The death of John Dillinger, Public Enemy No. 1

July 22, 1934 Chicago, Illinois Public Enemy No. 1 John Dillinger is killed by federal agents as he leaves a theater Dillinger was a bank robber during the Depression Era and, like other bank robbers at the time including Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson, had achieved a sort of celebrity…

The death of Jesse James

April 3, 1882 St. Joseph, Missouri Outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back by a member of his gang who wished to claim the reward money issued against James Robert Ford, James’ murderer, was a new recruit to the James gang and had met secretly with the governor of Missouri against James. Ford waited…