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Title Great events from history. Modern scandals / editor, Carl L. Bankston III
Published Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (3 volumes) : illustrations
Series Great events from history
Great events from history.
Contents February 19, 1942: President Roosevelt Orders Internment of Japanese Americans -- April 22, 1942: French Prime Minister Pierre Laval Wants Germany to Win World War II -- December 5, 1942: Industrialist Charles Bedaux Is Arrested for Nazi Collaboration -- January 14, 1943: Film Star Frances Farmer Is Jailed and Institutionalized -- February 23, 1943: Irish Orphan School Fire Kills Thirty-Five Girls -- June 4, 1943: Actor Charles Chaplin Is Sued for Paternity -- June 5, 1944: Australian Poets Claim Responsibility for a Literary Hoax -- May 9, 1945: Norwegian Politician Quisling Is Arrested for Nazi Collaboration -- May 26, 1945: Norwegian Writer Knut Hamsun Is Arrested for Treason -- August 14, 1945: French War Hero Pétain Is Convicted of Nazi Collaboration -- December 14, 1945: Poet Ezra Pound Is Charged with Treason and Institutionalized -- November 23, 1946: Tennis Star Bill Tilden Is Arrested for Lewd Behavior with a Minor -- Spring, 1947: Baseball Manager Leo Durocher Is Suspended for Gambling Ties -- July 5, 1948: Actor Carole Landis Commits Suicide During Affair with Rex Harrison -- August 4, 1948: Columnist Drew Pearson Exposes Congressman's Corruption -- August 31, 1948: Film Star Robert Mitchum Is Arrested for Drug Possession -- May 27, 1949: Actor Rita Hayworth Marries Aly Khan after Adulterous Affair -- August 26, 1949: Viet Minh Broadcasts French General's Damaging Report -- January 21, 1950: Alger Hiss Is Convicted of Perjury -- February 7, 1950: Swedish Film Star Ingrid Bergman Has a Child Out of Wedlock -- February 9, 1950: U.S. Senator Joseph Mccarthy Launches Communist Witch Hunt -- May 3, 1950: U.S. Senate Committee Begins Investigating Organized Crime -- January 17, 1951: College Basketball Players Begin Shaving Points for Money -- July 16, 1951: Belgium's Disgraced King Leopold III Abdicates -- November 16, 1951: Federal Tax Official Resigns after Accepting Bribes -- September 19, 1952: Actor Charles Chaplin Cannot Reenter the United States -- September 23, 1952: Richard Nixon Denies Taking Illegal Campaign Contributions -- December 1, 1952: George Jorgensen Becomes Christine Jorgensen -- November 21, 1953: Piltdown Man Is Revealed to Be a Hoax -- May, 1955: Scandal Magazine Reveals Actor Rory Calhoun's Criminal Past -- Late 1955: British Atrocities in Kenya's Mau Mau Rebellion are Revealed -- 1956-1962: Prescription Thalidomide Causes Widespread Birth Disorders -- March 9, 1956: British Conductor-Composer Is Arrested for Possessing Pornography -- June, 1956: George F. Kennan Proves Russian Sisson Documents are Fakes -- June 25, 1956: President Truman's Appointments Secretary Is Convicted of Tax Conspiracy -- December 12, 1957: Rock Star Jerry Lee Lewis Marries Thirteen-Year-Old Cousin -- April 4, 1958: Actor Lana Turner's Daughter Kills Turner's Gangster Lover -- September 22, 1958: President Eisenhower's Chief of Staff Resigns for Influence Selling -- May, 1959: Teamsters Leader Dave Beck Is Convicted of Tax Fraud -- November 2, 1959: Charles Van Doren Admits to Being Fed Answers on Television Quiz Show -- February 7, 1960: President Kennedy's Romantic Affair Links Him to Organized Crime -- February 8, 1960: U.S. Congress Investigates Payola in Pop Music Industry -- March 14, 1960: Fcc Chairman John C. Doerfer Resigns for Accepting Gifts from Networks -- July, 1961: Psychologist Stanley Milgram Begins Obedience-to-Authority Experiments -- March 29, 1962: Billie Sol Estes Is Arrested for Corporate Fraud -- May 19, 1962: Marilyn Monroe Sings "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" -- September 12, 1962: British Civil Servant Is Arrested for Spying -- October 26, 1962: West German Police Raid Der Spiegel Magazine Offices -- February 23, 1963: Play Accuses Pope Pius XII of Complicity