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The 30s, Gangster Style
"The 1930s spawned depression, unemployment and some of the most recognizable bad guys in American history. How much do you know about them."
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John Dillinger is a name that is synonomous with bank robbing, escaping jail, and evading the law. He robbed his first bank in July of 1933, at age 29. What had he been doing immediately prior to that?
Working as a machinist
In the Navy
Serving a prison sentence for assault and robbery
John Dillinger's career as the most famous bad guy of his time in the U.S. lasted how long?
Chicago born Lester Gillis was a member of the Dillinger gang for a short time. He is better known by what name?
Baby Face Nelson
Machine Gun Kelly
Charles Pretty Boy Floyd died in a hail of gunfire near East Liverpool, Ohio, in October of 1934. He was, among other things, accused of this sensational crime.
Participating in the Kansas City Massacre
Altoona, Pennsylvania bank bombing
This pair of Texas outlaws preferred robbing grocery stores and filling stations rather than banks, but did venture into that area occasionally. Their careers included the murder of nine law officers, causing John Dillinger to quip "They're giving bank robbing a bad name".
Amos 'n' Andy
Bonnie and Clyde
Al Capone struggled with this rival gang leader for control of the Chicago rackets, which included bootlegging, prostitution and gambling.
This woman traveled with, and took care of, her bank robbing, no goodnik sons. She was shot and killed by the FBI in a Florida shoot out.
Late summer, 1933. John Dillinger is making Indiana authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation look pretty silly. The image conscious J. Edgar Hoover is outraged. He sends his best agent to Chicage to bring the desperado to justice. Name this super agent.
All of sixteen years old, this killer persuaded Clyde Barrow to let him join the gang. One day later, he participated in his first murder, a young family man who interrupted them while they were attempting to steal his car. Who was this juvenile criminal?
Detroit hosted this bloodthirsty lot, who operated chiefly as bootleggers during prohibition. It is said they may have killed as many as five hundred members of rival gangs, and a good many of their own gang as a result of in fighting and power grabs.
The Dion O'Banion Gang
The Lo Fat Cinese Tong
The Spats Columbo Gang
The Purple Gang
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