On July 26, 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is born when U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte orders a group of newly hired federal investigators to report to Chief Examiner Stanley W. 845 more words
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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… 111 more words
(CBS) – More than 80 years ago, two FBI agents lost their lives in a gunfight in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams was at ceremony today honoring the men for their heroism during the ferocious gunfight known as the “Battle of Barrington.” 207 more words
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. 73 more words