The Shooting of John Dillinger – Chicago, 22 July 1934

Posted on July 21st, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

John Herbert Dillinger, ‘Public Enemy Number One’, was shot dead by police outside a Chicago cinema on 22 July 1934, after he had just been watching a film about gangsters – he was aged 31.

To mark the day, here is a detailed newspaper story that reports on the death of Dillinger, and also gives a summary of his career as the USA’s most ‘wanted’ man.

historical newspaper report about The Shooting of John Dillinger

Nottingham Evening Post – Monday 23 July 1934

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000321/19340723/037/0008

historical newspaper report about The Shooting of John Dillinger

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