, 2020: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
On this day in 1994, a U.S. federal jury awarded nearly 287 million dollars to Alaskan commercial fishermen for the losses they sustained as a result of the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Aug 11, 2020
August 10, 2020: Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead
On this day in 2019, financier, pedophile, and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell. The coroner ruled it a suicide, but much of the public—and Epstein’s lawyers—called it a conspiracy.
Aug 10, 2020
August 9, 2020: The Manson Family Murders
On this day in 1969, four members of the Manson Family broke into the home of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanksi. Just after midnight, they murdered Tate and her houseguests.
Aug 09, 2020
August 8, 2020: The Great Train Robbery
On this day in 1963, a highly coordinated gang stole two and a half million British pounds from a mail train.
Aug 08, 2020
August 7, 2020: Ban on “Ulysses” Struck Down
On this day in 1934, after months of deliberation, the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling to remove the federal ban on James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.
Aug 07, 2020
August 6, 2020: Louis Freeh Confirmed FBI Director
On this day in 1993, Louis J. Freeh was confirmed by the United States Senate as the 5th director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he would oversee some of the most infamous criminal cases in U.S. history.
Aug 06, 2020
August 5, 2020: LAPD Officers Charged
On this day in 1992, four Los Angeles police officers were indicted on civil charges for violating Rodney King’s rights in an act of police brutality. Guest hosted by Alastair Murden from the Parcast original, Kingpins. 
Aug 05, 2020
August 4, 2020: Anne Frank Arrested
On this day in 1944, Nazi officers raided a spice and jam warehouse in Amsterdam. They discovered eight Jewish civilians and arrested them all, including fifteen-year-old Anne Frank.
Aug 04, 2020
August 3, 2020: Alger Hiss’ Confrontation Day
On this day in 1948, the House Un-American Activities Committee held a highly anticipated congressional hearing, wherein Alger Hiss took to the stand to defend himself against accusations from Whittaker Chambers.
Aug 03, 2020
August 2, 2020: Bologna Massacre
On this day in 1980, neo-fascists bombed a train station in Bologna, Italy, killing eighty-five people and injuring more than two-hundred.
Aug 02, 2020
August 1, 2020: The Assassination of Sid Hatfield
On this day in 1921, Sid Hatfield and his friend Ed Chambers were assassinated by agents of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency.
Aug 01, 2020
July 31, 2020: The Death of Mark Antony
On this day in 30 BCE, 53-year-old Mark Antony defended Egypt against Rome in the bloody Battle of Alexandria.
Jul 31, 2020
July 30, 2020: USS Indianapolis Torpedoed
On this day in 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian.
Jul 30, 2020
July 29, 2020: John Demjanjuk Acquitted
On this day in 1993, retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk appeared before the Israeli Supreme Court after appealing his 1988 conviction. He’d been sentenced to death for crimes committed during World War Two.
Jul 29, 2020
July 28, 2020: 14th Amendment Ratified
On this day in 1868, the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified.
Jul 28, 2020
July 27, 2020: The Murder of Eugene Williams
On this day in 1919, 17-year-old Black teen Eugene Williams was murdered after accidentally rafting into the white section of Lake Michigan’s segregated waters. His death sparked the Chicago Race Riot of 1919, and a broader wave of protests known as “The Red Summer.”
Jul 27, 2020
July 26, 2020: Special Agent Force Founded
On this day in 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte founded the federal investigative agency that eventually became the FBI.
Jul 26, 2020
July 25, 2020: Jonelle Matthews’ Remains Found
On this day in 2019, the remains of a 12-year-old girl were found by construction workers in Weld County, Colorado.
Jul 25, 2020
July 24, 2020: Amy Wroe Bechtel Goes Missing
On this day in 1997, 24-year-old Amy Wroe Bechtel went missing while running in Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest. 
Jul 24, 2020
July 23, 2020: Karen Beineman Disappears
On this day in 1969, 18-year-old Karen Beineman disappeared in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She was last seen getting onto a stranger’s motorcycle outside a wig shop.
Jul 23, 2020
July 22, 2020: John Dillinger Shot
On this day in 1934, legendary bank robber John Dillinger was shot and killed by FBI agents outside Chicago’s Biograph theater. Guest hosted by Ash Kelly and Alaina Urquhart from the Parcast original, Crime Countdown.
Jul 22, 2020
July 21, 2020: The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
On this day in 1877, Pennsylvania state militia attacked railroad workers participating in one of the largest strikes of the 19th century.
Jul 21, 2020
July 20, 2020: Eddie Tipton Found Guilty
On this day in 2015, Eddie Tipton was found guilty of rigging the lottery in Iowa. He’d used his position inside the industry to cheat the system and get rich quick…
Jul 20, 2020
July 19, 2020: Oil Tankers Collide
On this day in 1979, the Very Large Crude Carrier Atlantic Empress collided with another VLCC, the Aegean Captain. The wreckage spewed roughly 280,000 tons of oil into the Caribbean Sea.
Jul 19, 2020
July 18, 2020: Edict of Expulsion Issued
On this day in the year 1290, King Edward I of England issued an edict expelling the Jewish people from his kingdom. As many as 16,000 Jews were turned into refugees overnight.
Jul 18, 2020
July 17, 2020: Bloody Falls Massacre
On this day in 1771, it’s possible that one of the most infamous events in indigenous Canadian history took place. According to the posthumously released journal of surveyor Samuel Hearne, a group of Dene tribe members killed 20 Inuit nomads.
Jul 17, 2020
July 16, 2020: Catcher in the Rye Published
On this day in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye was published. J.D. Salinger’s coming-of-age classic would be embraced by generations of teenagers. However, the book had another, much darker, legacy… 
Jul 16, 2020
July 15, 2020: Taiwan Ends Martial Law
On this day in 1987, Taiwan ended thirty-eight years of martial law—but that didn’t necessarily mean peaceful, democratic governing would follow. Guest hosted by Greg Polcyn from the Parcast original show Haunted Places. 
Jul 15, 2020
July 14, 2020: The Storming of the Bastille
On this day in 1789, angry French citizens and soldiers stormed a garrison-turned-political prison: The Bastille. The mob murdered, looted and destroyed the building. But they did it all in the name of democracy.
Jul 14, 2020
July 13, 2020: Betancourt Rescue Aborted
On this day in 2003, French intelligence operatives aborted a mission to rescue French-Colombian politician Íngrid Betancourt from FARC rebels in Colombia—resulting in an international political scandal.
Jul 13, 2020
July 12, 2020: Sacred Mayan Texts Burned
On this day in 1562, a Spanish friar named Diego de Landa ordered the destruction of dozens of sacred texts in an attempt to convert the Maya people to Christianity.
Jul 12, 2020
July 11, 2020: Roman Emperor Anthemius Captured
On this day in 472, enemies of Emperor Anthemius, ruler of the Western Roman Empire, captured and beheaded him in Old St. Peter’s Basilica.  
Jul 11, 2020
July 10, 2020: King Canute IV Assassinated
On this day in 1086, King Canute IV of Denmark was killed during a peasant uprising. He was eventually canonized as the patron saint of the country.
Jul 10, 2020
July 9, 2020: Greek Cypriots Executed
On this day in 1821, 486 Greek Cypriots were executed by the Ottoman Empire. Among the victims was a prominent member of the Greek Orthodox community, Archbishop Kyprianos.
Jul 09, 2020
July 8, 2020: The Shootout on Juneau Wharf
On this day in 1898, the Wild West’s most notorious con man, Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith, was killed in a shootout in Skagway, Alaska. Guest hosted by Carter Roy from the Parcast series Unsolved Murders. 
Jul 08, 2020
July 7, 2020: The Murders of Virginia and Rachelle Temple
On this day in 1984, Virginia Temple and her ten-year-old daughter were found dead in Toledo, Ohio. They were the latest victims of serial killer couple Alton Coleman and Debra Brown.
Jul 07, 2020
July 6, 2020: The Martyrdom of Jan Hus
On this day in 1415, Czech religious reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake for heresy. His martyrdom fueled a nearly 20-year war between the Pope and Hus’s followers.
Jul 06, 2020
July 5, 2020: Bloody Thursday
On this day in 1934, police opened fire on the longshoreman striking at the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California. The men were protesting for better wages and working conditions, but the violent assault left over a hundred wounded and two dead.
Jul 05, 2020
July 4, 2020: Dannarriah Finley Disappears
On this day in 2002, four-year-old Dannarriah Finley disappeared from her home in Orange, Texas. Residents of Orange rallied together in the search for Dannarriah… but after four days, they discovered that she was the victim of a horrific murder.
Jul 04, 2020
July 3, 2020: Last Great Auks Killed
On this day in 1844, the last pair of great auks was killed. Due to overhunting from eager collectors, these penguin-like birds were wiped off the earth.
Jul 03, 2020
July 2, 2020: James Garfield Shot
On this day in 1881, President James Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau. Garfield would survive another 79 days before succumbing to his bullet wounds.
