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‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan found not guilty of shooting unarmed civilians


In a controversial ruling, no-nonsense cop ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan walked free from a federal court yesterday after a jury acquitted him of the ‘targeted hits’ of lowlife, good-for-nothing punks. The hard-bitten San Francisco detective was charged after it emerged that some of his victims may have been unarmed when he blew them away. Among the … Continue reading

October 17 1931 Al Capone goes to prison


On October 17th 1931, gangster Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signalling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s. Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1899 to Italian immigrants. He was expelled from school at … Continue reading

June 17 1579 Drake claims California for England


On June 17th 1579, during his circumnavigation of the world, English seaman Francis Drake anchored in a harbour just north of present-day San Francisco, California, and claimed the territory for Queen Elizabeth I. Calling the land “Nova Albion,” Drake remained on the California coast for a month to make repairs to his ship, the Golden … Continue reading

May 31 1930 Clint Eastwood born


On May 31st 1930, the actor and Oscar-winning film maker, Clint Eastwood, was born in San Francisco, California. Clint Eastwood is best known to his many fans for one of his most memorable screen incarnations, San Francisco Police Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan. With his father, Eastwood wandered the West Coast as a boy during the … Continue reading

April 18 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake


On April 18th 1906, at 5:13 am., an earthquake estimated at about 8.0 on the Richter scale struck San Francisco, California, killing hundreds of people as it toppled numerous buildings. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275 miles long, and shock waves could be felt … Continue reading

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