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Tuesday is 80th anniversary of FBI's infamous shootout with John Dillinger's gang

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Robert J. Shields, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Milwaukee Division on Tuesday, April 22nd is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the FBI’s attempt to arrest infamous gangster John Dillinger and members of his gang at the Little Bohemia Lodge in northern Wisconsin. 372 more words


this day in crime history: april 22, 1934

On this date in 1934, the FBI went toe to toe with John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and their gang in a shootout that left an FBI agent and a bystander dead. 327 more words

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Here at Balladeer’s Blog I enjoy treating conspiracy theories as a form of modern-day mythology. Just like mythology and religions conspiracy theories are irrational explanations for occurrences or situations that have much more rational explanations. 1,098 more words

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this day in crime history: april 13, 1934

On this day in 1934, outlaws John Dillinger and Homer Van Meter went shopping for guns in Warsaw, Indiana. Their shopping expedition began in the early morning hours of April 13th, when they assaulted Warsaw Police Officer Judd Pittenger while he walked his nightly beat. 77 more words

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this day in crime history: april 9, 1934

On this date in 1934, John Dillinger’s girlfriend, Evelyn “Billie” Frechette, was arrested by G-men in Chicago and charged with harboring a fugitive. An angry Dillinger vowed to break her out of jail, but a girlfriend of one of his gang members talked him out of it. 78 more words

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A few days ago, I wrote that “nearly everyone who ever appeared in a silent movie is gone.”

Now, we’ve lost one more.

In 1988, Terry Jones invited me to visit him on the set of… 315 more words

Empty Stadiums, Empty Promises

John Dillinger robbed his last bank here in South Bend – the Merchant’s National Bank, at 229 South Michigan Avenue. On June 30, 1934, … 468 more words