July 22, 1934. Bank robber, murderer, prison escapee and thefirst person to receive the FBIs appellation Public Enemy Number 1 (July 1934). After nine years in prison (1924 33), Dillinger traveled throughthe Midwest, leaving a path of violent crimes. He was killed in Illinois by FBI agents led by Melvin Purvis as he left Chicagos Biograph movie theater (where he had watched Manhattan Melodrama, starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy). He was born at Indianapolis, IN, June 28, 1902.
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