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  • 1920s

  • 1930s

  • 1940s

    • 1942: After being paroled in 1942, Maddox retrieved her son and the two lived in run-down hotel rooms. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • December 17, 1943: Mary Theresa Brunner (born December 17, 1943) is a former member of the Manson Family who was present during the 1969 murder of Gary Allen Hinman, a California musician and UCLA Ph.D. candidate in sociology. - Mary Brunner, Wikipedia.
    • 1947: Maddox attempted to have her son placed in a foster home, but no placement was available. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • December 3, 1947: Patricia Dianne Krenwinkel (born December 3, 1947) is an American convicted murderer and a former member of Charles Manson's murderous commune, known as "The Family". - Patricia Krenwinkel, Wikipedia.
  • 1950s

    • 1950s: In the 1950s blacklisted actor Will Geer had to sell his large Santa Monica home and move his family to a small plot in the canyon where they could grow their own produce. - Topanga, California, Wikipedia.
    • February 12, 1951: Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. - February 12, Wikipedia.
    • 1951: Several statements in Manson's 1951 case file from the seven months he would later spend at the National Training School for Boys in Washington, D.C., allude to the possibility that Scott was African American. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1951: After a number of failed attempts, Manson succeeded in escaping, with two other boys, in 1951. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • October, 1951: On a psychiatrist's recommendation, Manson was transferred in October 1951 to Natural Bridge Honor Camp, a minimum security detention center. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1952: A number of other serious disciplinary offenses resulted in his transfer to the higher security Federal Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio[33] - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • May, 1954: Good work habits and a rise in his educational level from the lower fourth to the upper seventh grade earned him parole in May 1954. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • January, 1955: Then, in January 1955, he married a hospital cafeteria waitress named Rosalie Jean Willis. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1955: After stealing a car in Ohio, Manson drove the vehicle to Los Angeles, in the summer of 1955 with his pregnant wife. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • March, 1956: His subsequent failure to appear at a Los Angeles hearing on an identical charge filed in Florida resulted in his March 1956 arrest in Indianapolis. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • March, 1957: After the visits from his wife ceased, Maddox informed Manson his wife was living with another man. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1958: Manson received five years parole in September 1958, the same year in which Willis received a divorce decree. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1959: He pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to cash a forged U.S. Treasury check. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
  • 1960s

