Today in True Crime
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.
November 24, 1946: Serial Killer Ted Bundy Is Born
Tuesday 24 November 2020
: The notorious murderer, who grew up believing his mother was his sister, displayed a penchant for violence from a young age.
November 23, 1985: EgyptAir Hijacking
Monday 23 November 2020
: One of the deadliest airliner attacks in history began when gunmen hijacked EgyptAir Flight 648 en route to Cairo.
November 22, 2019: William Hargrove Found Guilty
Sunday 22 November 2020
: A dramatic love triangle ends in murder, and an Oregon man named William Hargrove is convicted for killing his 27-year-old Russian fiancée.
November 21, 1987: Oakdale Prison Siege
Saturday 21 November 2020
: After news broke that Cuban inmates were subject to new deportation orders, detainees at a federal prison in Louisiana united in an attempt...
November 20, 1945: Nuremberg Trials Begin
Friday 20 November 2020
: Nearly two dozen Nazis went on trial in Nuremberg, Germany to answer for atrocities committed during World War II.
November 19, 1998: Clinton’s Impeachment Inquiry
Thursday 19 November 2020
: President Bill Clinton was charged with lying under oath and obstruction of justice. This day marked the first of several hearings that...
November 18, 1978: Jonestown Massacre
Wednesday 18 November 2020
: Cult leader Jim Jones ordered the mass murder-suicide of hundreds of his followers. Guest hosted by Wenndy Mackenzie from Solved Murders, a...
November 17, 1878: King Umberto Assassination Attempt
Tuesday 17 November 2020
: The anarchist Giovanni Passannante attempted to assassinate the king of Italy, whose reign had proved contentious.
November 16, 1885: Rebel Louis Riel Executed
Monday 16 November 2020
: The Canadian rebel had led a group of the native Métis people in an uprising against the government.
November 15, 1902: Anarchist Attempt to Murder a King
Sunday 15 November 2020
: 43-year-old Gennero Rubino was a spy before he became an anarchist. To prove his loyalty to the anarchist cause, he tried to assassinate the...
November 14, 1881: Trial for Presidential Assassin Begins
Saturday 14 November 2020
: Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield. It was the first high-profile case where the...
November 13, 2000: Polish Businessman Goes Missing
Friday 13 November 2020
: Dariusz Janiszewski’s body was found four weeks after his disappearance, with a noose around his neck. A graphic novel provided clues for...
November 12, 1948: Tojo Hideki Sentenced
Thursday 12 November 2020
: The former Prime Minister of Japan was found guilty of committing war crimes during WWII, and sentenced to death.
November 11, 1934: Charles Manson Born
Wednesday 11 November 2020
: The man who became a notorious criminal was born to a young mother in Cincinnati, Ohio. Guest hosted by Tim Johnson from Today In Music...
November 10, 1898: The Wilmington Riots
Tuesday 10 November 2020
: White supremacists sparked deadly riots in Wilmington, North Carolina. Their hateful actions resulted in the only successful coup d’etat...
November 9, 1938: Revenge Killing Used to Ignite Kristallnacht
Monday 09 November 2020
: Nazi diplomat Ernst vom Rath died after being shot by Polish-German Jew Herschel Grynszpan. His death became the pretext for Kristallnacht,...
November 8, 1993: Swedish Art Heist
Sunday 08 November 2020
: A massive art heist in Sweden’s Museum of Modern Art saw thieves plundering works by Picasso and Braque, valued altogether at $52 million.
November 7, 1837: Mob Kills Elijah Lovejoy
Saturday 07 November 2020
: Abolitionist and newspaper editor Elijak Lovejoy was killed in Alton, Illinois by a mob of white supremacists. His murder emboldened others...
November 6, 1967: Bobby BeauSoleil’s 20th Birthday
Friday 06 November 2020
: This musician moved to LA and became involved with the infamous Manson Family. Two years later, he was charged for the murder of fellow...
November 5, 1872: Susan B. Anthony Casts Illegal Vote
Thursday 05 November 2020
: Risking jail time and a steep fine, Susan B. Anthony cast her ballot in a U.S. federal election. It was part of a law-breaking strategy to...
November 4, 1985: Vitaly Yerchenko Redefects
Wednesday 04 November 2020
: When high-level KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko announced his return to the Soviet Union just three months after defecting to the U.S., many...
November 3, 1979: The Greensboro Massacre
Tuesday 03 November 2020
: A group of Klansmen and Neo-Nazies attacked protestors at a 1979 anti-Klan rally in North Carolina.
November 2, 1999: Hawaii’s Xerox Murders
Monday 02 November 2020
: Still suffering the fallout of a car accident twenty years earlier, disgruntled Xerox technician Byran Uyesugi murdered several of his...
November 1, 2020: Truman Assassination Attempt
Sunday 01 November 2020
: On this day in 1950, two members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. Their ultimate...
October 31, 2020: Indian Prime Minister Assassinated
Saturday 31 October 2020
: On this day in 1984, India’s first female P.M., Indira Gandhi, was assassinated outside of her home in New Delhi.