Jul 02, 2020
July 1, 2020: The Wonderland Murders
On this day in 1981, members of the drug-peddling Wonderland Gang were viciously beaten to death in their home on Wonderland Avenue in Los Angeles. Guest hosted by Molly Brandenburg from the Parcast series, Medical Mysteries. 
Jul 01, 2020
June 30, 2020: The Glasgow Airport Bombing
On this day in 2007, Kafeel Ahmed and Bilal Abdulla drove a Jeep Cherokee filled with propane canisters and barrels of gasoline into the entrance of Glasgow Airport in a failed terrorist attack.
Jun 30, 2020
June 29, 2020: Lewis and Clark Expedition Flogging
On this day in 1804, two members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were court-martialed for breaking into the party’s stores and drinking while on duty.
Jun 29, 2020
June 28, 2020: Castro Seizes Oil Refineries
On this day in 1960, dictator Fidel Castro began seizing control of American oil refineries in Cuba. The incident caused the relationship between the United States and Cuba to deteriorate beyond repair for decades.
Jun 28, 2020
June 27, 2020: Nazi Saboteurs Captured
On this day in 1942, the FBI captured the last of eight Nazi saboteurs planning to decimate the American war machine.
Jun 27, 2020
June 26, 2020: Yorkshire Ripper Kills Shop Assistant
On this day in 1977, 16-year-old Jayne MacDonald was murdered on her way home from a night out with friends. It was the fifth in a string of murders by the mysterious killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper.
Jun 26, 2020
June 25, 2020: Nyleen Kay Marshall Disappears
On this day in 1983, four-year-old Nyleen Kay Marshall vanished in the Helena National Forest.
Jun 25, 2020
June 24, 2020: UpStairs Fire
On this day in 1973, 32 members of the Metropolitan Community Church were killed in an arson attack at the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Guest hosted by Kate Leonard from the Parcast series, Daily Quote.
Jun 24, 2020
June 23, 2020: June Days Uprising Begins
On this day in 1848, workers in Paris revolted against France’s newly installed conservative government. It marked the beginning of a historic 4-day uprising known as June Days.
Jun 23, 2020
June 22, 2020: Mississippi Burning
On this day in 1964, FBI officers were called to Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers. What they uncovered would shock the nation.
Jun 22, 2020
June 21, 2020: Flag Burning Protected
On this day in 1989, the United States Supreme Court ruled that flag burning is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.
Jun 21, 2020
June 20, 2020: Marion Wilson Jr. Executed
On this day in 2019, 42-year-old Marion Wilson Jr. was executed by lethal injection. He was the 1500th person to be executed in the United States since the return of the death penalty in 1976.
Jun 20, 2020
June 19, 2020: Mussolini Arrested
On this day in 1903, one of the most infamous Italians in history, Benito Mussolini, was arrested—for neither the first, nor the last time.
Jun 19, 2020
June 18, 2020: Battle of Orgreave
On this day in 1984, a miner’s union strike in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, devolved into a bloody clash with local policemen.
Jun 18, 2020
June 17, 2020: Wiedmann to the Guillotine
On this day in 1939, kidnapper and serial murderer Eugen Wiedmann was sent to the guillotine in Versailles, France...
Jun 17, 2020
June 16, 2020: George Stinney Executed
On this day in 1944, 14-year-old George Stinney became the youngest American to be executed in the 20th century. But he may have been killed for a crime he didn’t even commit…
Jun 16, 2020
June 15, 2020: Margaret Jones Executed
On this day in 1648, midwife and medicine woman Margaret Jones was executed for witchcraft in Boston. She was the first woman killed for the crime in Massachusetts Bay Colony, pre-dating the infamous Salem Witch Trials by almost 50 years.
Jun 15, 2020
June 14, 2020: First Transport to Auschwitz
On this day in 1940, a group of 728 Polish prisoners were forced on a train from Tarnów to Auschwitz. Less than half survived.
Jun 14, 2020
June 13, 2020: Murder of Robin Elam
On this day in 1977, 26-year-old Sister Roberta “Robin” Elam was raped and brutally murdered on the grounds of her own convent.
Jun 13, 2020
June 12, 2020: Simpson and Goldman Murdered
On this day in 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered outside of Nicole’s Brentwood home.
Jun 12, 2020
June 11, 2020: Timothy McVeigh Executed
On this day in 2001, domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh was executed in federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Jun 11, 2020
June 10, 2020: Jaycee Lee Dugard
On this day in 1991, 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped from a bus stop in Lake Tahoe.
Jun 10, 2020
June 9, 2020: Jake Lingle Shot
On this day in 1930, Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle was murdered on the way to a horse race.
Jun 09, 2020
June 8, 2020: “Study for ‘Over Vitebsk’” Stolen
On this day in 2001, Marc Chagall’s painting “Study for ‘Over Vitebsk’” was stolen from New York’s Jewish Museum. Three days later, the museum received a mysterious ransom note...
Jun 08, 2020
June 7, 2020: The Breakup of Microsoft
On this day in 2000, the U.S. Justice Department slapped Microsoft with a severe penalty following charges of breaking the law. The company stood accused of engaging in monopolistic practices.
Jun 07, 2020
June 6, 2020: RFK Dies
On this day in 1968, U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died. His death was the result of an assassination, committed 25 hours earlier.
Jun 06, 2020
June 5, 2020: Lake Bodom Murders
On this day in 1960, three teenagers were brutally murdered at Lake Bodom in Espoo, Finland.
Jun 05, 2020
June 4, 2020: Jonathan Pollard Pleads Guilty
On this day in 2000, the U.S. Justice Department slapped Microsoft with a severe penalty following charges of breaking the law. The company stood accused of engaging in monopolistic practices.
Jun 04, 2020
June 3, 2020: The Weepy-Voiced Killer
On this day in 1981, Paul Michael Stephani murdered Kimberly Compton in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stephani called 911 and confessed to the crime in tears, earning him the nickname, “The Weepy-Voiced Killer.”
Jun 03, 2020
June 2, 2020: Hope Murders
On this day in 2004, 71-year-old Hope Schreiner murdered her husband of 43 years, 78-year-old Robert Schreiner.
Jun 02, 2020
June 1, 2020: The Terry Nichols Sentencing
On this day in 2004, Terry Nichols arrived at an Oklahoma State courthouse for the first day of the penalty phase of his trial. He’d already been sentenced to life in prison by a federal jury—but state prosecutors believed he deserved worse for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Jun 01, 2020
May 31, 2020: Emperor Petronius Maximus Killed
On this day in 455 C.E., Emperor Petronius Maximus tried to escape Germanic Vandals. However, his own subjects murdered him before the invaders got the chance.
May 31, 2020
May 30, 2020: The Jackson Duel
On this day in 1806, future president Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel. Despite this murder, Jackson would face no criminal charges and go on to be seen as a national hero.
May 30, 2020
May 29, 2020: Jennifer Holiday
On this day in 2005, Texas EMT worker Jennifer Holiday was shot, abducted, tortured, and sexually assaulted—after watching her cousin, Anna Franklin, get murdered in cold blood.
May 29, 2020
May 28, 2020: Eastern Lightning Strikes McDonalds
On this day in 2014, followers of a Chinese cult, the Church of the Almighty God—also known as Eastern Lightning—killed a woman inside of a shopping mall McDonalds.
May 28, 2020
May 27, 2020: John Dillinger’s New Look
On this day in 1934, legendary bank robber John Dillinger underwent facial reconstructive surgery to change his appearance. Guest hosted by Richard Rossner from the Dictators podcast.
May 27, 2020
May 26, 2020: The Sir Broughton Trial
On this day in 1941, Sir Broughton stood trial for the murder of Lord Erroll. Both were English noblemen living in Kenya. And both were carrying on a relationship with one Diana Broughton.
May 26, 2020
May 25, 2020: Richard Cromwell Resigns
On this day in 1659, Lord Richard Cromwell resigned from the Protectorate of England, ushering in a new era of unrest.
May 25, 2020
May 24, 2020: Freedom Riders Arrested
On this day in 1961, a group of civil rights activists rode a bus into Jackson, Mississippi. Despite federal protections, all riders were jailed, labeled “criminals” for entering a bus stop.
May 24, 2020
May 23, 2020: Auto Lite Strike
On this day in 1934, a five-day standoff began. Thirteen-hundred Ohio National Guard troops faced down six-thousand striking auto workers and unemployed civilians in Toledo, Ohio.
May 23, 2020
May 22, 2020: Clinton’s Secret Service
On this day in 1998, Federal Judge Norma Holloway Johnson ruled that President Bill Clinton’s Secret Service would have to testify about the Monica Lewinsky Scandal.
May 22, 2020
May 21, 2020: Leopold & Loeb
On this day in 1924, wealthy University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in cold blood.
May 21, 2020
May 20, 2020: Church Street Bombing
On this day in 1983, a bomb went off in the South African city of Pretoria, killing 19 people and wounding over a hundred more. As the dust settled, it was clear that the attack was politically motivated, and carried out by the paramilitary wing of the African National Congress.
May 20, 2020
May 19, 2020: Brian Reader Arrested
On this day in 2015, notorious thief Brian Reader was arrested in connection with one of the largest burglaries in English history.
May 19, 2020
May 18, 2020: Operation Casablanca
