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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.

    Public Enemy Number One - John Dillinger in 1934

    July 22, 1934: Notorious bank robber and J. Edgar Hoover's "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is killed by FBI agents at a theater in Chicago.

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    Guillotine in a room of tortures and executions. Prison Plötzensee. Berlin. Photographer Boris Sokolov.

    Jesse Woodson James was one of, if not the most famous outlaw in American History, and certainly in the old west. Bank and train robber, murderer,...

    Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd - Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd, shot and killed by FBI agents a year after the Kansas City Massacre; the Bureau insisted that he was one of the killers, but Floyd denied being one of the killers with his dying breath.

    Original Gangsters - Public Enemies Photograph - Original Gangsters - Public Enemies Fine Art Print

    "The Black Dahlia" was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – c. January 15, 1947), an American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder.

    Owney Madden (left), New York's Public Enemy No. 2 as a gang leader in New York's Hell's Kitchen (the "Westies"), leaves the gates of Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, after spending a year behind bars for violation of parole on a manslaughter sentence. Madden has two more years on parole. Date Photographed: July 7, 1933

    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

    Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.

    Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter- Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (Feb 6, 1897 – March 4, 1944) was an American mobster and head of the Mafia hit squad Murder, Inc. during the 1930s. After Dutch Schultz's request of the Mafia Commission for permission to kill his enemy, U.S. Attorney Thomas Dewey, the Commission decided to kill Schultz after Schultz disobeyed the Commission by trying to carry out the hit after it had been rejected. Buchalter assigned Calabrian immigrant Albert Anastasia to assassinate Schultz.

    Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, the last "Public Enemy #1."

    Bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd drops in a hail of 93 bullets

    Al Capone wanted poster

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

    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.

    Wanted Poster for John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd from the Dillinger Museum. www.dillingermuse...

    Charles "Lucky" Luciano