in the Holocaust -- March 2-September 25, 1963: John Profumo Affair Rocks British Government -- July 2, 1963: Muslim Leader Elijah Muhammad Is Sued for Paternity -- August 14, 1963: Madame Nhu Derides Self-Immolation of Vietnamese Buddhists -- October 7, 1963: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson Aide Resigns over Crime Connections -- March 13, 1964: Kitty Genovese Dies as Her Cries for Help are Ignored -- October 7, 1964: President Lyndon Johnson's Aide Is Arrested in Gay-Sex Sting -- October 29, 1965: Moroccan Politician Mehdi Ben Barka Disappears in Paris -- March 4, 1966: Munsinger Sex and Spy Scandal Rocks Canada -- March 1, 1967: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Is Excluded from Congress -- June 23, 1967: Senator Thomas J. Dodd Is Censured for Misappropriating Funds -- September 5, 1967: Socialite Nancy Wakeman Shoots Her Politician-Husband -- November 28, 1967: Investor Louis Wolfson Is Convicted of Selling Stock Illegally -- May 9, 1969: Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas Is Accused of Bribery -- July 18, 1969: Senator Edward Kennedy's Driving Accident Kills Mary Jo Kopechne -- Fall, 1969-Winter, 1971: Japanese Baseball Players are Implicated in Game Fixing -- November 13, 1969: American Massacre of Vietnamese Civilians at My Lai Is Revealed -- December 30, 1969: United Mine Workers Leader Joseph Yablonski Is Murdered -- 1970: Study of Anonymous Gay Sex Leads to Ethics Scandal -- May 4, 1970: National Guardsmen Kill Protesting Kent State Students -- May 28, 1970: Irish Politicians are Tried for Conspiring to Import Weapons -- June 13, 1971: New York Times Publishes the Pentagon Papers -- August 20, 1971: Abusive Role-Playing Ends Stanford Prison Experiment -- January 28, 1972: Clifford Irving Admits Faking Howard Hughes Memoirs -- June 17, 1972-August 9, 1974: Watergate Break-in Leads to President Nixon's Resignation -- June 22, 1972: Police Arrest Architect John Poulson for Bribery and Fraud -- July 8-22, 1972: Jane Fonda's Visit to North Vietnam Outrages Many Americans
March 3, 1986: Former U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim's Nazi Past Is Revealed -- April 22, 1986: Faith Healer Peter Popoff Is Exposed as a Fraud -- November 13, 1986-May 4, 1989: Iran-Contra Weapons Scandal Taints Reagan's Administration -- January 12 and May 11, 1987: Media Reports Spark Investigation of Australian Police Corruption -- January 22, 1987: Pennsylvania Politician Kills Himself at Televised Press Conference -- February 25, 1987: NCAA Imposes "Death Penalty" on Southern Methodist University Football -- March 19, 1987: Jim Bakker Resigns as Head of PTL Television Network -- April 9, 1987: Bess Myerson Resigns as New York Commissioner of Cultural Affairs -- July 25, 1987: Novelist-Politician Jeffrey Archer Wins Libel Trial Against the Daily Star -- September 23, 1987: Plagiarism Charges End Joe Biden's Presidential Campaign -- November 28, 1987: Black Teenager Claims to Have Been Gang-Raped by Police Officers -- December 1, 1987: Yale Scholar's Wartime Anti-Semitic Writings Are Revealed -- January 15, 1988: ZZZZ Best Founder Is Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges -- February 21, 1988: Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart Tearfully Confesses His Adultery -- June, 1988-June, 1989: Insider-Trading Scandal Rocks Japanese Government -- July 18, 1988: Actor Rob Lowe Videotapes His Sexual Encounter with a Minor -- September 19, 1988: Stephen Breuning Pleads Guilty to Medical Research Fraud -- March 23, 1989: Scientists' "Cold Fusion" Claims Cannot be Verified -- March 29, 1989: Financier Michael Milken Is Indicted for Racketeering and Fraud -- May 31, 1989: Speaker of the House Jim Wright Resigns in Ethics Scandal -- August 10, 1989: Japanese Prime Minister Sosuke Resigns After Affair with a Geisha -- August 24, 1989: Pete Rose Is Banned from Baseball for Betting on Games -- December 3, 1989: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, Doctoral-Thesis Plagiarism Is Revealed -- December 