1953 – Born on December 29th in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1971 – The Crips, which he and a friend started in South Central Los Angeles, had already spread to cities throughout the United States, and copycat gangs would soon crop up in South Africa and Switzerland as well. 1981 – He was tried on four ..
1702 – Born at Stepney, near London, on December. English robber, burglar and thief. 1723 – He was arrested as a runaway apprentice. 1724 – He twice escaped from jail, and towards the end of that period he was responsible for an almost daily robbery in or near London. – He was captured, ..
1910 – Born on October 1st in Rowena, Texas. Bonnie Parker was the outlaw partner of Clyde Barrow. 1926 – She married her long-time sweetheart, Roy Thornton. For the next several years, they suffered a tumultuous marriage; however, she refused to divorce him. 1929 – Bonnie worked at Marco’s Cafe in Dallas until the cafe ..
1908 – Lester Joseph Gillis aka George Nelson but better known as Baby Face Nelson, born on the 6th of December in Chicago, Illinois, Lester Gillis began his criminal career stealing cars and hanging with future members of the gang of Roger "Terrible" Touhy. Legend says that Nelson worked for a time as an enforcer ..
1936 – Henry Lee Lucas, born on the 23rd of August in Blacksburg, Virginia. He was an American criminal, convicted of murder and once listed as America’s most prolific serial killer. 1941 – When he was five, his mother struck him in the head with a wooden board. He claimed that she knocked him out ..
1964 – Born in Buffalo, New York. 1981 – Moved to New York City. 1983 – Stumbled upon his now-famous ruse, when he and a friend were trying to get into Studio 54. 1983 – In October, he was arrested and convicted for his frauds and was ordered to pay restitution of $4,490 to his ..
1743 – Alessandro di Cagliostro was born on the 2nd of June. – He became well known in Naples and later Rome, where he met and married his wife Lorenza Feliciani. – He prosecuted in the affair of the diamond necklace, which involved Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, and ..
1820 – Born in New York state. American outlaw, stagecoach robber, and poet. 1849 – Charles Bolles and a cousin took part in the California Gold Rush. 1852 – His brother Robert joined them, but died in San Francisco. 1854 – Bolles then returned east and married Mary Elizabeth Johnson. 1860 – They had made ..
1618 – Thomas Blood was born in County Clare in Ireland. 1660 – The monarchy was restored, these grants were cancelled, and he lost most of his income. Conspired to kidnap James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. 1670 – He tried to abduct Butler again, but ..
1851 – Sam Bass is a US outlaw was born 21st of July in Indiana. 1974-1976 – He acquired a prized racing mare and made his living from racing horses. 1878 – They hold up two stage coaches and four trains within twenty-five miles of Dallas. 1878 – He was killed in ..