Accused Events in History

2014 Event - U.S.-Iranian citizen Jason Rezaian, the head of the 'Washington Post' bureau in Iran, has been accused of unknown charges and is being held without bail; Iran has denied requests from Switzerland to check on Rezaian's condition on behalf of the U.S.

2014 Event - Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans held in North Korea for crimes against the state, has been released; Fowle was accused of leaving a Bible in a club for mariners

2014 Event - Dutch and Australian police are headed to eastern Ukraine in the continuing search for bodies and evidence in the missile strike of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17; separatists have been accused of tampering with evidence and hindering investigations

2014 Event - Tobacco company R. J. Reynolds must pay over $23 billion in resolution of a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man who died from lung cancer at age 36; the suit accused the company of hiding the health risks and habit-forming nature of cigarettes

2014 Event - Two Americans, Jeffrey Edward Fowle and Matthew Todd Miller, are to be charged in North Korea with unspecified crimes; Fowle is accused of leaving a Bible in his hotel room, and Miller allegedly asked for asylum after destroying his visa

2014 Event - Indian athletes are granted permission to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics under their nation's flag; the Indian Olympic Association had been suspended when Indian officials were accused of corruption in 2012

2012 Event - Following some controversial remarks, Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, is accused of 'insulting the Greek people'

2012 Event - Accused of spying, Sudan arrest four foreigners in the disputed border region with South Sudan

2010 Event - Philip Markoff, accused Craigslist killer, commits suicide and is found dead in Nashua Street jail prison

2010 Event - Northern Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army is accused of abduction and forced recruitment of 697 people in the past year and a half

2010 Event - Hossein Marashi, former Vice-President of Iran, is put in jail after being accused of spreading propaganda

2010 Event - The widow of Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, Agathe Habyarimana, is arrested in France - accused of helping plan the 1994 genocide

2009 Event - Eight Eastern Europeans are accused of stealing $9 million in a huge computer payroll scam

1994 Event - Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court

1991 Event - Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant

1989 Event - Steve Garvey marries Candace Thomas while at same time being accused of fathering children by 2 other women

1987 Event - John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible" testifies in Israel

1987 Death - Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia

1987 Event - John Demjanjuk, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible" trial begins

1977 Event - Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, New York, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer

1971 Birthday - Eric Menendez, New York, accused of killing his parents, Menendez Brothers

1969 Event - Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar and indicent language in Tampa, Fla

1969 Event - Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias and distortion

1968 Birthday - Lyle Menendez, New York, accused of killing his parents, Menendez Brothers

1962 Birthday - Jodie Foster, Bronx New York City, actress, Taxi Driver, Accused

1960 Event - Alan Freed and eight other DJ accused of taking radio payola

1957 Birthday - Kelly McGillis, born in Newport Beach, California, actress, Top Gun, Accused, Witness

1957 Event - Mad Bomber (George P. Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested

1954 Event - Dr. Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)

1954 Event - Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist

1949 Event - "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)

1948 Event - Franklin D. Roosevelt advisor Alger Hiss accused to be a "communist"

1944 Event - Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans

1931 Event - Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama

1927 Death - Lizzie Borden, accused murderer, dies at 68

1926 Birthday - Claus Von Bulow, accused of murdering his wife

1921 Event - Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball

1919 Birthday - Vera Hruba Ralston, born in Czechoslovakia, actress, Dakota, Accused of Murder

1902 Event - John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore and Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles

1895 Event - Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices

1894 Event - Captain Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage

1875 Event - 238 members of "Whiskey Ring" accused of anti-U.S. activities

1870 Event - Mayor William Tweed accused of robbing New York treasury

1859 Birthday - Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer, Dreyfus Affair

1792 Event - France's King Louis XVI went on trial, accused of treason

1692 Event - Sarah Good and Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem

1681 Event - Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London

1635 Event - Virginia Governor John Harvey accused of treason and removed from office

1621 Event - Francis Bacon accused of bribery

1593 Event - English Congressionalist Henry Barrow accused of slander

1553 Event - English Lady Jane Grey/bishop Cranmer accused of high treason

1536 Event - Anna Boleyn and Lord Rochford accused of adultery/incest

1536 Event - King Henry VIII accused Anna Boleyn of adultery and incest

1492 Event - In Spain, 6 Jews and 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic

1491 Event - 6 Jews and 5 Conversos accused of killing Christians in La Guardia Spain

1348 Event - Jews in Zurich Switzerland are accused of poisoning wells

1288 Event - Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder