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The founding of the FBI

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


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… 111 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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Georgia Doom to Join American Arena League

The Georgia Doom have officially joined the American Arena League. They are the second team to declare that they will join the new league after Central Penn Chargers owner… 126 more words

FBI Remembers Agents Killed In 1934 Shootout With Gangsters

(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


The Northwood Lodge

Shadoe Publishing is pleased to present to you our FIRST non-fiction novella from K’Anne Meinel.  Join us in enjoying this little anecdote to American history…a time now long forgotten… 76 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. 73 more words

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