On this day in 1998, the United States Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury announced the arrests of over 20 Mexican bankers—all of them connected to drug cartel money laundering.
May 18, 2020
May 17, 2020: Tent Girl Found
On this day in 1968, the decaying body of an unidentified young woman was found off Route 25 in backwoods Kentucky. She was dubbed “Tent Girl” by the media, thanks to the fabric her body was wrapped in.
May 17, 2020
May 16, 2020: Sedition Act Signed
On this day in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Sedition Act of 1918, making it illegal for United States citizens to publicly criticize the government or country’s involvement in World War I.
May 16, 2020
May 15, 2020: Jackson State Killings
On this day in 1970, armed police forces from across Mississippi were called to the Jackson State University Campus to subdue a group of students protesting the Vietnam War. Shortly after midnight, the police opened fire on the students.
May 15, 2020
May 14, 2020: The Assassination of Henry IV
On this day in 1610, King Henry IV of France was assassinated. His killer, François Ravaillac, insisted he acted alone…but did he?
May 14, 2020
May 13, 2020: Captain Arthur Phillip
On this day in 1787, Captain Arthur Phillip set sail from Portsmouth, England with a fleet of eleven ships. They were bound for a new penal colony in Australia.
May 13, 2020
May 12, 2020: Lindbergh Baby Found
On this day in 1932, 20-month-old Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., the kidnapped son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, was found—dead.
May 12, 2020
May 11, 2020: Kim Philby Dies
On this day in 1988, Soviet spy Harold “Kim” Philby died in Moscow, at the age of 76. It was the end of one of the most storied double-agent careers in espionage history.
May 11, 2020
May 10, 2020: Astor Place Riot
On this day in 1849, a riot erupted outside the Astor Opera House in New York City where Shakespeare’s Macbeth was being performed.
May 10, 2020
May 9, 2020: Cleashindra Hall Disappears
On this day in 1994, 18-year-old Cleashindra Hall vanished without a trace from Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
May 09, 2020
May 8, 2020: Standoff at Wounded Knee
On this day in 1973, Native American activists surrendered to federal authorities, marking the end of a historic 71-day standoff at Wounded Knee.
May 08, 2020
May 7, 2020: Sydney River McDonald’s Murders
On this day in 1992, three employees of a McDonald’s in Sydney River, Nova Scotia, were murdered in an armed robbery. It was the first “fast food murder” to occur in Canada.
May 07, 2020
May 6, 2020: William Colby’s Body Found
On this day in 1996, the body of former CIA director William Colby was found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, nine days after he disappeared.
May 06, 2020
May 5, 2020: Iran-Contra Joint Hearings
On this day in 1987, Congress commenced a joint hearing to investigate the Reagan administration’s illegal funding of the Contras, a guerilla military group in Nicaragua.
May 05, 2020
May 4, 2020: Kent State Massacre
On this day in 1970, a protest at Kent State University in Ohio turned deadly when four students were shot by National Guardsmen.
May 04, 2020
May 3, 2020: Sidney Reso Dies
On this day in 1992, Exxon Company International president Sidney Reso died in captivity, four days after being kidnapped outside his home in Morris Township, New Jersey.
May 03, 2020
May 2, 2020: Anne Boleyn Arrested
On this day in 1536, Henry VIII’s second wife, Queen Anne, was arrested. To her face, she was accused of adultery, but in whispers, she was accused of incest, conspiracy, and even witchcraft.
May 02, 2020
May 1, 2020: Illuminati Founded
On this day in 1776, Professor Adam Weishaupt founded a secret society he called…The Order of the Illuminati. It would go on to become one of the most infamous organizations on planet Earth.
May 01, 2020
April 30, 2020: Operation Mincemeat
On this day in 1943, the body of Major William Martin of Britain’s Royal Marines washed up on a beach in Huelva, Spain. The discovery of the body would set in motion one of the most notorious counterintelligence operations of World War II: Operation Mincemeat.
Apr 30, 2020
April 29, 2020: Nancy Wake
On this day in 1944, British spy Nancy Wake parachuted into France to help coordinate the French Resistance for the upcoming Allied invasion.
Apr 29, 2020
April 28, 2020: Maple Syrup Heist
On this day in 2017, three men were sentenced for their roles in one of the biggest heists in Canadian history—18.7 million Canadian dollars’ worth of maple syrup.
Apr 28, 2020
April 27, 2020: Mussolini Captured
On this day in 1945, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was arrested in Northern Italy. It was the beginning of the end for the longest-ruling fascist of the World War II era.
Apr 27, 2020
April 26, 2020: John Wilkes Booth Killed
On this day in 1865, Union soldiers at a farm in Port Royal, Virginia engaged in a deadly stand-off with presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth.
Apr 26, 2020
April 25, 2020: Obelisk of Axum
On this day in 2005, the last piece of the stolen Obelisk of Axum was returned to Ethiopia, after spending sixty-eight years in Rome, Italy.
Apr 25, 2020
April 24, 2020: Helen Barthelemy & Jack the Stripper
On this day in 1964, 22-year-old Helen Barthelemy was found asphyxiated in an alleyway in Brentford, England. A sex worker from Blackpool, Barthelemy fell prey to one of London’s most notorious serial killers—“Jack the Stripper.”
Apr 24, 2020
April 23, 2020: Battle of Clontarf
On this day in 1014, the forces of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, defeated an alliance of Viking and Irish armies at the Battle of Clontarf.
Apr 23, 2020
April 22, 2020: McNamara Arrested For LA Times Bombing
On this day in 1911, JB McNamara was arrested at his union office for bombing the LA Times building and killing 21 people. Guest hosted by Lanie Hobbs from Crimes of Passion and True Crime Fan Club.
Apr 22, 2020
April 21, 2020: Graham Young Kills Stepmother
On this day in 1962, serial killer Graham Young, aka the “Teacup Poisoner,” murdered his 37-year-old stepmother, Molly.
Apr 21, 2020
April 20, 2020: Zodiac Sends 13-Character Cipher
On this day in 1970, the notorious Zodiac Killer sent one of his most disturbing communications to the San Francisco press. The letter not only held the key to the killer’s identity, but also included a detailed bomb threat that terrified the public.
Apr 20, 2020
April 19, 2020: Tamerlan Tsarnaev Dies
On this day in 2013, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev died from his injuries after a shootout with the police. Tamerlan, along with his younger brother Dzhokhar, was suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon.
Apr 19, 2020
April 18, 2020: The International Court of Justice
On this day in 1946, the International Court of Justice held its inaugural sitting at The Peace Palace in The Netherlands.
Apr 18, 2020
April 17, 2020: Sirhan Sirhan Convicted
On this day in 1969, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was convicted of the murder of United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Apr 17, 2020
April 16, 2020: The Murder of Kelly Anne Bates
On this day in 1996, James Patterson Smith walked into a police station in Manchester, claiming that his teenage girlfriend drowned in the bathtub. Subsequent investigations showed that the death was far from an accident…
Apr 16, 2020
April 15, 2020: The Case of Sacco & Vanzetti
On this day in 1920, two anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, robbed and killed the paymaster and security guard of a Massachusetts shoe company.
Apr 15, 2020
April 14, 2020: Chibok Schoolgirls Kidnapped
On this day in 2014, 276 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria. Six years later, over one hundred girls are still presumed missing.
Apr 14, 2020
April 13, 2020: The Phantom Killer Strikes Again
On this day in 1946, the Phantom Killer committed his second double-murder in Texarkana, Texas.
Apr 13, 2020
April 12, 2020: The CBS Murders
On this day in 1982, three television engineers were fatally shot as they left their offices at CBS.
Apr 12, 2020
April 11, 2020: Ruth Ellis Charged With Murder
On this day in 1955, 28-year-old English nightclub hostess and escort Ruth Ellis was charged with murdering her lover, 25-year-old race car driver, David Blakely.
Apr 11, 2020
April 10, 2020: Madame LaLaurie Caught
On this day in 1834, New Orleans firefighters responded to an act of arson. But the fire’s light revealed an even more heinous crime, deep inside the LaLaurie Mansion.
Apr 10, 2020
April 9, 2020: Billy the Kid Found Guilty
On this day in 1881, legendary outlaw William H. Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, was found guilty of murder and condemned to the gallows.
Apr 09, 2020
April 8, 2020: Otto and Elise Hampel Executed
On this day in 1943, Otto and Elise Hampel were beheaded in Berlin’s Plötzensee Prison for their protests against Hitler’s government.
Apr 08, 2020
April 7, 2020: Joe Gallo Murdered
On this day in 1972, notorious mobster Joseph “Crazy Joe” Gallo was gunned down in front of his family in a clam bar in Little Italy.
Apr 07, 2020
April 6, 2020: Gene Leroy Hart Manhunt
On this day in 1978, a team of Oklahoma law enforcement agents arrested 34-year-old Gene Leroy Hart. Hart was the main suspect for the notorious Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders.
Apr 06, 2020
April 5, 2020: Beverley Allitt Murders
On this day in 1991, 11-year-old patient, Timothy Hardwick, was admitted to the hospital after suffering from epileptic seizures. He would die in the care of nurse Beverley Alitt only a few hours later.
