Daily Archives: July 22, 2014

Bank robber John Dillinger shot to death by federal agents in Chicago 80 years ago this hour (July 22 1934)

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(Sunday, July 22, 1934, 10:40 p.m. CWT; during the Great Depression) — John Dillinger, America’s Public Enemy No. 1 and the most notorious criminal of recent times, was shot and killed at tonight by federal agents a few seconds after he had left the Biograph Theatre on Chicago’s North Side.