    • June, 1960: When one of the women he was pimping was arrested in Laredo, Texas in June 1960, Manson was also arrested and returned to Los Angeles. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1960s: Thornley also claimed that "Kirstein" and Brooks had accurately predicted Richard M. Nixon's accession to the presidency six years before it happened, as well as anticipating the rise of the 1960s counterculture and the subsequent emergence of Charles Manson and what became his cult following. - Kerry Wendell Thornley, Wikipedia.
    • 1960s: "State of California in the later 1960s." - Charles Manson, Wikiquote.
    • July, 1961: After a year spent unsuccessfully appealing the revocation of his probation, Manson was transferred from the Los Angeles County Jail to the United States Penitentiary at McNeil Island in Washington State. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1961: In Manson's September 1961 annual review at the penitentiary, it was noted that he had a "tremendous drive to call attention to himself". - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1961: According to a progress report of September 1961, however, "he never remain[ed] long enough with any given teachings to reap meaningful benefits."[40] Bruce Davis, one of Manson's principal collaborators in the Hinman and Shea slayings, was involved in Scientology in London from November or December 1968 to April 1969 but was expelled from Scientology, allegedly for using illegal drugs. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1963: Stevens was granted a divorce from Manson. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1964: Despite being 29 years old and imprisoned when the Beatles first came to America in 1964, Manson was obsessed with the group. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1964: That observation was echoed in a September, 1964 review. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1966: Manson was sent again to Terminal Island in 1966 for preparation of his early release. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1966: According to Manson, their new locale would allow the group to remain "submerged beneath the awareness of the outside world,"[70][72] and the home was then dubbed the Yellow Submarine, after the Beatles 1966 single of the same name. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • March 21, 1967: By his March 21, 1967 release day, Charles Manson had spent more than half of his 32 years of life in prisons and other institutions. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1967: She met Charles Manson on Manhattan Beach in 1967, along with Lynette Fromme and Mary Brunner, who were already known as "Charlie's Girls". - Patricia Krenwinkel, Wikipedia.
    • 1967: Atkins met Charles Manson when he played guitar at the house where she was living with several friends. - Susan Atkins, Wikipedia.
    • March 16, 1968: Several months after his departure from high school, Watkins met Charles Manson in Los Angeles County’s Topanga Canyon, at a house where Manson and several Family members were squatting. - Paul Watkins (Manson Family), Wikipedia.
    • April, 1968: He had emphasized Martin Luther King, Jr.'s April 1968 assassination as an affront to blacks. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • April, 1968: Good joined the Manson Family in April 1968, and a month later she found them a new home at Spahn Ranch, in the mountains north of Chatsworth. - Sandra Good, Wikipedia.
    • 1968: The events that would culminate in the murders were set in motion in late spring of 1968. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1968: After previously failing to show to hear Manson and the Family sing in late 1968, Terry Melcher finally heard what they had to offer musically at Spahn Ranch on May 18, 1969. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1968: Formerly a much-used set for Western movies and television shows, the ranch had fallen on hard times by 1968. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • June, 1968: By June 1968, Manson was telling the Family they might have to show blacks how to start "Helter Skelter" because "blackie" was too "stupid" to do so without their help. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • August, 1968: Almost in anticipation of himself and his followers being kicked out of Dennis Wilson's home, Manson established a base for the group at Spahn's Movie Ranch, above Topanga Canyon by August 1968. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1968: During the first days of November 1968, Manson established the Family away from Spahn at two alternative headquarters in Death Valley - Myers Ranch and Barker Ranch; each little or unused at the time. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1968: By the end of December 1968, Manson and Watson visited an acquaintance in Topanga Canyon who introduced them to The Beatles newly-released White Album. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • January, 1969: Early in January 1969, the Family escaped the desert's cold and positioned themselves to monitor the tension in Los Angeles caused by Manson's predicted race war by moving to a canary-yellow home in Canoga Park, not far from Spahn Ranch. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1969: As of February 1969,[76] property owner Rudy Altobelli had leased the property to Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1969: By February 1969, Manson's apocalyptic vision was complete. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • March 23, 1969: Manson entered, uninvited, the Benedict Canyon property located at 10050 Cielo Drive. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1969: The valley was a frequent hangout of murderer Charles Manson before his 1969 arrest at the Barker Ranch in nearby Panamint Valley. - Saline Valley, California, Wikipedia.
    • 1969: Victim impact statements originate from the Manson Murders in 1969. - Victim impact statement, Wikipedia.
    • 1969: The Tate murders became news after the Polanski’s housekeeper, Winifred Chapman, had arrived for work on the morning of August 9, 1969, discovering the murder scene. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1969: Frykowski was murdered in 1969 by Charles Manson and his followers. - Agnieszka Osiecka, Wikipedia.
    • 1969: Barker Ranch, the last hideout of Charles Manson and the site at which he was arrested in 1969, is located at the southern end of the valley off Goler Canyon Road. - Panamint Valley, Wikipedia.
    • 1969: The subject of the book is the 1969 Manson Family murders and Bugliosi's own prosecution of Charles Manson and his followers. - Helter Skelter (book), Wikipedia.
    • 1969: Members of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring, and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles, California. - Portal:United States/On this day/August 9, Wikipedia.
    • July 1, 1969: Manson countered on July 1, 1969, by shooting Crowe at his Hollywood apartment. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • July 25, 1969: Manson sent on-and-off Family member Bobby Beausoleil, along with Mary Brunner and Susan Atkins, to the Topanga Canyon home of acquaintance Gary Hinman. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • August 11, 1969: He was released on August 11, 1969, after undergoing a polygraph examination; the results indicated he had not been involved in the crimes. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • August 10, 1969: Detectives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which had jurisdiction in the Hinman case, informed Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives assigned to the Tate case of the bloody writing at the Hinman house. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • August 12, 1969: The LAPD told the press it had ruled out any connection between the Tate and LaBianca homicides. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • August 9, 1969: Around midnight, August 9, 1969, the group backed the car they arrived in down to the bottom of the hill leading up to the property. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • August 6, 1969: Beausoleil was arrested on August 6, 1969, after he was stopped by police while driving Hinman's car; police found the murder weapon in the tire well. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • August, 1969: Lownes was out partying with Roman Polanski when his wife Sharon Tate was murdered by the Manson Family in August 1969. - Victor Lownes, Wikipedia.
    • August 9, 1969: Sharon Tate, actress murdered by disciples of Charles Manson - 1969 in television, Wikipedia.
    • August, 1969: Dupree allowed the prosecution to admit into evidence the 1970 copy of Esquire magazine, found in the MacDonald household, part of which contained the lengthy article of the Manson Family murders in August 1969. - Jeffrey R. MacDonald, Wikipedia.
    • August 9, 1969: The Haunted Mansion was officially opened while later that evening actress Sharon Tate and others were murdered by Charles Manson and his followers. - Fantasmic!, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1969: Judge Keene was the presiding judge at the murder trial of Charles Manson from December 1969 to April 1970 when he was replaced due to a motion of prejudice filed by Manson and was accepted by Judge Keene. - Divorce Court, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1969: Hughes was among the first lawyers to meet with Charles Manson in December 1969. - Ronald Hughes, Wikipedia.
  • 1970s