Apr 05, 2020
April 4, 2020: Buddhist Uprising
On this day in 1966, the Buddhist uprising in South Vietnam reached a crucial turning point when Nguyen Cao Ky sent battalions of South Vietnamese Marines to quash the unrest in Da Nang.
Apr 04, 2020
April 3, 2020: Unabomber Arrested
On this day in 1996, the FBI arrested an infamous domestic terrorist at his cabin in the Montana wilderness. It was the culmination of a 17-year manhunt, for a man known as “The Unabomber.”
Apr 03, 2020
April 2, 2020: Wanda Walkowicz
On this day in 1973, 11-year-old Wanda Walkowicz was sent to fetch groceries for her mother in Rochester, New York. Unfortunately, that afternoon, Wanda was the second victim in the gruesome and haunting, “Alphabet Murders.”
Apr 02, 2020
April 1, 2020: Bloody Easter
On this day in 1934, outlaws Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, and Henry Methvin shot and killed two Texas highway patrolmen.
Apr 01, 2020
March 31, 2020: Hinterkaifeck Murders
On this day in 1922, six people were murdered at a farmstead in southern Germany. It was a horrific event that would become one of the most infamous crimes in German history.
Mar 31, 2020
March 30, 2020: Judge Peel Found Guilty
On this day in 1961, Judge Joseph Peel, a corrupt municipal judge in West Palm Beach, Florida, was found guilty for participating as an accessory to murder.
Mar 30, 2020
March 29, 2020: Moscow Subway Bombing
On this day in 2010, two suicide bombers attacked two different metro stations in Moscow, during rush hour, killing forty people.
Mar 29, 2020
March 28, 2020: Emperor Pertinax
On this day in 193 CE, Roman Emperor Pertinax was murdered by his treacherous bodyguards.
Mar 28, 2020
March 27, 2020: Yoshikawa Arrives
On this day in 1941, Japanese spy Takeo Yoshikawa arrived in Hawaii. He was a key figure in planning the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor later that year.
Mar 27, 2020
March 26, 2020: Rayna Rison Disappears
On this day in 1993, 16-year-old Rayna Rison disappeared after her shift at the local animal hospital. It would take two decades for her murder to be solved.
Mar 26, 2020
March 25, 2020: “Hitler’s Clairvoyant” Assassinated
On this day in 1933, Erik Jan Hanussen was shot to death in the woods outside Berlin.
Mar 25, 2020
March 24, 2020: Mary Ann Cotton Hanged
On this day in 1873, convicted serial killer Mary Ann Cotton was executed for fatally poisoning her stepson, Charles Edward Cotton.
Mar 24, 2020
March 23, 2020: Colosio Assassinated
On this day in 1994, presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated in Tijuana, Mexico.
Mar 23, 2020
March 22, 2020: Zodiac Killer Pines Postcard
On this day in 1971, the San Francisco Chronicle received a strange postcard. Reporters were quick to connect it to the serial killer who terrorized northern California from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s: The Zodiac Killer.
Mar 22, 2020
March 21, 2020: Ponce Massacre
On this day in 1937, police in Ponce, Puerto Rico opened fire on a peaceful Nationalist parade. The resulting bloodshed killed at least 19 people and wounded around 200 more.
Mar 21, 2020
March 20, 2020: Tokyo Subway Attack
On this day in 1995, the Aum Shinrikyo cult killed 13 people when they released sarin, one of the deadliest nerve gases in the world, into the Tokyo subway system.
Mar 20, 2020
March 19, 2020: The Trial of “Dr. Satan”
On this day in 1946, the murder trial of French doctor Marcel Petiot began in Paris.
Mar 19, 2020
March 18, 2020: Frank Gotti Run Over
On this day in 1980, 12-year-old Frank Gotti was run over by a neighbor as he played outside his home in New York City. But Frank was the youngest son of John Gotti—the future head of the Gambino crime family—and the mafia wouldn’t let the story end there...
Mar 18, 2020
March 17, 2020: Leprechaun Bank Robbery
On this day in 2010, David Cotton held up a bank in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee wearing an unconventional disguise.
Mar 17, 2020
March 16, 2020: Timothy King Disappears
On this day in 1977, 11-year-old Timothy King vanished from his hometown of Birmingham, Michigan. His body would later be discovered, marking him as the fourth victim of the Oakland County Child Killer.
Mar 16, 2020
March 15, 2020: Julius Caesar Assassinated
On this day in 44 BCE, Roman general and dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a cabal of rival Senators.
Mar 15, 2020
March 14, 2020: Shannon Matthews Discovered Alive
On this day in 2008, 9-year-old Shannon Matthews was discovered in a flat in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England. She had been missing for 24 days.
Mar 14, 2020
March 13, 2020: FBI Arrests Jimmy Hoffa
On this day in 1957, labor leader Jimmy Hoffa was arrested by the FBI on charges of bribery.
Mar 13, 2020
March 12, 2020: Lewis Stabs Jones
On this day in 2009, Brian Lewis murdered his common-law wife, Hayley Jones. His motive was unthinkable; Brian claimed he killed his wife over a Facebook status.
Mar 12, 2020
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Mar 11, 2020
March 11, 2020: Lululemon Murder
On this day in 2011, 29-year-old Brittany Norwood murdered her co-worker, 30-year-old Jayna Murray. Their place of business? Lululemon, the athletic apparel store.
Mar 11, 2020
March 10, 2020: Cortimiglia Family Attacked
On this day in 1919, Italian immigrants Charles Cortimiglia, his wife Rose, and their two-year-old daughter, Mary, were brutally attacked by an intruder. 
Mar 10, 2020
March 9, 2020: Bombing of Tokyo
On this day in 1945, the United States executed the single deadliest airstrike in history on the city of Tokyo, Japan.
Mar 09, 2020
March 8, 2020: Timothy McVeigh Indicted
On this day in 1999, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the murder conviction of Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City Bomber.
Mar 08, 2020
March 7, 2020: Ellen Turner Abducted
On this day in 1826, 15-year-old Ellen Turner was abducted in a forced marriage plot intended to swindle her family out of their fortune.
Mar 07, 2020
March 6, 2020: The Rosenbergs Are Tried
On this day in 1951, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg's espionage trial began in New York's federal court. Today, nearly 70 years after the trial, their guilt or innocence is still a matter of debate.
Mar 06, 2020
March 5, 2020: The Beverley Allitt Murders
On this day in 1991, 11-year-old patient Timothy Hardwick was admitted to the hospital after suffering from epileptic seizures. He would die in the care of nurse Beverley Alitt only a few hours later.
Mar 05, 2020
March 4, 2020: Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders
On this day in 1972, Kim Wendy Allen, a junior college student in Santa Rosa, California, was raped, strangled and dumped after she hitched a ride late one night. Kim was the first victim discovered in the series of slayings now known as the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders.
Mar 04, 2020
March 3, 2020: Gary Glitter Convicted
On this day in 2006, former British pop star Gary Glitter was convicted of molesting two underage girls in Vietnam.
Mar 03, 2020
March 2, 2020: Nick Leeson Arrested
On this day in 1995, 28-year-old derivatives trader Nick Leeson was arrested for defrauding his superiors at Barings Bank and for cheating the Singapore exchange.
Mar 02, 2020
March 1, 2020: Massacre of Wassy
On this day in 1562, Francis, Duke of Guise ordered the massacre of dozens of Protestants as they worshipped in a makeshift church.
Mar 01, 2020
February 29, 2020: Salem Women Accused
On this day in 1692, farmer Thomas Putnam accused three women of witchcraft—some of the first witchcraft accusations in Salem, Massachusetts.
Feb 29, 2020
February 28, 2020: Mario Buda Arrested
On this day in 1921, Italian anarchist Mario Buda was arrested in his village of Savignano during an anti-Fascist protest. Little did the authorities know, they had apprehended the man suspected of a deadly bombing in New York City.
Feb 28, 2020
February 27, 2020: Jack Unterweger is Caught
On this day in 1992, Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger was caught by the authorities for the final time while hiding in Miami, Florida.
Feb 27, 2020
February 26, 2020: Branch Davidians Acquitted
On this day in 1994, eleven members of the Branch Davidian cult were acquitted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Guest hosted by Erica Kelly from Southern Fried True Crime.
Feb 26, 2020
February 25, 2020: Murder of Victoria Climbié
On this day in 2000, eight-year-old Victoria Climbié died in a hospital from physical abuse at the hands of her great-aunt and her great-aunt’s boyfriend.
Feb 25, 2020
February 24, 2020: Dell Cherry Factory Raid
On this day in 2015, authorities raided Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Factory in Brooklyn, New York. They came looking for potential environmental violations—what they found instead was a hidden drug empire.
Feb 24, 2020
February 23, 2020: Johann Hoch Executed
On this day in 1906, con artist Johann Hoch was executed for the murder of his wife, Marie Walcker-Hoch.
Feb 23, 2020
February 22, 2020: Samuel Byck Attempted Hijacking
On this day in 1974, out-of-work tire salesman Samuel Byck murdered two people in an attempt to hijack an aircraft and crash into the White House.
Feb 22, 2020
February 21, 2020: Bernard Julius Otto Kuehn
On this day in 1942, German-born Bernard Julius Otto Kuehn was convicted of spying for the Japanese. His espionage led to the devastating WWII attack on Pearl Harbor.
Feb 21, 2020
February 20, 2020: Golfers Violate Blue Laws
On this day in 1927, four golfers were arrested in Aiken, South Carolina for playing golf...on a Sunday.
