22 July - First US public enemy No 1 John Dillenger shot dead

It was the FBI that made him the first ‘Public Enemy No 1’. But the public had less of a problem with the robbing of banks that they felt had robbed them during the Great Depression. Betrayed by a brothel-owning former prostitute, he was ambushed as he came out from a movie and was shot six times in the back as he tried to escape... Read the full John Dillinger Crime File

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