15-25, 1989: Harassment of a Christian Minister Sparks the Romanian Revolution -- December 18, 1989: Prince Charles's Intimate Phone Conversation with Camilla Parker Bowles Is Taped -- January 18, 1990: Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry Is Arrested for Drug Use -- March, 1990: Menendez Brothers Are Arrested for Murdering Their Parents -- August 27, 1990: Guinness Four Are Found Guilty of Share-Trading Fraud -- November 19, 1990: Lip-Synching Duo Milli Vanilli Lose Grammy Award -- March 30, 1991: William Kennedy Smith Is Accused of Rape -- April 5, 1991: George W. Bush Is Investigated for Insider Trading -- July 26, 1991: Comedian Pee-Wee Herman Is Arrested for Public Indecency -- October 11-13, 1991: Justice Clarence Thomas's Confirmation Hearings Create a Scandal -- January 13, 1992: Woody Allen Has Affair with Lover Mia Farrow's Adopted Daughter -- April 15, 1992: Hotel Tycoon Leona Helmsley Enters Prison for Tax Evasion -- May 6, 1992: Irish Bishop Eamonn Casey's Romantic Affair Leads to His Resignation -- May 19, 1992: Amy Fisher Shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco -- June 26, 1992: U.S. Navy Secretary Resigns in the Wake of Tailhook Sexual Assault Scandal -- August 23, 1992: Princess Diana's Phone Conversation with Her Lover Is Made Public -- September 24, 1992: British Cabinet Member David Mellor Resigns Over Romantic Affair -- June 23, 1993: Lorena Bobbitt Severs Her Husband's Penis -- January 5, 1994: British Cabinet Member Resigns After Fathering a Child Out of Wedlock -- April 28, 1994: U.S. Naval Academy Expels Midshipmen for Cheating -- June 1, 1994: Congressman Dan Rostenkowski Is Indicted in House Post Office Scandal -- June 12, 1994: Double Murder Leads to Sensational O.J. Simpson Trial -- June 24, 1994: Time Magazine Cover Uses Altered O.J. Simpson Photo -- June 30, 1994: Tonya Harding Is Banned from Skating After Attack on Rival -- July 1, 1994: Soccer Star Diego Maradona Is Expelled from World Cup -- August 5, 1994: Kenneth Starr Is Appointed to the Whitewater Investigation -- August 21, 1994: Sex Scandal Forces Dismissal of Naacp Chief Benjamin Chavis -- February 28, 1995: Former Mexican President Carlos Salinas's Brother Is Arrested for Murder -- June 27, 1995: Film Star Hugh Grant Is Arrested for Lewd Conduct -- November 18, 1995: Former Canadian Premier Brian Mulroney Is Exposed in Airbus Scandal -- February 4, 1996: Whistle-Blower Reveals Tobacco Industry Corruption -- Spring, 1996: Physicist Publishes a Deliberately Fraudulent Article -- August 16, 1996: Belgian Media Reveal How Police Bungled Serial Murder Case -- November 3, 1996: Car Crash Reveals Depth of Government Corruption in Turkey -- January, 1997: Pyramid Investment Schemes Cause Albanian Government to Fall -- February 26, 1997: Teacher Mary Kay Letourneau Is Arrested for Statutory Rape -- March 12, 1997: Prize-Winning Aborigine Novelist Revealed as a Fraud -- May 20, 1997: Air Force Prosecution of Female Officer for Adultery Reveals Double Standard -- June 25, 1997: Swiss Banks Admit to Holding Accounts of Holocaust Victims -- August 31, 1997: Princess Diana Dies in a Car Crash -- September 22, 1997: Sportscaster Marv Albert Is Tried for Sexual Assault -- November 26, 1997: Canadian Health Commissioner Releases Report on Tainted Blood -- December 11, 1997: Hud Secretary Henry Cisneros Is Indicted for Lying to Federal Agents -- January 17, 1998: President Bill Clinton Denies Sexual Affair with a White House Intern