Feb 20, 2020
February 19, 2020: Donner Party Relief
On this day in 1847, the first relief party began the arduous rescue of the Donner Party, who had been snowbound beyond the Sierra Nevada mountains the entire winter. Guest hosted by Carter Roy from Parcast Network’s Killer Knowledge.
Feb 19, 2020
February 18, 2020: Hanssen Arrested
On this day in 2001, FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and charged with espionage. He’d been a double agent for the USSR and Russia for more than two decades.
Feb 18, 2020
February 17, 2020: Dahmer Gets Life
On this day in 1992, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced on 15 counts of murder. The three-week insanity trial had been a nationally-televised spectacle.
Feb 17, 2020
February 16, 2020: The Greystone Murder Mystery
On this day in 1929, the 35-year-old heir to one of America’s largest fortunes, Ned Doheny, was found dead in his Beverly Hills mansion along with his secretary, Hugh Plunkett.
Feb 16, 2020
February 15, 2020: Mark Stebbins
On this day in 1976, 12-year-old Mark Stebbins became the first known victim of the “Oakland County Child Killer.”
Feb 15, 2020
February 14, 2020: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
On this day in 1929, seven members of Bugs Moran’s North Side Gang were gunned down in Chicago, Illinois.
Feb 14, 2020
February 13, 2020: The Execution of Catherine Howard
On this day in 1542, Catherine Howard, queen of England and wife of King Henry VIII, was executed for adultery.
Feb 13, 2020
February 12, 2020: Christa Helm Stabbed
On this day in 1977, 27-year-old actress Christa Helm was stabbed and killed on the streets of West Hollywood. Guest hosted by Jami Rice from MURDERISH.
Feb 12, 2020
February 11, 2020: Burke and Hare
On this day in 1828, William Burke and William Hare launched a plan to murder Abigail Simpson of Edinburgh…and sell her body to science.
Feb 11, 2020
February 10, 2020: Mike Tyson Found Guilty
On this day in 1992, pro-boxer Mike Tyson was found guilty of sexually assaulting beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington.
Feb 10, 2020
February 9, 2020: The Death of Sonia Mejia
On this day in 2006, 29-year-old Sonia Mejia was found dead inside of her Utah apartment. Her killer was responsible for two deaths: both Sonia’s and her unborn child’s.
Feb 09, 2020
February 8, 2020: Theft of Shergar
On this day in 1983, champion racehorse Shergar was kidnapped during an unsolved nighttime raid on his stable in Kildare, Ireland.
Feb 08, 2020
February 7, 2020: Ramzi Yousef Arrested
On this day in 1995, 26-year-old terrorist Ramzi Yousef was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan—two years after he masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Feb 07, 2020
February 6, 2020: Black Donnelly Family Funeral
On this day in 1880, five members of the Irish-Canadian family known as the “Black Donnellys” were laid to rest. And the priest presiding over the funeral... may have been involved in their murders.
Feb 06, 2020
February 5, 2020: Freda Burnell Disappears
On this day in 1921, 8-year-old Freda Burnell left her home in a Welsh village and never returned. Her disappearance turned into one of England’s most nefarious murders. Guest hosted by Amanda, Kenyon, and Lucy from Wine and Crime.
Feb 05, 2020
February 4, 2020: Patricia Hearst Kidnapped
On this day in 1974, heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped from her apartment by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Feb 04, 2020
February 3, 2020: Madeleine McCann’s Parents Cleared
On this day in 2008, an interview was published in which Alipio Ribeiro, then-head of Portuguese police, admitted that law enforcement had been too hasty to name Gerry and Kate McCann as suspects in their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance.
Feb 03, 2020
February 2, 2020: The Blackout Murder
On this day in 2011, 18-year-old Israel Nieves shot and killed 19-year-old Jason Rodriguez, in what he later claimed was a drug-induced blackout.
Feb 02, 2020
February 1, 2020: Dr. Hawley Crippen
On this day in 1910, Dr. Hawley Crippen murdered his wife Cora in their North London home.
Feb 01, 2020
January 31, 2020: Who Killed Rita Bouchard?
On this day in 1947, 17-year-old mill worker Rita Bouchard disappeared without a trace. Her body was found the next day, stabbed 30 times.
Jan 31, 2020
January 30, 2020: Assassination of Gandhi
On this day in 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, better known by his honorific, Mahatma, was assassinated by a Hindu extremist.
Jan 30, 2020
January 29, 2020: Charlie Starkweather
On this day in 1958, teenage criminal Charlie Starkweather was apprehended outside Douglas, Wyoming with his girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. The arrest ended the couples’ weeklong murder-spree. Guest hosted by Rachel and Desi from Hollywood Crime Scene.
Jan 29, 2020
January 28, 2020: Robert de Comines Murdered
On this day in 1069, the Earl of Northumbria, Robert de Comines, was burnt alive by rebel forces in Durham, England.
Jan 28, 2020
January 27, 2020: Silk Pajama Murder
On this day in 1955, Wall Street mogul Serge Rubenstein was murdered in his mansion in New York City’s Millionaire’s Row.
Jan 27, 2020
January 26, 2020: Beaumont Children Disappear
On this day in 1966, three children from a suburb of Adelaide, Australia went missing, sparking the largest missing persons search the country had ever seen.
Jan 26, 2020
January 25, 2020: Escaping Ivan Milat
On this day in 1990, hitchhiker Paul Onions narrowly escaped the clutches of Australia’s most notorious serial killer—Ivan Milat.
Jan 25, 2020
January 24, 2020: Ted Bundy Executed
On this day in 1989, serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy was executed via electric chair in a Florida penitentiary.
Jan 24, 2020
January 23, 2020: Chase’s 2nd Murder
On this day in 1978, Richard Trenton Chase, “The Vampire of Sacramento,” killed his second victim, Teresa Wallin.
Jan 23, 2020
January 22, 2020: “Mad Bomber” Confesses
On this day in 1957, “Mad Bomber” George Metesky confessed to planting over 30 explosives around New York City. Guest hosted by Sam Dingman from Family Ghosts.
Jan 22, 2020
January 21, 2020: Louis XVI Executed
On this day in 1793, the 38-year-old former King of France, Louis XVI, was executed by guillotine in Paris.
Jan 21, 2020
January 20, 2020: Iran Hostages Released
On this day in 1981, 52 American hostages were released from Iran after being held captive for 444 days.
Jan 20, 2020
January 19, 2020: Arnold Rothstein Arrested
On this day in 1919, gangster Arnold Rothstein held a high stakes dice game in a New York City apartment. Authorities interrupted the game and, in the ensuing chaos, three policemen were grazed with gunfire, and Rothstein was charged with the shooting.
Jan 19, 2020
January 18, 2020: Albert DeSalvo Sentenced
On this day in 1967, Albert DeSalvo was sentenced to life in prison for armed robbery and the sexual assault of four women. DeSalvo is most notorious, however, for confessing to the brutal Boston Strangler murders.
Jan 18, 2020
January 17, 2020: Gary Gilmore Executed
On this day in 1977, 36-year-old Gary Gilmore was executed by firing squad. He was the first person executed by the state after capital punishment was reinstated in the U.S.
Jan 17, 2020
January 16, 2020: The Barker Shootout
On this day in 1935, the FBI killed outlaw Ma Barker, and her son Fred, in a 4-hour shootout.
Jan 16, 2020
January 15, 2020: Sara Jane Moore Sentenced
On this day in 1976, 45-year-old Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to assassinate President Gerald Ford.
Jan 15, 2020
January 14, 2020: Lesley Whittle Kidnapped
On this day in 1975, 17-year-old heiress Lesley Whittle was abducted from her home in the village of Highley, England.
Jan 14, 2020
January 13, 2020: Abduction of Amber Hagerman
On this day in 1996, 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted from a supermarket parking lot in Arlington, Texas, and murdered. While her killer has never been found, the tragedy of her disappearance sparked the creation of the Amber Alert system.
Jan 13, 2020
January 12, 2020: Qubilah Shabazz is Arrested
On this day in 1995, 34-year-old Qubilah Shabazz was arrested for plotting to assassinate Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. She was allegedly seeking revenge for the 1965 assassination of her father, Malcolm X.
Jan 12, 2020
January 11, 2020: Wanda Beach Murders
On this day in 1965, 15-year-olds Christine Sharrock and Marianne Schmidt were murdered on the sand dunes off Wanda Beach, in south Sydney, Australia. Their case remains one of the most infamous unsolved murders in the country.
Jan 11, 2020
January 10, 2020: Roy DeMeo Killed
On this day in 1983, New York mobster Roy DeMeo was shot seven times and left dead in the trunk of his own car.
Jan 10, 2020
January 9, 2020: Bloody Sunday Massacre
On this day in 1905, a calvary of armed Russian soldiers fired into a crowd of peaceful protestors outside the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.
Jan 09, 2020
January 8, 2020: Pamela Werner’s Body Found
On this day in 1937, the mutilated body of 19-year-old Pamela Werner was found outside the walls of old Peking, China. Her murder was never solved.
Jan 08, 2020
January 7, 2020: Mark Essex Shooting Spree
On this day in 1973, 23-year-old Mark Essex shot 19 people in New Orleans, Louisiana—many of them police officers.
Jan 07, 2020
January 6, 2020: Nancy Kerrigan Attacked
On this day in 1994, Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was assaulted after a practice session in Detroit, Michigan.
Jan 06, 2020
January 5, 2020: The Death of Yahya Ayyash
