As a child, Dillinger had a gang called the Dirty dozen. They did petty thefts and pranks on several people.
When he was born
June 22, 1903
Dillinger married 16 year-old Beryl Hovius.
When he died
July 22, 1934
Dillinger died July 22, 1934 because his girlfriend's friend sold him out to the police. But when they took his body to his hometown to identify the it, they said it wasn't him.
Dillingers crime spree
His infamy began
May 10, 1933
As soon as he got out of jail (8 1/2 years), he immediately robbed a bank in Bluffton, Ohio.
Dillinger and his crimes
September, 1933 - July, 1934
Dillinger robbed several banks and police arsenals; staged three jail breaks killing a sheriff in one and wounding two guards in another; and he killed 10 men and wounded 7 others. He could rob a bank in less than a minute.
January 23, 1934 - March 3, 1934
A fire broke out in the hotel Dillinger and his gang were hiding out in and the police found them. Dillinger fooled the guards that he had a real gun when it was a wooden one that he whittled.
March 30, 1934
Dillinger then took his girl friend Evelyn Frechette and joined Baby Face Nelson and then they stayed in an apartment but were caught soon after.
April 3, 1934
Dillinger was wounded in a gun fight at the hotel. Dillinger and Frechette hid out at Eddie Green's house but on April 3, Green was arrested so they stayed with his father until his wound healed. Then when Frechette went to stay with a friend for a while, she was arrested.
Public Enemy #1
Labeled Public Enemy #1
He escaped jail with guns that were smuggled into several of the prisoner's cells.
Dillinger's Last few Days
Getting sold out
July 21, 1934
Ana Sage, AKA Ana Cumpanas went to the police and said that Dillinger and his girlfriend would be going to the movies the following night and she told them that she would report back with which theater they would be at.
July 22, 1934
At 8:30, Dillinger and the two girls walked inside the Manhattan Melodrama theater. And at 10:30, they walked out and Dillinger was shot three times. At 10:50, Dillinger was pronounced dead.