JOHN DILLINGER Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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Name: John Herbert Dillinger                                                               
Born: 22 June 1903 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.                                           
Died: 22 July 1934 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.                                               
John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American bank               
robber, considered by some to be a dangerous criminal, while others idealized               
him as a latter-day Robin Hood. He gained this reputation (and the nickname "Jackrabbit")   
for his graceful movements during bank heists, such as leaping over the counter             
(a movement he supposedly copied from the movies) and narrow getaways from                 
police. His exploits, along with those of other criminals of the 1930s                     
Depression era, such as Bonnie and Clyde and Ma Barker, dominated the attentions           
of the American press and its readers during what is sometimes referred to as               
the public enemy era, between 1931 and 1935, a period which led to the further             
development of the modern and more sophisticated FBI.