On this day in 1996, Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash was assassinated by Shin Bet, Israel’s internal intelligence agency.
Jan 05, 2020
January 4, 2020: Charles Stuart Suicide
On this day in 1990, Charles Stuart, a Boston man suspected of killing his pregnant wife, committed suicide by jumping off the Tobin Bridge into the piercing cold of the Mystic River.
Jan 04, 2020
January 3, 2020: Joy Adamson Murdered
On this day in 1980, Joy Adamson, famed Austrian wildlife conservationist, was found dead by her assistant.
Jan 03, 2020
January 2, 2020: The Body in the Well
On this day in 1800, the body of 22-year-old Elma Sands was discovered in the Manhattan Well. Elma’s death captured the attention of the city, and led to the first murder trial with a recorded transcript in the USA.
Jan 02, 2020
January 1, 2020: Alcatraz Retrofit
On this day in 1934, Alcatraz Island began its formal transformation from a benign military brig into one of the most notorious federal prisons in the country.
Jan 01, 2020
December 31, 2019: The Egan Murders
On this day in 1964, 27-year-old Peter Egan, his 24-year-old wife Barbara Egan, and his 19-year-old brother Gerald Egan were murdered at a rest stop. Each family member was shot twice in the head, in what was described by investigators as a Gangland revenge killing.
Dec 31, 2019
December 30, 2019: The Miyazawa Murders
On this day in the year 2000, the Miyazawa family was slaughtered inside their home in the Setagaya Ward of Tokyo. Despite a large collection of available evidence, the murders have not been solved.
Dec 30, 2019
December 29, 2019: John Gill Found Murdered
On this day in 1888, 7-year-old John Gill was found murdered about 200 miles north of London. The brutality of the killing led the police and the press to link the crime to Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel murders.
Dec 29, 2019
December 28, 2019: Grimes Sisters Disappear
On this day in 1956, 12-year-old Patricia Grimes and her 15-year-old sister Barbara left the movies and never returned home.
Dec 28, 2019
December 27, 2019: Dian Fossey Found Murdered
On this day in 1985, primatologist Dian Fossey was found murdered at her research camp in Rwanda.
Dec 27, 2019
December 26, 2019: Jill Robinson’s Body Found
On this day in 1976, police in Michigan received a tip about a body lying on the side of the road. Upon investigation, they identified it as 12-year-old Jill Robinson. She would come to be known as the second victim in the mysterious case of the “Oakland County Child Killer.”
Dec 26, 2019
December 25, 2019: JonBenet Ramsey Murdered
On this day in 1996, JonBenet Ramsey was murdered. The death of the 6-year-old beauty queen captivated the nation and dominated headlines; it’s one of the most notorious unsolved murders in American history.
Dec 25, 2019
December 24, 2019: Sodder Family Tragedy
On this day in 1945, George and Jennie Sodder’s West Virginia home caught on fire. Five of their nine children were trapped inside the house as it burned to the ground.
Dec 24, 2019
Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3
Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL While on probation after an early release from prison in March of 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer continued his wave of sadistic violence. A chance event would finally lead to his arrest, and a media spectacle would bring Dahmer to the masses.
Dec 23, 2019
Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 2
Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL It was a murderous rampage that could have possibly been stopped. Although Jeffrey Dahmer failed numerous times to turn his life around, his multi-year killing spree also went ignored by his family, neighbors, sentencing judges, and court-appointed therapists.
Dec 23, 2019
Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1
Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL You know the name, but do you know the whole story? Jeffrey Dahmer—one of history’s most notorious serial killers, and our most requested episode, is now the subject of an exclusive 3-part special event. You can now listen to all 3 episodes within SERIAL KILLERS, and all of Parcast’s true-crime related feeds. He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start?
Dec 23, 2019
December 23, 2019: Sophie Toscan du Plantier
On this day in 1996, the body of 39-year-old French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found at her vacation home in County Cork, Ireland.
Dec 23, 2019
December 22, 2019: 1984 New York Subway Shooting
On this day in 1984, Bernhard Goetz shot and wounded four young Black men in a subway car in New York City. The incident launched a national debate about race, crime, and vigilantism.
Dec 22, 2019
December 21, 2019: Gacy’s Home Searched
On this day in 1978, police obtained a second search warrant to enter the home of suspected serial killer John Wayne Gacy. What they found in a crawl space underneath Gacy’s house remains one of the grisliest crime scenes in American history.
Dec 21, 2019
December 20, 2019: Luis Carrero Blanco Assassinated
On this day in 1973, Spanish Prime Minister Luis Carrero Blanco, the heir apparent to dictator Francisco Franco, was killed by a terrorist group.
Dec 20, 2019
December 19, 2019: Jules Rimet Trophy Theft
On this day in 1983, the Jules Rimet FIFA World Cup Trophy was stolen from the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
Dec 19, 2019
December 18, 2019: Ivan Boesky Sentenced
On this day in 1987, Ivan Boesky was sentenced to three years in prison. When he was found guilty of insider trading.
Dec 18, 2019
December 17, 2019: Margaret Martin Disappears
On this day in 1938, went to meet a mysterious man for a job interview. It was the last time she was seen alive. Her body turned up 4 days later—her killer never found.
Dec 17, 2019
December 16, 2019: Judge Robert Vance Killed
On this day in 1989, Federal Judge Robert Vance opened a mail bomb delivered to his house; the explosion killed him instantly.
Dec 16, 2019
December 15, 2019: Black Dahlia Origins
On this day in 1946, Robert Manley decided to cheat on his wife—setting off a chain of events that led directly to Manley’s arrest as a suspect in one of the most gruesome murders in American history: The Black Dahlia.
Dec 15, 2019
December 14, 2019: The Sweet Dew Incident
On this day in 835 CE, a plot hatched by China’s Emperor Wenzong to kill the court eunuchs backfired. Instead, the eunuchs used their own army to slaughter more than 1,000 government officials and their families.
Dec 14, 2019
December 13, 2019: The Eichmann Verdict
On this day in 1961, the widely publicized trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann reached its conclusion in Jerusalem.
Dec 13, 2019
December 12, 2019: Corpsewood Manor Murders
On this day in 1982, 56-year-old Dr. Charles Scudder and his partner, 44-year-old Joseph Odom, were murdered in their house in rural Georgia.
Dec 12, 2019
December 11, 2019: Lufthansa Heist
On this day in 1978, over $5.8 million in cash and jewelry were stolen from the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
Dec 11, 2019
December 10, 2019: Brighton Trunk Murders Trial
On this day in 1934, Tony Mancini began his trial for the Brighton Trunk murders. But the crime itself was bound to another, eerily similar murder.
Dec 10, 2019
December 9, 2019: JFK’s Assassination Findings
On this day in 1963, the FBI released a five-volume report on the JFK assassination to the Warren Commission: the agency’s first official investigative statement on President Kennedy’s death.
Dec 09, 2019
December 8, 2019: Washington Monument Standoff
On this day in 1982, nuclear disarmament activist Norman D. Mayer brought Washington D.C. to a stand-still when he claimed to have a truck full of explosives at the Washington Monument.
Dec 08, 2019
December 7, 2019: Menendez Brothers Indicted
On this day in 1992, a Grand Jury indicted Lyle and Erik Menendez for murdering their parents in Beverly Hills over 3 years earlier.
Dec 07, 2019
December 6, 2019: “Tent Girl” Murdered
On this day in 1967, 24-year-old Barbara Ann Taylor was murdered. For 30 years, her body remained unidentified, and she was simply referred to as “Tent Girl” — due to the material covering her corpse.
Dec 06, 2019
December 5, 2019: Boston Belfry’s First
On this day in 1873, Bridget Landregan was found beaten and strangled to death in Boston. Witnesses described a figure wearing a black cape standing menacingly over her body, but he fled before they could see his face.
Dec 05, 2019
December 4, 2019: Moses Sithole Found Guilty
On this day in 1997, Moses Sithole was found guilty of 38 counts of murder and 40 counts of sexual assault, making him one of the most notorious serial killers in South African history.
Dec 04, 2019
December 3, 2019: Agatha Christie Disappears
On this day in 1926, mystery novelist Agatha Christie vanished from her home outside London for nearly two weeks; when she was later discovered, she had no recollection of her disappearance.
Dec 03, 2019
December 2, 2019: Pablo Escobar Killed
On this day in 1993, notorious cocaine crime lord Pablo Escobar was fatally shot after a police chase across the rooftops of Bogota.
Dec 02, 2019
December 1, 2019: Taman Shud
On this day in 1948, a man was found dead on Somerton Beach in Adelaide, Australia with no clues to his identity. The investigation into his person would fascinate the world but ultimately prove fruitless. He came to be known by the two words found on a piece of paper in his pocket: “Tamam Shud.”
Dec 01, 2019
November 30, 2019: Gary Ridgway Apprehended
On this day in 2001, Gary Ridgway was arrested and thanks to DNA testing, was proven to be the "Green River Killer."
