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Charles Arthur Floyd, AKA Pretty Boy, was bestowed the “Public Enemy Number One” title upon Dillinger’s death, largely because he was wanted for the murder of two policemen and two FBI agents in an event known as the Kansas City Massacre.

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Whitey Bulger: What investigators found inside the mobster's home

Boston mobster and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger worked as an FBI informant throughout the 1980s, providing information about Boston's Angiulo crime family while evading arrest. Bulger had been on the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitive list and the agency had offered a $2-million reward for his arrest.

Though his name isn't as widely known as that of Hickok, Billy The Kid or Doc Holliday, the greatest of all the old west gunfighters was Ben Thompson. Gunman, gambler, soldier on both sides of the border and Austin lawman, his life and death are the stuff of legend. "It is doubtful if in his time there was another man living who equalled him with a pistol in a life-and-death struggle" -Bat Masterson

JOSEPH AMBERG Birth: c. 1892 Death: Sep. 30, 1935 Organized Crime Figure. He along with his brothers Louis "Pretty" and Hyman Amberg were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1920s and 1930s On September 30,1935, Joseph Amberg and Morris Kessler (one of his henchmen) were lined-up against the wall of an auto repair garage in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn and shot to death by three gunmen of "Murder, Inc".

Lester J. Gillis (aka: "Baby Face" Nelson) was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 6, 1908. He started in crime at the age of 13, and worked for Al Capone. He was arrested in 1931 but escaped and began a series of bank robberies, two with John Dillinger.

1920s prohibition posters: In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect with the passage of the 18th Amendment. Organized crime started to gain momentum as Mobsters such as Al Capone and Dutch Schultz began importing illegal alcohol and selling it to a public more than willing to break the law. An age of outlaw glamour and speakeasies continued for almost a decade.

Al Capone. Chicago's "Public Enemy Number One" opened some of the first soup kitchens in Chicago after the Great Depression.

Carlo Gambino (1902 - 1976)Mafia boss, capo of the Gambino crime family headquartered in New York City

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1934 "wanted" reprint- john dillinger, "pretty boy" floyd, "baby face" nelson

1934 "Wanted" Reprint John Dillinger "Pretty Boy" Floyd "Baby Face" Nelson | eBay

A turret gunner of a U.S. bomber. Look at how advanced the technology became in time for the war. It's kind of creepy....

"Alvin Karpis" (1907 - 1979) One-time FBI "Public Enemy No. 1", member of the Barker Gang during the 1930s, he served more time in Alcatraz prison than any other inmate (over 25 years)