v. 1. 1904-1972 -- 1904: Theodore Roosevelt Is Accused of Accepting Corporate Funds -- January 23, 1904: Senator Joseph R. Burton Is Convicted of Bribery -- December, 1904: Boston Alderman Is Reelected While in Jail for Fraud -- 1906-1909: Emperor William Ii's Homosexual "Circle" Scandalizes Germany -- March 2, 1906: Psychoanalyst Ernest Jones is Accused of Molesting Mentally Disabled Children -- June 25, 1906: Millionaire Heir Murders Architect Stanford White -- July 12, 1906: French Court Declares Alfred Dreyfus Innocent of Treason -- December 8, 1906: Former U.S. Senator Arthur Brown Is Murdered by Lover -- 1907: Elinor Glyn's Novel Three Weeks Shocks Readers -- June 13, 1907: San Francisco Mayor Schmitz Is Found Guilty of Extortion -- November 15, 1908: Belgium Confiscates Congo Free State from King Leopold II -- 1909-1916: Dancer Isadora Duncan Begins Affair with Millionaire Heir -- 1910: Nobelist Marie Curie Has Affair with Physicist Paul Langevin -- March 25, 1911: Nearly 150 Workers Die in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire -- January, 1913: British Prime Minister's Staff Is Investigated for Insider Trading -- January 13, 1913: Federal Judge Is Impeached for Profiting from His Office -- February 17-March 15, 1913: Armory Modern Art Show Scandalizes the Public -- May 13, 1913: Boxer Jack Johnson Is Imprisoned for Abetting Prostitution -- April 2, 1915: Players Fix Liverpool-Manchester United Soccer Match -- May, 1915: British Government Falls Because of Munitions Shortages and Military Setbacks -- July 27, 1917: Millionaire Socialite Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances -- 1919-1920: Ponzi Schemes are Revealed as Investment Frauds -- September 21, 1919: White Sox Players Conspire to Lose World Series in "Black Sox" Scandal -- July 19, 1921: U.S. Senate Rebukes Navy in Homosexuality Investigation -- February 1, 1922: Director Taylor's Murder Ruins Mabel Normand's Acting Career -- March 26, 1922: Hindemith's Opera Sancta Susanna Depicts a Nun's Sexual Desires -- April 12, 1922: Film Star Fatty Arbuckle Is Acquitted of Manslaughter -- June 22, 1922: British Prime Minister David Lloyd George Is Accused of Selling Honors -- January 18, 1923: Actor Wallace Reid's Death in Drug Rehab Shakes Film Industry -- March 2, 1923: U.S. Senate Investigates Veterans Bureau Chief for Fraud -- May 30, 1923: U.S. Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty's Aide Commits Suicide -- October 22, 1923: U.S. Senate Begins Hearings on Teapot Dome Oil Leases -- January 1, 1924: Film Star Mabel Normand's Chauffeur Shoots Millionaire Courtland S. Dines -- May 12, 1924: Kentucky Congressman John W. Langley is Convicted of Violating the Volstead Act -- October 25, 1924: Forged Communist Letter Brings Down British Government -- November 19, 1924: Film Producer Thomas H. Ince Dies after Weekend on Hearst's Yacht -- July, 1925: Nosferatu is Found to Have Violated Dracula Copyright -- May-June, 1926: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson Claims She was Kidnapped -- December 26, 1926: Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker are Accused of Fixing Baseball Games -- 1927: Mae West's Play about Gays is Banned on Broadway -- 1927: President Warren G. Harding's Lover Publishes Tell-All Memoir -- Early 1928: Joseph P. Kennedy Begins an Affair with Gloria Swanson -- 1928-1929: Actor is Suspected of Falsely Claiming to Be an American Indian -- March 21, 1928: Alberta Government Sterilizes Thousands Deemed Genetically and Mentally Unfit -- June 6, 1929: Luis Buñuel's Un Chien Andalou Shocks Parisian Audience -- November, 1929: Banque Oustric et Cie Failure Prompts French Inquiry -- 1930: Liberia is Accused of Selling Its Own Citizens into Slavery -- May, 1930: Postmaster's Division of Airmail Routes Creates a Scandal -- December 3, 1930: Surrealist Film L'Âge d'or Provokes French Rioting -- March 30, 1931: "Scottsboro Boys" are Railroaded through Rape Trials -- 1932: Insull Utilities Trusts Collapse Prompts New Federal Regulation -- July 28, 1932: U.S. Troops Drive World War I Veterans from Washington -- September 4, 1932: Film Star Jean Harlow's Husband Is an Apparent Suicide -- January 20, 1933: Hedy Lamarr Appears Nude in the Czech Film Exstase -- March 31, 1933: New York Times Reporter Denies Reports of a Soviet Famine -- January 8, 1934-January 17, 1936 Stavisky's Fraudulent Schemes Rock French Government -- May 16, 1934: General Douglas MacArthur Sues Newspaper Columnist for Libel -- July 10, 1934: Sex Scandal Forces Resignation of Alberta Premier Brownlee -- December 16, 1935: Film Star Thelma Todd's Death