Nov 30, 2019
November 29, 2019: Natalie Wood Drowns
On this day in 1981, actress Natalie Wood was found dead in the water off the coast of Catalina Island in Southern California. Police initially ruled the death an accident, but have since reopened the case and investigated it as a possible homicide.
Nov 29, 2019
November 28, 2019: Lady Pirates Escape Death
On this day in 1720, Anne Bonny and Mary Read were convicted of piracy and sentenced to hang. Before their sentence was carried out, both of them pleaded pregnancy and were not hanged.
Nov 28, 2019
November 27, 2019: Baby Face Nelson Dies
On this day in 1934, Baby Face Nelson, an American bank robber, was killed in a shootout with the FBI. But not before he’d killed more FBI agents than any other criminal in history.
Nov 27, 2019
November 26, 2019: Brink’s-Mat Robbery
On this day in 1983, diamonds, gold, and cash worth £26 million pounds were stolen from a warehouse near Heathrow Airport in London.
Nov 26, 2019
November 25, 2019: Mirabal Sisters Assassinated
On this day in 1960, the activist Mirabal sisters were assassinated, and their deaths were staged to look like a car accident.
Nov 25, 2019
November 24, 2019: D.B. Cooper
On this day in 1971,  D.B. Cooper hijacked a commercial airliner, then disappeared into the night with a $200,000 ransom.
Nov 24, 2019
November 23, 2019: Felix Moncla and Robert Wilson Disappear
On this day in 1953, Air Force pilot Felix Moncla Jr. and his radar observer, Robert L. Wilson, disappeared on a routine mission over Lake Superior.
Nov 23, 2019
November 22, 2019: Blackbeard Killed
On this day in 1718, Edward Teach, the infamous pirate known as Blackbeard, was killed off the coast of North Carolina during the Battle of Ocracoke.
Nov 22, 2019
November 21, 2019: Columbine Mine Massacre
On this day in 1927, a group of coal miners on strike in the town of Serene, Colorado came head-to-head with state police—6 were killed. The incident became a rallying point for Labor Rights activists across the U.S.
Nov 21, 2019
November 20, 2019: The Rostov Ripper Caught
On this day in 1990, Russian authorities arrested serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, better known as the Rostov Ripper.
Nov 20, 2019
November 19, 2019: Charles Manson Dies
On this day in 2017, infamous cult leader Charles Manson dies of heart and respiratory failure due to colon cancer.
Nov 19, 2019
November 18, 2019: The Jonestown Massacre
On this day in 1978, Jim Jones, the founder of the People’s Temple cult, led a little over 900 followers to drink poisoned Flavor-Aid in a mass suicide.
Nov 18, 2019
November 17, 2019: H.H. Holmes Arrested
On this day in 1894, con artist and serial killer H.H. Holmes was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.
Nov 17, 2019
November 16, 2019: Carmen Colon Disappears
On this day in 1971, 10-year Carmen Colon disappeared in Rochester, New York. She was found dead two days later, setting off a string of alliterative killings known as the Alphabet Murders.
Nov 16, 2019
November 15, 2019: Myra Hindley Dies
On this day in 2002, Myra Hindley, co-conspirator in the notorious Moors Murders, died in prison.
Nov 15, 2019
November 14, 2019: The Mothman Sighted
On this day in 1966, the Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia was sighted in the neighboring town of Salem by contractor Merle Partridge. Merle’s dog was never seen again.
Nov 14, 2019
November 13, 2019: The Amityville Murders
On this day in 1974, 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot his mother, father, and four siblings while they slept in their New York home.
Nov 13, 2019
November 12, 2019: Randall Saito Escapes
On this day in 2017, 59-year-old Randall Toshio Saito walked out of Hawaii State Hospital. He’d been committed there for over 30 years.
Nov 12, 2019
November 11, 2019: Lori Lee Kursa Disappears
On this day in 1972, 13-year-old Lori Lee Kursa slipped away from her mother during a shopping trip, and was never seen alive again.
Nov 11, 2019
November 10, 2019: Suffragists Arrested
On this day in 1917, 33 members of the National Women’s Party were arrested for picketing in front of the White House. They had been peacefully demanding women’s suffrage for months, but were countered by violence in the infamous “Night of Terror.”
Nov 10, 2019
November 9, 2019: John List Murders Family
On this day in 1971, 46-year old John List murdered his wife, mother, and three children.
Nov 09, 2019
November 8, 2019: Carolyn Wasilewski
On this day in 1954, 14-year-old Carolyn Wasilewski was murdered. Her body was found the following day with the name “Paul” written in lipstick on her thigh.
Nov 08, 2019
November 7, 2019: Butch and Sundance
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente Canton, Bolivia on this day in 1908.
Nov 07, 2019
November 6, 2019: Palace of Justice Seized
On this day in 1985, a group of militants seized the Palace of Justice in Bogota, Colombia. The bloody conflict left hundreds dead, including eleven of the nation’s twenty-five supreme court judges.
Nov 06, 2019
November 5, 2019: Guy Fawkes Arrested
On this day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was arrested in connection with the Gunpowder Plot, a failed attempt to assassinate King James I.
Nov 05, 2019
November 4, 2019: Hara Takashi
Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi was assassinated in Tokyo on this day in 1921.
Nov 04, 2019
November 3, 2019: Black Bart’s Final Robbery
On this day in 1883, infamous western outlaw "Black Bart the Poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, leaving behind a clue that would eventually lead to his capture.
Nov 03, 2019
November 2, 2019: Penguin Books Verdict
On this day in 1960, Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the trial of Regina V. Penguin Books Ltd.
Nov 02, 2019
November 1, 2019: Edmund Zagorski
On this day in 2018, 63-year-old Edmund Zagorski was executed by electrocution in Tennessee for two counts of first-degree murder.
Nov 01, 2019
October 31, 2019: The Hillside Strangler Strikes
On this day in 1977, the body of 15-year-old Judith Lynn Miller was discovered in a flowerbed in the Los Angeles neighborhood of La Crescenta.
Oct 31, 2019
October 30, 2019: Sybille Niemans Murdered
On this day in 1959, a popular Dutch sex worker nicknamed “Blonde Dolly” was strangled at her home in The Hague.
Oct 30, 2019
October 29, 2019: Lindy Chamberlain Convicted
Alice “Lindy” Chamberlain was convicted of killing her 9-week-old daughter during an Australian camping trip, on this day in 1982.
Oct 29, 2019
October 28, 2019: The Volstead Act
On this day in 1919, Congress passes the Volstead Act (National Prohibition Act) which establishes the definition of illegal liquor and the punishments for making it.
Oct 28, 2019
October 27, 2019: Harold Jones Confesses
On this day in 1921, 15-year-old Harold Jones confesses to the murder of 11-year-old Florence Little one week before his case went to trial. But it wasn’t just Florence he’d killed.
Oct 27, 2019
October 26, 2019: Sylvia Likens
On this day in 1965, teenager Sylvia Likens dies of the injuries inflicted by her foster mother.
Oct 26, 2019
October 25, 2019: Maury Travis
On this day in 1965, notorious St. Louis-area serial killer Maury Travis was born.
Oct 25, 2019
October 24, 2019: Robert Pickton
Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton, who was convicted of killing six women, was born on this day in 1949.
Oct 24, 2019
October 23, 2019: The Monster of Florence Strikes Again
On this day in 1981, engaged couple Stefano Baldi and Susanna Cambi became the serial killer’s next victims—shot and stabbed to death in the vicinity of Calenzano.
Oct 23, 2019
October 22, 2019: Sims Family Murdered
Robert, Helen and their daughter Joy Sims were bound, gagged, stabbed and shot to death. Found by the couple’s oldest daughter, Jeanie, on this day in 1966.
Oct 22, 2019
October 21, 2019: Oscar Pistorius Sentenced
On this day in 2014, former Olympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 5 years in prison for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Oct 21, 2019
October 20, 2019: Georgette Bauerdorf Inquest
On this day in 1944, a jury of nine men found that Bauerdorf's death was a homicide, and proposed a thorough investigation to apprehend her killer. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at or with the Jimmy John’s app.
Oct 20, 2019
October 19, 2019: DC Sniper Shootings Continue
On this day in 2002, Jeffrey Hopper is shot in a parking lot in Ashland, Virginia, 83 miles south of Washington. Doctors would remove the bullet two days later, connecting him to other DC Sniper victims. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at or with the Jimmy John’s app.
Oct 19, 2019
October 18, 2019: Sam Sheppard’s Trial Begins
Sam Sheppard's trial for the murder of his wife, Marilyn Reese Sheppard, begins on this day in 1954. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at or with the Jimmy John’s app.
Oct 18, 2019
October 17, 2019: Theodore Coneys
On this day in 1941, “The Denver Spiderman” Theodore Coneys bludgeons Philip Peters to death—the man whose attic he’d secretly been living in for a month. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at or with the Jimmy John’s app.
Oct 17, 2019
October 16, 2019: “The Cardiff Giant” Hoax
A 10-foot-tall “petrified man”—the Cardiff Giant “discovered” on this day in 1869. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at or with the Jimmy John’s app.
Oct 16, 2019
October 15, 2019: Marie Antoinette Convicted
On this day in 1793, Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried and convicted, and condemned to death the following day.

