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John Dillinger Gunned Down

A 1934 report informs the nation that its public enemy number one, John Dillinger, has been killed. Betrayed by his girlfriend, who tipped off police about his whereabouts, Dillinger was gunned down as he left Chicago's Biograph Theater on July 22.

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