cannot be Explained -- May 20, 1936: British Cabinet Member Resigns after Budget Information Leak -- Summer, 1936: Film Star Mary Astor's Diary becomes a Public Sensation -- December 10, 1936: King Edward VIII Abdicates to Marry an American Divorcée -- March 17, 1937: Atherton Report Exposes San Francisco Police Corruption -- September-October, 1937: Prescription Elixir Causes More than One Hundred Deaths -- October 11-22, 1937: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Visit Nazi Germany -- May 22, 1939: Kansas City's Boss Pendergast Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion -- February 6, 1942: Film Star Errol Flynn Is Acquitted of Rape
v. 2. 1972-1998 -- July 25, 1972: Newspaper Breaks Story of Abuses in Tuskegee Syphilis Study -- July 31, 1972: Thomas F. Eagleton Withdraws from Vice Presidential Race -- August 19, 1973: Cheating Scandal Shocks Soap Box Derby -- October 10, 1973: Spiro T. Agnew Resigns Vice Presidency in Disgrace -- April 15, 1974: Kidnapped Heir Patty Hearst Helps Rob a Bank -- May 14, 1974: Washington Post Reveals That the Nixons Received Jewelry Gifts -- May 20, 1974: French Cardinal Daniélou Dies in a Prostitute's House -- Summer, 1974: Dalkon Shield Contraceptive Is Removed from the Market -- October 7, 1974: Congressman Wilbur D. Mills's Stripper Affair Leads to His Downfall -- October 25, 1974: Evangelist Billy James Hargis Resigns College Presidency During Gay-Sex Scandal -- November 20, 1974: British Politician John Stonehouse Fakes His Suicide -- February 3, 1975: Honduras's "Bananagate" Bribery Scandal Leads to Executive's Suicide -- October 31, 1975: Buddhist Teacher Orders His Students to Remove Their Clothes -- 1976: Peace Corps Conceals Murder of Volunteer in Tonga -- 1976-1977: U.S. Congress Members Are Implicated in Koreagate Scandal -- February 4, 1976: Lockheed Is Implicated in Bribing Foreign Officials -- March 21, 1976: Actor Claudine Longet Kills Ski Champion Vladimir Sabich -- April 4, 1976: West Point Cadets Are Caught Cheating on Exams -- May 23, 1976: Washington Post Exposes Congressman Wayne L. Hays's Affair -- September 1, 1976: Former Beatle George Harrison Loses Plagiarism Lawsuit -- September, 1976: Jimmy Carter Admits Committing Adultery in His Heart -- October 4, 1976: Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz Resigns After Making Obscene Joke -- November 9, 1976: German Generals Must Retire for Supporting a Neo-Nazi Pilot -- January, 1977: Singer Anita Bryant Campaigns Against Lesbian and Gay Rights -- February 25, 1977: Film Producer David Begelman Is Found to Have Forged Checks -- September 21, 1977: Carter Cabinet Member Resigns Over Ethics Violations -- September 23, 1977: Horse-Swapping Fraud Upsets Belmont Park Raceway -- 1978: Actor Joan Crawford's Daughter Publishes Damning Memoir, Mommie Dearest -- 1978: Roots Author Alex Haley Is Sued for Plagiarism -- February 1, 1978: Roman Polanski Flees the United States to Avoid Rape Trial -- June 27, 1978: Evangelist Herbert W. Armstrong Excommunicates His Own Son -- July 23, 1978: Utah Millionaire Is Murdered by His Grandson -- August 4, 1978: British Politician Jeremy Thorpe Is Charged with Attempted Murder -- October 20, 1978: Firestone Recalls Millions of Defective Car Tires -- January 26, 1979: Former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller Dies Mysteriously -- April 18, 1979: Actor Lee Marvin Is Ordered to Pay Palimony to Former Lover -- June 4, 1979: South African President B.J. Vorster Resigns in Muldergate Scandal -- September 26, 1979: Love Canal Residents Sue Chemical Company -- October 10, 1979: French President Giscard d'Estaing Is Accused of Taking a Bribe -- October 11, 1979: Senate Denounces Herman E. Talmadge for Money Laundering -- November 29, 1979, and January 31, 1983: Baseball Commissioner Suspends Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays for Casino Ties -- 1980: Biographer Claims Actor Errol Flynn was a Nazi Spy -- February 2, 1980: Media Uncover FBI Sting Implicating Dozens of Lawmakers -- March 10, 1980: Scarsdale Diet Doctor Is Killed by His Lover -- April 27, 1980: Mobster's Arrest Reveals Point Shaving by Boston College Basketball Players -- Late July, 1980: President's Brother, Billy Carter, Registers as a Paid Agent for Libya -- July 28, 1980: Magazine Reveals Baseball Star Steve Garvey's Marital Problems -- September 3, 1980: Congressman Bauman Is Arrested for Liaison with Teenage Boy -- October 9, 1980: Bendix Executive Resigns Amid Rumors of an Affair -- December 7, 1980: Rita Jenrette's "Diary of a Mad Congresswife" Scandalizes Washington -- April 15, 1981: Janet Cooke Admits Fabricating Her Pulitzer Prize-Winning Feature -- April 28, 1981: Tennis Star Billie Jean King Is Sued for Palimony -- May 23, 1981: Italian Justice Minister Resigns Because of Crime Connection -- May 29, 1981: Court Finds That Ford Ignored Pinto's Safety Problems -- September 10, 1981: Chicago Sun-Times Reports That Cardinal Cody Diverted Church Funds -- May 11, 1982: Philippine President Marcos Forces the Entire Supreme Court to Resign -- July 20, 1982: Conservative Politician John G. Schmitz Is Found to Have Children Out of Wedlock -- August 6, 1982: Banco Ambrosiano Collapses Amid Criminal Accusations -- October 19, 1982: Car Manufacturer John De Lorean Is Arrested in a Drug Sting -- December, 1982: Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards Deny Being Gay -- December 16, 1982: Congress Cites Environmental Protection Agency Chief for Contempt -- April 25, 1983: German Magazine Publishes Faked Hitler Diaries -- July 20, 1983: Congress Members Censured in House-Page Sex Scandal -- August 12, 1983-July 27, 1990: Mcmartin Preschool Is Embroiled in Child-Abuse Case -- August 21, 1983: Filipino Opposition Leader Aquino Is Assassinated on Return Home -- October 14, 1983: British Cabinet Secretary Parkinson Resigns After His Secretary Becomes Pregnant -- January 25, 1984: Jesse Jackson Calls New York City "Hymietown" -- May 2, 1984: E.F. Hutton Executives Plead Guilty to Fraud -- July 23, 1984: Vanessa Williams Is the First Miss America to Resign -- December 22, 1984: Subway Vigilante Bernhard Goetz Shoots Four Black Youths -- 1985-1986: Westland Affair Shakes Prime Minister Thatcher's Government -- May 7, 1985: Banker Jake Butcher Pleads Guilty to Fraud -- July 10, 1985: French Secret Service Sinks the Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior -- July 19, 1985: Mayflower Madam Pleads Guilty to Promoting Prostitution -- August 19, 1985: West German Counterintelligence Chief Defects to East Germany -- September 17, 1985: Media Allege Canadian Officials Allowed Sale of Rancid Tuna -- October 23, 1985: Guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Is Indicted for Immigration Fraud -- February 28, 1986: Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth Suspends Players for Cocaine Use
v. 3. 1998-2008 -- April, 1998: Scottish Historian Is Charged with Plagiarism -- April 7, 1998: Pop Singer George Michael Is Arrested for Lewd Conduct -- May, 1998: Police Corruption Is Revealed in Los Angeles's Rampart Division -- May 11, 1998: Journalist Stephen Glass Is Exposed as a Fraud -- December 23, 1998: Prominent Belgians Are Sentenced in Agusta-Dassault Corruption Scandal -- March 4, 1999: Quebec Offers Support for Abused Duplessis Orphans -- May, 1999: Civil Rights Leader Jesse Jackson Fathers a Child Out of Wedlock -- May 7, 1999-March 2, 2001: Ethics Counselor Exonerates Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien -- January 28, 2000: John Spano Is Sentenced for Fraudulent Purchase of Ice Hockey Team -- May 2, 2000: New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Extramarital Affair is Revealed -- May 9, 2000: Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards Is Convicted on Corruption Charges -- September, 2000: American Scientists Are Accused of Starting a Measles Epidemic in the Amazon -- September 19, 2000: Ex-Gay Leader John Paulk Is Photographed Leaving a Gay Bar -- September 26, 2000: Gymnast Andreea Răducan Loses Her Olympic Gold Medal Because of Drugs -- November 5, 2000: Japanese Amateur Archaeologist'S "Discoveries" are Proven Fakes -- December, 2000: Sexual Abuse of Children in France Leads to the Outreau Affair -- 2001: Clearstream Financial Clearinghouse Is Accused of Fraud and Money Laundering -- January 30, 2001: Liverpool Children's Hospital Collects Body Parts Without Authorization -- February 18, 2001: CIA Agent Robert Hanssen Is Arrested for Spying for the Russians -- April 30, 2001: Washington Intern Chandra Levy Disappears -- June 18, 2001: Award-Winning Historian Joseph J. Ellis Is Accused of Lying -- June 30, 2001: Korean Religious Teacher Jung Myung Seok Is Charged with Rape -- August 27, 2001: Little League Baseball Star Danny Almonte Is Found to be Overage -- December 2, 2001: Enron Bankruptcy Reveals Massive Financial Fraud -- December 14, 2001: Notre Dame Football Coach Resigns for Falsifying his Résumé -- January 4, 2002: Historian Stephen E. Ambrose Is Accused of Plagiarism -- January 6, 2002: Boston Globe Reports on Child Sexual Abuse by Roman Catholic Priests -- January 18, 2002: Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Is Accused of Plagiarism -- February 11, 2002: French Judge Admits Favoring Russian Figure Skaters in Winter Olympics -- February 17, 2002: Rotting Human Bodies Are Found at Georgia Crematory -- March 27, 2002: Georgia Basketball Coach Jim Harrick, Sr., Resigns Over Fraud Allegations -- June 25, 2002: Internal Corruption Forces Adelphia Communications to Declare Bankruptcy -- July, 2002: Journalist Alleges Release of Genetically Modified Corn Seeds in New Zealand -- August, 2002: Immunologist Resigns After Being Accused of Falsifying Research -- September 25, 2002: Inquiry Reveals That Physicist Jan Hendrik Schön Faked his Research -- September 28, 2002: British Politician Reveals Her Affair with Prime Minister John Major -- October 25, 2002: Historian Michael A. Bellesiles Resigns After Academic Fraud Accusations -- December 5, 2002: Senator Trent Lott Praises Strom Thurmond's 1948 Presidential Campaign -- January 2, 2003: E-Mail Message Prompts Inquiry into Air Force Academy Sexual Assaults -- March 2, 2003: U.S. National Security Agency Is Found to Have Spied on U.N. Officials -- April 29, 2003: New York Times Reporter Jayson Blair Is Exposed as a Fraud -- May 3, 2003: University of Alabama Fires New Football Coach in Sex Scandal -- May 21, 2003: Sexually Provocative Film the Brown Bunny Premieres at Cannes Film Festival -- July 1, 2003: Basketball Star Kobe Bryant Is Accused of Rape -- July 14, 2003: Columnist Robert Novak Leaks the Name of CIA Operative Valerie Plame -- September 3, 2003: Mutual Fund Companies Are Implicated in Shady Trading Practices -- October 2, 2003: Newspaper Claims That Arnold Schwarzenegger Groped Women -- Early November, 2003: Paris Hilton Sex-Tape Appears on the Web -- December 17, 2003: Senator Strom Thurmond's Biracial Daughter Is Revealed -- December 18, 2003: Pop Star Michael Jackson Is Charged with Child Molestation -- March 4, 2004: Former United Way Charity Chief Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement -- March 5, 2004: Martha Stewart Is Convicted in Insider-Trading Scandal -- April 28, 2004: CBS Broadcasts Photos of Abused and Tortured Prisoners at Abu Ghraib -- June 2, 2004: U.N. Report Reveals That Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dismissed Sexual Harassment Charges -- August 19, 2004: Blog "Outs" Antigay Congressman Edward Schrock -- September 8, 2004: 60 Minutes II Reports on George W. Bush's Evasion of Wartime Duty -- October 13, 2004: Television Producer Files Sex Harassment Suit Against Bill O'reilly -- October 14, 2004: Insurance Brokerage Marsh & Mclennan Is Charged with Fraud -- January 15, 2005: Iqbal Riza Resigns from the United Nations in Oil-for-Food Scandal -- January 27, 2005: German Soccer Referee Admits to Fixing Games for Money -- March 17, 2005: Former Baseball Star Mark Mcgwire Evades Congressional Questions on Steroid Use -- June 22, 2005: U.S. Air Force Investigates Religious Intolerance at Its Academy -- July 1, 2005: Federal Agents Raid Congressman Randall Cunningham's Home -- Beginning August 29, 2005: Government Incompetence Mars Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts -- September 12, 2005: Westar Energy Executives Are Found Guilty of Looting Their Company -- September 30, 2005: Danish Newspaper's Prophet Muhammad Cartoons Stir Violent Protests -- November 17, 2005: Liberian Workers Sue Bridgestone Firestone Over Slave Labor -- December 6, 2005: Spokane, Washington, Mayor Recalled in Gay-Sex Scandal -- January 21, 2006: British Politician Resigns After Gay-Sex Orgy -- March 14, 2006: Duke Lacrosse Players Are Accused of Gang Rape -- April 26, 2006: Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Admits Affair with Secretary -- May 4, 2006: Media Uncover Match-Fixing in Italian Soccer -- May 12, 2006: Scientist Is Indicted for Faking His Research on Creating Stem Cells -- Summer, 2006-March 16, 2007: Manufacturer Recalls Pet Food that Killed Thousands of American Pets -- July 14, 2006: New York Times Exposes Grading Scandal at Auburn University -- July 26, 2006: Tour de France Is Hit with a Doping Scandal -- July 28, 2006: Actor Mel Gibson Is Caught Making Anti-Semitic Remarks -- August 12, 2006: Novelist Günter Grass Admits to Youthful Nazi Ties -- September 17, 2006: New Zealand Prime Minister's Husband Is "Outed" as Gay -- September 18, 2006: Newsweek Reveals That Hewlett-Packard Spied on Its Own Board -- September 29, 2006: Congressman Mark Foley Resigns in Sex Scandal Involving a Teenage Page -- October 22, 2006: Chilean Politicians Use Community Funds for Personal Campaigns -- November 2, 2006: Evangelist Kent Hovind Is Convicted of Federal Tax Violations -- November 2, 2006: Male Escort Reveals Sexual Liaisons with Evangelist Ted Haggard -- November 20, 2006: News Corp Abandons Plan to Publish O.J. Simpson's Book -- November 23, 2006: Former Russian Security Service Officer Dies from Radiation Poisoning -- Early 2007: Subprime Mortgage Industry Begins to Collapse -- February 18, 2007: Washington Post Exposes Decline of Walter Reed Army Hospital -- April 11, 2007: Shock Jock Don Imus Loses His Radio Show Over Sexist and Racist Remarks -- May 28, 2007: Japanese Politician Charged with Corruption Hangs Himself -- June 4, 2007: Congressman William J. Jefferson Is Indicted for Corruption -- July 9, 2007: Senator David Vitter's Name Is Found in D.C
Madam's Address Book -- July 11, 2007: Florida Politician Is Arrested for Soliciting an Undercover Male Police Officer -- July 24, 2007: University of Colorado Fires Professor for Plagiarism and Research Falsification -- August 20, 2007: Football Star Michael Vick Pleads Guilty to Financing a Dogfighting Ring -- September 13, 2007: New England Patriots Football Team Is Fined for Spying on Other Teams -- October 5, 2007: Olympic Champion Marion Jones Admits Steroid Use -- March 12, 2008: New York Governor Eliot Spitzer Resigns in Prostitution Scandal -- June 13, 2008: Singer R. Kelly Is Acquitted on Child Pornography Charges -- July 29, 2008: NBA Referee Tim Donaghy Is Sentenced to Prison for Betting on Games -- September 7, 2008: Financial Institutions and Markets Begin to Collapse
Summary Describes and analyzes 400 of the most important and most publicized scandals in all fields of human endeavor that have occurred throughout the world since the beginning of the 20th century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject History, Modern -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
History, Modern -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
Scandals -- History -- 20th century.
Scandals -- History -- 21st century.
Scandals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Scandals -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
United States -- History -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
History.
Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
Author Bankston, Carl L. (Carl Leon), 1952-
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Other Titles Modern scandals