Great Events from History: Modern Scandals, 1st Edition

  • Carl L. Bankston
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  • ISBN-10: 1587654725
  • ISBN-13: 9781587654725
  • DDC: 909.82
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

Great Events from History: Modern Scandals is an entirely new reference set on a subject that has never been covered as broadly and thoroughly in any other reference publication.This three-volume set describes & 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. Each essay focuses on a single event, or series of closely related events, that has been perceived as a scandal. A wide variety of topics appear here, including scandals that rocked the worlds of banking and finance, education, government and politics, health and medicine, publishing and journalism, and sports and entertainment. Topics include such widely know scandals as the Teapot Dome scandal, 1919 "Black Sox" World Series, Watergate, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, the death of Princess Diana, Enron, the Tour de France doping scandal, and the 2007 subprime mortgage industry collapse.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Contributors.
Keyword List of Contents.
1: 1904: Theodore Roosevelt Is Accused of Accepting Corporate Funds.
2: January 23, 1904: Senator Joseph R. Burton Is Convicted of Bribery.
3: December, 1904: Boston Alderman Is Reelected While in Jail for Fraud.
4: 1906–1909: Emperor William Ii’s Homosexual “Circle” Scandalizes Germany.
5: March 2, 1906: Psychoanalyst Ernest Jones is Accused of Molesting Mentally Disabled Children.
6: June 25, 1906: Millionaire Heir Murders Architect Stanford White.
7: July 12, 1906: French Court Declares Alfred Dreyfus Innocent of Treason.
8: December 8, 1906: Former U.S. Senator Arthur Brown Is Murdered by Lover.
9: 1907: Elinor Glyn’s Novel Three Weeks Shocks Readers.
10: June 13, 1907: San Francisco Mayor Schmitz Is Found Guilty of Extortion.
11: November 15, 1908: Belgium Confiscates Congo Free State from King Leopold II.
12: 1909–1916: Dancer Isadora Duncan Begins Affair with Millionaire Heir.
13: 1910: Nobelist Marie Curie Has Affair with Physicist Paul Langevin.
14: March 25, 1911: Nearly 150 Workers Die in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
15: January, 1913: British Prime Minister’s Staff Is Investigated for Insider Trading.
16: January 13, 1913: Federal Judge Is Impeached for Profiting from His Office.
17: February 17-March 15, 1913: Armory Modern Art Show Scandalizes the Public.
18: May 13, 1913: Boxer Jack Johnson Is Imprisoned for Abetting Prostitution.
19: April 2, 1915: Players Fix Liverpool-Manchester United Soccer Match.
20: May, 1915: British Government Falls Because of Munitions Shortages and Military Setbacks.
21: July 27, 1917: Millionaire Socialite Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances.
22: 1919–1920: Ponzi Schemes are Revealed as Investment Frauds.
23: September 21, 1919: White Sox Players Conspire to Lose World Series in “Black Sox” Scandal.
24: July 19, 1921: U.S. Senate Rebukes Navy in Homosexuality Investigation.
25: February 1, 1922: Director Taylor’s Murder Ruins Mabel Normand’s Acting Career.
26: March 26, 1922: Hindemith’s Opera Sancta Susanna Depicts a Nun’s Sexual Desires.
27: April 12, 1922: Film Star Fatty Arbuckle Is Acquitted of Manslaughter.
28: June 22, 1922: British Prime Minister David Lloyd George Is Accused of Selling Honors.
29: January 18, 1923: Actor Wallace Reid’s Death in Drug Rehab Shakes Film Industry.
30: March 2, 1923: U.S. Senate Investigates Veterans Bureau Chief for Fraud.
31: May 30, 1923: U.S. Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty’s Aide Commits Suicide.
32: October 22, 1923: U.S. Senate Begins Hearings on Teapot Dome Oil Leases.
33: January 1, 1924: Film Star Mabel Normand’s Chauffeur Shoots Millionaire Courtland S. Dines.
34: May 12, 1924: Kentucky Congressman John W. Langley is Convicted of Violating the Volstead Act.
35: October 25, 1924: Forged Communist Letter Brings Down British Government.
36: November 19, 1924: Film Producer Thomas H. Ince Dies after Weekend on Hearst’s Yacht.
37: July, 1925: Nosferatu is Found to Have Violated Dracula Copyright.
38: May-June, 1926: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson Claims She was Kidnapped.
39: December 26, 1926: Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker are Accused of Fixing Baseball Games.
40: 1927: Mae West’s Play about Gays is Banned on Broadway.
41: 1927: President Warren G. Harding’s Lover Publishes Tell-All Memoir.
42: Early 1928: Joseph P. Kennedy Begins an Affair with Gloria Swanson.
43: 1928–1929: Actor is Suspected of Falsely Claiming to Be an American Indian.
44: March 21, 1928: Alberta Government Sterilizes Thousands Deemed Genetically and Mentally Unfit.
45: June 6, 1929: Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou Shocks Parisian Audience.
46: November, 1929: Banque Oustric et Cie Failure Prompts French Inquiry.
47: 1930: Liberia is Accused of Selling Its Own Citizens into Slavery.
48: May, 1930: Postmaster’s Division of Airmail Routes Creates a Scandal.
49: December 3, 1930: Surrealist Film L’Âge d’or Provokes French Rioting.
50: March 30, 1931: “Scottsboro Boys” are Railroaded through Rape Trials.
51: 1932: Insull Utilities Trusts Collapse Prompts New Federal Regulation.
52: July 28, 1932: U.S. Troops Drive World War I Veterans from Washington.
53: September 4, 1932: Film Star Jean Harlow’s Husband Is an Apparent Suicide.
54: January 20, 1933: Hedy Lamarr Appears Nude in the Czech Film Exstase.
55: March 31, 1933: New York Times Reporter Denies Reports of a Soviet Famine.
56: January 8, 1934-January 17, 1936 Stavisky’s Fraudulent Schemes Rock French Government.
57: May 16, 1934: General Douglas MacArthur Sues Newspaper Columnist for Libel.
58: July 10, 1934: Sex Scandal Forces Resignation of Alberta Premier Brownlee.
59: December 16, 1935: Film Star Thelma Todd’s Death cannot be Explained.
60: May 20, 1936: British Cabinet Member Resigns after Budget Information Leak.
61: Summer, 1936: Film Star Mary Astor’s Diary becomes a Public Sensation.
62: December 10, 1936: King Edward VIII Abdicates to Marry an American Divorcée.
63: March 17, 1937: Atherton Report Exposes San Francisco Police Corruption.
64: September-October, 1937: Prescription Elixir Causes More than One Hundred Deaths.
65: October 11–22, 1937: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Visit Nazi Germany.
66: May 22, 1939: Kansas City’s Boss Pendergast Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion.
67: February 6, 1942: Film Star Errol Flynn Is Acquitted of Rape.
68: February 19, 1942: President Roosevelt Orders Internment of Japanese Americans.
69: April 22, 1942: French Prime Minister Pierre Laval Wants Germany to Win World War II.
70: December 5, 1942: Industrialist Charles Bedaux Is Arrested for Nazi Collaboration.
71: January 14, 1943: Film Star Frances Farmer Is Jailed and Institutionalized.
72: February 23, 1943: Irish Orphan School Fire Kills Thirty-Five Girls.
73: June 4, 1943: Actor Charles Chaplin Is Sued for Paternity.
74: June 5, 1944: Australian Poets Claim Responsibility for a Literary Hoax.
75: May 9, 1945: Norwegian Politician Quisling Is Arrested for Nazi Collaboration.
76: May 26, 1945: Norwegian Writer Knut Hamsun Is Arrested for Treason.
77: August 14, 1945: French War Hero Pétain Is Convicted of Nazi Collaboration.
78: December 14, 1945: Poet Ezra Pound Is Charged with Treason and Institutionalized.
79: November 23, 1946: Tennis Star Bill Tilden Is Arrested for Lewd Behavior with a Minor.
80: Spring, 1947: Baseball Manager Leo Durocher Is Suspended for Gambling Ties.
81: July 5, 1948: Actor Carole Landis Commits Suicide During Affair with Rex Harrison.
82: August 4, 1948: Columnist Drew Pearson Exposes Congressman’s Corruption.
83: August 31, 1948: Film Star Robert Mitchum Is Arrested for Drug Possession.
84: May 27, 1949: Actor Rita Hayworth Marries Aly Khan after Adulterous Affair.
85: August 26, 1949: Viet Minh Broadcasts French General’s Damaging Report.
86: January 21, 1950: Alger Hiss Is Convicted of Perjury.
87: February 7, 1950: Swedish Film Star Ingrid Bergman Has a Child Out of Wedlock.
88: February 9, 1950: U.S. Senator Joseph Mccarthy Launches Communist Witch Hunt.
89: May 3, 1950: U.S. Senate Committee Begins Investigating Organized Crime.
90: January 17, 1951: College Basketball Players Begin Shaving Points for Money.
91: July 16, 1951: Belgium’s Disgraced King Leopold III Abdicates.
92: November 16, 1951: Federal Tax Official Resigns after Accepting Bribes.
