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1. At Oklahoma City's Murrah Federal Building, 168 people were killed on April 19, 1995 when a rented truck filled with explosives was detonated. What was the name of the US Army veteran convicted of setting off the blast and murdering the innocent people?
2. On June 12, 1994, the ex-wife of a sports celebrity was stabbed outside her home along with a male acquaintance. Which sports star's trial received an even bigger spotlight than his sports career?
3. A few days before Christmas, December 22, 1984, a New York subway rider shot and seriously wounded four men who accosted him. Who was this "vigilante"?
4. A psychologically unstable ex-convict sent his "Family" to a southern California residence for a little "Helter Skelter" which left five innocent people dead at one location and two more at another. Who was this demonic man?
5. In the mid-fifties a 14-year old African-American from Chicago left for a two-week visit to relatives in Mississippi. During the stay, the boy and several of his friends went to a general store where the Chicago boy was apparently forward with a white woman.
Not long after that, Roy Bryant and his half-brother John W. Milam decided they needed to "teach a lesson" to the outsider. Three days later the boy's body was found in the Tallahatchie River.
At their trial, Bryant and Milam admitted they picked up the boy but insisted they dropped him off unharmed. The defense cast doubt on whether the body pulled from the river was actually the missing boy. After 68 minutes, the jury of all white men found the defendants not guilty.
What was the name of the murdered boy?
6. In 1954, in a suburban lakefront house in Cleveland a beautiful woman, four-months pregnant, was brutally murdered in her upstairs bedroom. Her husband, a doctor who was sleeping downstairs on a daybed, claimed an intruder knocked him out before attacking his wife. The press loved the sensational aspects of the case, especially as details of extramarital affairs surfaced. Who was the doctor accused of drastically flouting the Hippocratic Oath?
7. One of the nation's most outstanding heroes of the period has his infant son kidnapped from the second floor of his NJ residence in March 1932. A ransom was paid, but the boy was found dead. Who was this larger-than-life American who suffered such a tragedy?
8. Believing themselves to be above the rules and laws that govern ordinary people, two rich and intelligent (some say genius) Chicagoans kidnapped and murdered the 14-year son of a millionaire in 1924 to prove they could commit the perfect crime. Who were these two self-deluding, would-be "ubermenschen"?
9. During a Braintree MA robbery at a shoe factory on April 15 1920, two employees were shot with a revolver. A month later two Italian anarchists were arrested and charged with the two murders. With their conviction the following year, the public divided into two camps vehemently proclaiming the two men's guilt or innocence. What were the names of these two anarchists who went to the electric chair in 1927?
10. Shortly before quitting time on March 25 1911, a fire broke out in a New York City factory. Locked exit doors resulted in the deaths of 146 people, mostly young girls working in the factory. Throughout the summer, the press was full of reports from survivors and witnesses, and a special Commission investigated the poor safety conditions. That December, the two owners went on trial for manslaughter. What's the name of the fatal factory?
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