Today in Criminal History

Sub-Topics: Drug Lords - Gangsters - Mafiosos

Related Topics: Bank Robbers - War Criminals

Historical Events

Events 1 - 23 of 23

1787-05-13 - Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia
1811-03-01 - French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
1886-09-01 - Netherland's New Code of Criminal law enforced
1900-07-23 - The Canadian government reviews immigration policy, prohibiting criminals and paupers from landing in Canada
1902-04-18 - Denmark is first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals
1903-09-15 - Queen Wilhelmina calls railroad strikers "criminals"
1910-03-26 - US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
1930-12-23 - Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in NYC
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1932-11-05 - Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts
1967-10-29 - London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
1984-07-05 - Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials
1985-06-06 - Body of Nazi concentration camp doctor Dr Josef Mengele located & exhumed
1990-02-27 - Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
1992-05-18 - US Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
1993-01-19 - Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
1996-06-18 - Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted KaczynskiSerial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski 1997-05-01 - Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.
1998-09-02 - The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.
1999-05-27 - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
2002-07-01 - The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
2003-03-11 - The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.
2009-03-04 - International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, the first sitting head of state to be indicted
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan MilosevicPresident of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic 2010-02-23 - Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million litres of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 21 of 21

1829-01-05 - Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
1878-06-06 - Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney (d. 1956)
1904-02-03 - Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal
1910-12-19 - Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)
1927-04-12 - Patrick Meehan, petty criminal
1931-07-05 - James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal
1933-05-24 - Tony Mullett, dir-general (National Criminal Intelligence Service)
Murderer Charles MansonMurderer Charles Manson (1934-11-12) 1934-11-12 - Charles Manson, Cincinnati Ohio, American criminal (Tate-Labianco)
1936-12-28 - Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (d. 1979)
1938-09-30 - Salvatore Michael Caruana, Mass, criminal (FBI Most Wanted List)
1941-06-23 - Richard M. Richie Roberts, former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective, Criminal Defense Attorney
1950-01-24 - Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
1950-08-21 - Arthur Bremer, American criminal, who shot George C Wallace in May 1972.
1954-11-17 - Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
1956-11-15 - Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (d. 2003)
1958-03-21 - Gary Oldman, actor (Sid & Nancy, Criminal Law, State of Grace)
1958-05-29 - Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
1959-02-01 - Anthony LaPlagia, actor (Criminal Justice, Betsy's Wedding)
1966-09-19 - Eric Robert Rudolph, American criminal
1969-11-13 - Lori Berenson, American criminal
1981-12-16 - Took Leng How, Malaysian criminal (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

1725-05-24 - Jonathan Wild, English criminal (b. 1682)
1857-05-11 - E Francois Vidocq, French criminalogist/police officer, dies at 81
1865-05-30 - William Clarke Quantrill, criminal/Confederate bushwhacker, dies at 27
1935-01-16 - Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1871)
1956-11-22 - Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies
1967-09-19 - Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)
1986-04-15 - Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
1991-06-27 - Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
1993-01-01 - June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma
1993-05-14 - Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40
1994-08-14 - Patrick Meehan, petty Criminal, dies at 67
1995-01-06 - Edward Sutcliffe, judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
1996-04-13 - James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal, dies at 64
1996-07-17 - Paul Touvier, French WW II criminal, dies at 81
2003-06-21 - Jason Moran, Australian criminal (b. 1967)
2003-08-28 - Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)
2008-02-20 - Larry Davis (criminal)
2010-04-19 - Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)
2011-09-19 - Thomas Capano, attorney, criminal (b. 1949)
2013-02-28 - Bruce Reynolds, English criminal, dies at 81


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