Did the night of July 22, 1934, bring about the violent death of one of America’s criminal masterminds?

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Date: August 19th, 2015

dillingerFrom Strange Facts: The question of whether infamous bank robber John Dillinger was gunned down upon leaving a movie theater in Chicago is still debated today. Did John Dillinger really die on July 22nd, 1934?

Looking back, Dillinger started his troubled life in an unassuming part of Indianapolis. As a teenager he frequently got into fights, bullied younger children, and began honing his skills at taking things that belonged to others.

One story has him stealing coal from incoming trains and selling it to local residents and merchants.

Then began his unparalleled career as an expert bank robber. His well-planned robberies netted cash ranging from $3,500 to $74,000. He also stole and stockpiled guns for use in his criminal exploits.  More

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