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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.

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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.

    July 13, 2020: Betancourt Rescue Aborted

    July 13, 2020: Betancourt Rescue Aborted

    On this day in 2003, French intelligence operatives aborted a mission to rescue French-Colombian politician Íngrid Betancourt from FARC rebels in Colombia—resulting in an international political scandal.

    • 13 min
    July 12, 2020: Sacred Mayan Texts Burned

    July 12, 2020: Sacred Mayan Texts Burned

    On this day in 1562, a Spanish friar named Diego de Landa ordered the destruction of dozens of sacred texts in an attempt to convert the Maya people to Christianity.

    • 13 min
    July 11, 2020: Roman Emperor Anthemius Captured

    July 11, 2020: Roman Emperor Anthemius Captured

    On this day in 472, enemies of Emperor Anthemius, ruler of the Western Roman Empire, captured and beheaded him in Old St. Peter’s Basilica.  

    • 13 min
    July 10, 2020: King Canute IV Assassinated

    July 10, 2020: King Canute IV Assassinated

    On this day in 1086, King Canute IV of Denmark was killed during a peasant uprising. He was eventually canonized as the patron saint of the country.

    • 11 min
    July 9, 2020: Greek Cypriots Executed

    July 9, 2020: Greek Cypriots Executed

    On this day in 1821, 486 Greek Cypriots were executed by the Ottoman Empire. Among the victims was a prominent member of the Greek Orthodox community, Archbishop Kyprianos.

    • 11 min
    July 8, 2020: The Shootout on Juneau Wharf

    July 8, 2020: The Shootout on Juneau Wharf

    On this day in 1898, the Wild West’s most notorious con man, Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith, was killed in a shootout in Skagway, Alaska. Guest hosted by Carter Roy from the Parcast series Unsolved Murders. 

    • 13 min

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