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Apr.26.2012
On this date in 1865, John Wilkes Booth is killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.                       ...
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Apr.24.2012
Forensic evidence is first used in a criminal case in Australia on this date in 1922.                                    ...
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Apr.23.2012
On this date in 1014, Brian Boru, the high king of Ireland, is assassinated by a group of retreating Norsemen shortly after his Irish forces defeated them.                        ...
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Apr.22.2012
On this date in 1886, Ohio passes a statute that makes seduction unlawful.                                      ...
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Apr.21.2012
On this date in 1992, Robert Alton Harris is executed in California’s gas chamber after 13 years on death row.                                ...
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Apr.20.2012
On this date in 1841, Edgar Allen Poe's story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first appears in Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. The tale is generally considered to be the first detective story.                ...
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Apr.19.2012
On this date in 1995, a massive truck bomb explodes outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The blast collapsed the north face of the nine-story building, instantly killing more than 100 people and trapping dozens more in the rubble. Emergency crews raced to...
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Apr.18.2012
On this date in 1983, the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is almost completely destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63 people, including the suicide bomber and 17 Americans. The terrorist attack was carried out in protest of the U.S. military presence in Lebanon.     ...
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Apr.17.2012
After a week of tracking down every conceivable lead, police finally find the evidence they need in order to break the case of Nancy Titterton's rape-murder in New York City. Titterton, a novelist and the wife of NBC executive Lewis Titterton, was raped and strangled in her upscale home on Beekman...
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Apr.16.2012
On this day in 2007, in one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history, 32 students and teachers die after being gunned down on the campus Virginia Tech by Seung Hui Cho, a student at the school who later dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.         ...