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Those elusive doctors

I went armed with a list of people. Along with a map of the cemetery and the sections where these people were buried, I started off thinking I was well prepared. 677 more words


John Dillinger

John Dillinger and his gang robbed at least a dozen banks and netted a total loot of around $500,000 (roughly $7 million in modern day currency), but his take paled in comparison to the amount of money the FBI spent trying to catch him. 62 more words


this day in history: John Dillinger Killed by the FBI (1934)

John Dillinger Killed by the FBI (1934)

During a nine-year stint in Indiana state prisons for a 1924 holdup, Dillinger learned the craft of bank robbery from his fellow inmates. 94 more words

Chewsday-July 22nd

Today will be an “On this day” version of Chewsday, with our facts coming specifically from the many July 22nds gone before us.

On this date in the year 1298, the most infamous battle for Scottish independence took place. 508 more words

Thinking Out Loud

John Dillinger died 80 years ago today

The following is an article that appeared in the New York Times on July 22, 1934 regarding the shooting death of John Dillinger, a notorious American gangster and bank robber in the Depression-era United States.  1,636 more words


this day in crime history: july 22, 1934

On this day in 1934, John Dillinger was shot and killed by lawmen as he left the Biograph Theater in Chicago, IL. FBI agents under Special Agent in Charge Melvin Purvis, along with officers from the East Chicago, IN Police Department set up a stakeout outside the theater, which was showing the film… 110 more words

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July 22 in history:

On July 22nd, 1796, a portion of land along Lake Erie was named “Cleaveland,” in honor of Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the head of the surveying party. ¬† 77 more words

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