93: September 19, 1952: Actor Charles Chaplin Cannot Reenter the United States.
94: September 23, 1952: Richard Nixon Denies Taking Illegal Campaign Contributions.
95: December 1, 1952: George Jorgensen Becomes Christine Jorgensen.
96: November 21, 1953: Piltdown Man Is Revealed to Be a Hoax.
97: May, 1955: Scandal Magazine Reveals Actor Rory Calhoun’s Criminal Past.
98: Late 1955: British Atrocities in Kenya’s Mau Mau Rebellion are Revealed.
99: 1956–1962: Prescription Thalidomide Causes Widespread Birth Disorders.
100: March 9, 1956: British Conductor-Composer Is Arrested for Possessing Pornography.
101: June, 1956: George F. Kennan Proves Russian Sisson Documents are Fakes.
102: June 25, 1956: President Truman’s Appointments Secretary Is Convicted of Tax Conspiracy.
103: December 12, 1957: Rock Star Jerry Lee Lewis Marries Thirteen-Year-Old Cousin.
104: April 4, 1958: Actor Lana Turner’s Daughter Kills Turner’s Gangster Lover.
105: September 22, 1958: President Eisenhower’s Chief of Staff Resigns for Influence Selling.
106: May, 1959: Teamsters Leader Dave Beck Is Convicted of Tax Fraud.
107: November 2, 1959: Charles Van Doren Admits to Being Fed Answers on Television Quiz Show.
108: February 7, 1960: President Kennedy’s Romantic Affair Links Him to Organized Crime.
109: February 8, 1960: U.S. Congress Investigates Payola in Pop Music Industry.
110: March 14, 1960: Fcc Chairman John C. Doerfer Resigns for Accepting Gifts from Networks.
111: July, 1961: Psychologist Stanley Milgram Begins Obedience-to-Authority Experiments.
112: March 29, 1962: Billie Sol Estes Is Arrested for Corporate Fraud.
113: May 19, 1962: Marilyn Monroe Sings “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”.
114: September 12, 1962: British Civil Servant Is Arrested for Spying.
115: October 26, 1962: West German Police Raid Der Spiegel Magazine Offices.
116: February 23, 1963: Play Accuses Pope Pius XII of Complicity in the Holocaust.
117: March 2-September 25, 1963: John Profumo Affair Rocks British Government.
118: July 2, 1963: Muslim Leader Elijah Muhammad Is Sued for Paternity.
119: August 14, 1963: Madame Nhu Derides Self-Immolation of Vietnamese Buddhists.
120: October 7, 1963: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson Aide Resigns over Crime Connections.
121: March 13, 1964: Kitty Genovese Dies as Her Cries for Help are Ignored.
122: October 7, 1964: President Lyndon Johnson’s Aide Is Arrested in Gay-Sex Sting.
123: October 29, 1965: Moroccan Politician Mehdi Ben Barka Disappears in Paris.
124: March 4, 1966: Munsinger Sex and Spy Scandal Rocks Canada.
125: March 1, 1967: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Is Excluded from Congress.
126: June 23, 1967: Senator Thomas J. Dodd Is Censured for Misappropriating Funds.
127: September 5, 1967: Socialite Nancy Wakeman Shoots Her Politician-Husband.
128: November 28, 1967: Investor Louis Wolfson Is Convicted of Selling Stock Illegally.
129: May 9, 1969: Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas Is Accused of Bribery.
130: July 18, 1969: Senator Edward Kennedy’s Driving Accident Kills Mary Jo Kopechne.
131: Fall, 1969-Winter, 1971: Japanese Baseball Players are Implicated in Game Fixing.
132: November 13, 1969: American Massacre of Vietnamese Civilians at My Lai Is Revealed.
133: December 30, 1969: United Mine Workers Leader Joseph Yablonski Is Murdered.
134: 1970: Study of Anonymous Gay Sex Leads to Ethics Scandal.
135: May 4, 1970: National Guardsmen Kill Protesting Kent State Students.
136: May 28, 1970: Irish Politicians are Tried for Conspiring to Import Weapons.
137: June 13, 1971: New York Times Publishes the Pentagon Papers.
138: August 20, 1971: Abusive Role-Playing Ends Stanford Prison Experiment.
139: January 28, 1972: Clifford Irving Admits Faking Howard Hughes Memoirs.
140: June 17, 1972-August 9, 1974: Watergate Break-in Leads to President Nixon’s Resignation.
141: June 22, 1972: Police Arrest Architect John Poulson for Bribery and Fraud.
142: July 8–22, 1972: Jane Fonda’s Visit to North Vietnam Outrages Many Americans.