Today in Criminal History
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 1st 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 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 - 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
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski 1996-06-18 - Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
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 - The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.
2010-02-23 - Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.
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 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)
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