July 22, 1934: Bank robber and jail breaker John Dillinger was killed by FBI agents at the Biograph Theater in Chicago. The infamous criminal held the attention of the press, the public and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and is featured in the Newseum's FBI exhibit, "G-Men and Journalists."
Eliot Ness, born in Chicago on April 19, 1903, was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago. He was the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables. Ness brought down the notorious gangster Al Capone by targeting the illegal breweries and supply routes used by him.