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Oct 15, 2019
October 14, 2019: Olympic Bomber Charged
On this day in 1998, white supremacist Eric Rudolph is named the prime suspect in a series of bombings—including Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic Games.

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Oct 14, 2019
October 13, 2019: Arlis Kay Perry
On this day in 1974, a 19-year-old newlywed is murdered inside Stanford Memorial Church.

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Oct 13, 2019
October 12, 2019: Mary Pinchot Meyer
On this day in 1964, a famous painter’s daily walk ends in murder.

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Oct 12, 2019
October 11, 2019: Paul Lee Stine
The Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed on this day in 1969.

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Oct 11, 2019
October 10, 2019: The Murder of Q.C. Chadwick
On this day in 2012, multi-millionaire Peter Chadwick murders his wife before going on the run.

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Oct 10, 2019
October 9, 2019: The Palo Verde Derailment
On this day in 1995,  Amtrak's Sunset Limited was derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.

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Oct 09, 2019
October 8, 2019: The Lindbergh Baby
On this day in 1934, B.R. Hauptmann was indicted for the murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.

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Oct 08, 2019
October 7, 2019: Irma Grese
One of Nazi Germany’s most feared officers was born on this day in 1923.

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Oct 07, 2019
October 6, 2019: Michael Stone
On this day in 1998, convicted murderer Michael Stone stood trial for the slayings of Doctor Lin Russell, her daughter, Megan Russell, and for the attempted murder of Lin’s other daughter, Josie Russell.
Oct 06, 2019
October 5, 2019: Miss Mary Cecilia Rogers
On this day in 1838, 17-year-old Mary Cecelia Rogers was reported missing by the New York Sun.
Oct 05, 2019
October 4, 2019: Vincent Coll
On this day in 1931, New York gang leader Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll was arrested for the murder of five-year-old Michael Vengali.
Oct 04, 2019
October 3, 2019: O. J. Simpson
On this day in 1995, O. J. Simpson was aquitted for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Oct 03, 2019
October 2, 2019: Jane Seneca Doe
On this day in 1976, cold case victim Jane Seneca Doe was found in unincorporated Seneca, Grundy County, Illinois.
Oct 02, 2019
October 1, 2019: The Los Angeles Times Bombing
On this day in 1910, dynamite was intentionally detonated at the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21 and injuring 100 others. 
Oct 01, 2019
September 30, 2019: Van Gogh Paintings Recovered
On this day in 2016, two stolen Van Gogh paintings were recovered in the possession of one of Italy's most notorious gangs. 
Sep 30, 2019
September 29, 2019: The Tylenol Murders
On this day in 1982, four people, including a 12 year old girl named Mary Kellerman, mysteriously died in the greater Chicago area. The investigation that followed soon determined they had been poisoned with tainted Tylenol
Sep 29, 2019
September 28, 2019: Pompey the Great
On this day in 48 BCE, Gnaeus “Pompey” Magnus was assassinated in Pelusium on the northern shores of Egypt. 
Sep 28, 2019
September 27, 2019: Fritz Haarmann
On this day in 1918, seventeen-year-old Friedel Rothe went missing. His body was never found, but serial killer Fritz Haarmann, also known as the Butcher of Hanover, later admitted to killing him in cold blood.
Sep 27, 2019
September 26, 2019: Harold Shipman
On this day in 1989, 1995, and 1997, Harold Shipman, killed three different elderly women under the guise of providing medical care.
Sep 26, 2019
September 25, 2019: The Bricca Family
On this day in 1966, the Bricca family, Linda, Jerry, and their 4-year-old daughter Debbie, were all brutally murdered in their own home.
Sep 25, 2019
September 24, 2019: John Hill
On this day in 1972, John Robert Hill was shot to death in his home just before he could stand trial for his role in the mysterious death of his first wife, Joan Robinson Hill.
Sep 24, 2019
September 23, 2019: Cleveland Torso Murders
On this day in 1935, the first bodies linked to the Cleveland Torso murderer were discovered. 
Sep 23, 2019
September 22, 2019: John Dillinger
On this day in 1933, outlaw John Dillinger was arrested in Dayton, Ohio.
Sep 22, 2019
September 21, 2019: Orlando Letelier
On this day in 1976, Chilean economist Orland Letelier was assassinated in Washington, D.C., by dictator Augusto Pinochet’s secret police.
Sep 21, 2019
September 20, 2019: Gordon Stewart Northcott
On this day in 1928, serial killer Gordon Stewart Northcott was apprehended in Okanagan Landing near Vernon, British Columbia after several days on the run.
Sep 20, 2019
September 19, 2019: Ricky Wirths
On this in 2017, Ricky Wirths shot tax enforcement agent Cortney Holloway after being served with a $400,000 tax warrant.
Sep 19, 2019
September 18, 2019: Patty Hearst
On this day in 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was arrested by the FBI after close to two years on the run.
Sep 18, 2019
September 17, 2019: Annie Le
On this day in 2009, Yale University lab technician Raymond Clark was arrested and charged with the murder of graduate student Annie Le.
Sep 17, 2019
September 16, 2019: Wall Street Bombing
On this day in 1920, unidentified attackers bombed Wall Street in Manhattan, killing 38.
Sep 16, 2019
September 15, 2019: 16th Street Baptist Church
On this day in 1963, the 16th St. Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by members of the KKK.
Sep 15, 2019
September 14, 2019: The Hall–Mills Case
On this day in 1922, Reverend Edward Hall and his lover, Eleanor Mills, were killed and later found dead beneath a crabapple tree surrounded by their shredded love letters. 
Sep 14, 2019
September 13, 2019: Fawaz Younis
On this day in 1987, terrorist and hijacker Fawaz Younis was arrested by undercover FBI agents and extradited back to the United States to stand trial for his crimes
Sep 13, 2019
September 12, 2019: Aileen Wuornos
On this day in 1990, the body of retired police chief Dick Humphreys was discovered. The woman responsible, they would soon learn, was America’s first female widely acknowledged serial killer.
Sep 12, 2019
September 11, 2019: Poisoned Umbrella
On this day in 1978, writer and broadcaster Georgi Markov died of blood poisoning, four days after being implanted with a poisonous device from an umbrella.
Sep 11, 2019
September 10, 2019: Salvatore Maranzano
On this day in 1931, 45-year-old Mafia boss Salvatore Maranzano was brutally murdered in his New York office. 
Sep 10, 2019
September 9, 2019: The Attica Prison Uprising
On this day in 1971, prisoners rioted and seized control of maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility, leading to a bloody stand-off with state troopers that left 43 dead.
Sep 09, 2019
September 8, 2019: Watergate
On this date in 1974, US President Gerald Ford pardoned his predecessor Richard Nixon for all crimes committed while in office, ensuring that he would not be prosecuted for his role in the Watergate scandal.
Sep 08, 2019
September 7, 2019: Tupac Shakur
On this day in 1996, Tupac Shakur was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sep 07, 2019
September 6, 2019: Susan Kuhnhausen
On this day in 2006, fifty-one-year-old Susan Kuhnhausen was forced to do the unthinkable: she killed a man in self-defense. However, it wasn’t a would-be thief or potential rapist that she killed. Instead, it was a hitman... sent by her own husband.
Sep 06, 2019
September 5, 2019: Carl Panzram
On this day in 1930, serial Killer Carl Panzram was executed at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary for the murder of laundry foreman Robert Warnke.
Sep 05, 2019
September 4, 2019: The Golden Dragon Massacre
On this day in 1977, a violent, years-long conflict between two rival gangs in San Francisco’s Chinatown culminated in one of the bloodiest shootouts the city had ever seen – The Golden Dragon Massacre.
Sep 04, 2019
September 3, 2019: Griselda Blanco
On this day in 2012, cocaine queenpin Griselda Blanco was gunned down in her hometown of Medellin, Colombia.
Sep 03, 2019
September 2, 2019: Dan White
On this day in 1946, Dan White, future murderer of Harvey Milk and George Moscone, was born.
Sep 02, 2019
September 1, 2019: Eric Witte
On this day in 1981, Eric Witte shoots his father, Paul Witte in the family home at his mother's orders.

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Sep 01, 2019
August 31, 2019: Jack the Ripper
On this day in 1888, Jack the Ripper killed his first victim, Mary Ann Nichols.

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Aug 31, 2019
August 30, 2019: Dr. John W. Webster
On this day in 1850, Harvard Professor Dr. John W. Webster was executed for murdering a member of Boston's upper class.

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Aug 30, 2019
August 29, 2019: The Golden State Killer
On this day in 1976, a mother and daughter's quiet evening at home was interrupted by an attack from the Golden State Killer.

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Aug 29, 2019
August 28, 2019: Emmett Till
On this day in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was abducted from his bed by two white men, beaten, and murdered.

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Aug 28, 2019
August 27, 2019: Edmund Kemper
On this day in 1964, a 15-year-old boy named Edmund Kemper would brutally kill his paternal grandparents. He would later go on to become one of the most infamous serial killers of all time.

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Aug 27, 2019
August 26, 2019: Virginia Hill
On this day in 1916, Virginia Hill, mob queen, was born in Lipscomb, Alabama. 
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Aug 26, 2019
August 25, 2019: George Lincoln Rockwell
On August 25, 1967, American Nazi Party founder George Lincoln Rockwell was shot and killed by former party member John Patler.
Aug 25, 2019
August 24, 2019: Mark David Chapman
On August 24, 1981, Mark David Chapman was sentenced to a lengthy prison term for the murder of music icon John Lennon.
Aug 24, 2019
August 23, 2019: Henry Lee Lucas
On August 23, 1936, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas was born in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Aug 23, 2019
August 22, 2019: Dorothy Jane Scott
On August 22, 1984, a memorial service was held for unsolved murder victim Dorothy Jane Scott at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California.
Aug 22, 2019
August 21, 2019: Mona Lisa Stolen
On August 21, 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa.
Aug 21, 2019
August 20, 2019: The Lead Masks Case
On August 20, 1966, the bodies of two Brazilian electrical engineers were found with strange lead masks over their eyes.

Aug 20, 2019
August 19, 2019: John Norman Collins
On August 19, 1970, John Norman Collins was convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Karen Sue Beineman. 
Aug 19, 2019
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Jul 30, 2019