    • January, 1970: The defunct Washington Star also covered this story extensively while a Newsweek article in January 1970 cited the case as an example of a 'copycat' Charles Manson gang, and caused some embarrassment to the anti-war organizations for whom Hitner had volunteered. - Richard Mattingly murder case, Wikipedia.
    • 1970: During the 1970 Los Angeles murder trial of Charles Manson and his followers, who were charged with the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, Herald Examiner reporter Bill Farr reported in an article that Manson had planned to murder Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. - Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Wikipedia.
    • June, 1970: "Anything you see in me is in you. If you want to see a vicious killer, that's who you'll see, do you understand that? If you see me as your brother, that's what I'll be. It all depends on how much love you have. I am you, and when you can admit that, you will be free. I am just a mirror." - Charles Manson, Wikiquote.
    • October, 1970: Watkins testified against Manson in October 1970, some months into the trial in which Manson was ultimately found guilty of the murders. - Paul Watkins (Manson Family), Wikipedia.
    • January 25, 1971: In Los Angeles, Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. - 1971 in the United States, Wikipedia.
    • March 29, 1971: A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and 3 female followers. - 1971 in the United States, Wikipedia.
    • 1971: "Rubin, I am not of your world. I've spent all my life in prison. When I was a child I was an orphan and too ugly to be adopted. Now I am too beautiful to be set free." - Charles Manson, Wikiquote.
    • 1971: He is alleged to have been a colored cook by the name of Scott, with whom the boy's mother had been promiscuous at the time of pregnancy."[21] When asked in 1971 about these records discovered by attorney Vincent Bugliosi, Manson emphatically denied his biological father was African American. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1971: He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders, which members of the group carried out at his instruction in 1969. - Charles Manson, Memory_beta_wikia.
    • 1971: Filmed in Argentina in 1971 it depicted the actions of a Manson-esque murder cult. - Snuff (film), Wikipedia.
    • 1972: Manson was sentenced to death, but that sentence was automatically commuted to life imprisonment when a 1972 court decision briefly eliminated the death penalty in California and canceled all death sentences pending in the state. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1974: "Charlie was always preaching love. Charlie had no idea what love was. Charlie was so far from love it wasn't even funny. Death is Charlie's trip. It really is." - Charles Manson, Wikiquote.
    • 1974: Roberta Lincoln thought Redjac looked like Charles Manson. - Charles Manson, Memory_beta_wikia.
    • September 5, 1975: In Sacramento, California, Lynette Fromme, a follower of jailed cult leader Charles Manson, attempts to assassinate U.S. - 1975 in the United States, Wikipedia.
    • 1976: Matt Roush from USA Today said Steve Railsback performance as Duane Barry, rivaled that of his portrayal of Charles Manson in the 1976 television series, Helter Skelter. - Duane Barry (The X-Files), Wikipedia.
    • 1977: Contradicting Beausoleil's account, however, Atkins, wrote in her 1977 autobiography that Manson directly told her, Beausoleil, and Brunner to go to Hinman’s and get the supposed inheritance of $21,000. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
    • 1978: In his 1978 autobiography, Watson said he had stabbed Tate, not Atkins. - Charles Manson, Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

  • 1990s

    • 1991: "I don't believe you're leaving 'cause me and Charles Manson like the same ice cream." - Charles Manson, Wikiquote.
  • 2000s

    • 2001: "The first is a moral basis for capital punishment and other barbarities; the second is so relativistic and "nonjudgmental" that it would not allow the prosecution of Charles Manson." - Christopher Hitchens, Wikiquote.
    • 2005: One Mind is a 2005 album by Charles Manson. - One Mind (Charles Manson album), Wikipedia.
    • 2007: "Look down at me and you see a fool; look up at me and you see a god; look straight at me and you see yourself." - Charles Manson, Wikiquote.
    • September 24, 2008: Susan Atkins, an associate of Charles Manson, was transferred to CCWF on September 24, 2008, with a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer. - Central California Women's Facility, Wikipedia.






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