PUBLIC ENEMY #1
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Who was the world's first Public Enemy #1?
The term 'Public Enemy' got it's
start in 1930 when Frank J. Loesch of the Chicago Crime Commission used it to
describe Al Capone.
April 24, 1930 the Chicago Tribune printed a list of the first 'Public Enemies'
(they had no numerical designation):
After a botched attempt at
catching John Dillinger by the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, in an attempt to save face
made use of the term 'Public Enemy' and on June 22, 1934, Dillinger's 31st
birthday, declared John Dillinger 'Public Enemy #1', the first person to be so
On June 23,
FBI offered a $10,000 reward for his capture, and a $5,000 reward for
information leading to his arrest.
John Dillinger was killed by FBI agents on July 22,
1934 at the Biograph Theater in the Lincoln Park after being turned in by Ana
Cumpanas, who accompanied him to the theater with along with his girlfriend,
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