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.
Nottingham Evening Post – Monday 23 July 1934
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