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The Most Infamous Crimes of the 20th Century

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The twentieth century—particularly the second half of the twentieth century—saw an unprecedented rise in crime figures. It is fascinating that the major economic events of the first half of the twentieth century, including The Great Depression and the World Wars, had little effect on crime figures. Instead, it seems to have been the general increase in affluence in the populous, teamed with the rise of the motor car—and the possibility of quick getaways—that led to the sudden shift.

It is not the quantity of crime in the twentieth century that still fascinates us, however, but those few crimes that were so horrendous, so romantic, or so striking that we cannot help but remember them. Those we call the crimes of the century, and we’ve gathered some of the most memorable together here.

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From bank heists to crime sprees, here are 10 of the most infamous crimes from the 20th Century. Where else to find All Time 10s... Facebook: http://ow.ly/3FNFR Twitter: http://ow.ly/3FNMk Check out a selection of video's highlighting some Alltime10's favourite and interesting people.. @ http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=365DD325201BCB58
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In 1911, one man - without a plan, an escape route, or a buyer - managed to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Here's how he did it. From: MUSEUM SECRETS REVEALED: Inside the Louvre http://bit.ly/Wswe9B
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No one before had been quite as willing to kill as Al Capone was. He was not just a guy who sold whiskey, he came to own Chicago. The Smithsonian Channel reveals the real story of this dangerous criminal's rise to power and ultimate demise. FROM: THE REAL STORIES: THE UNTOUCHABLES: Al Owns the Town http://bitly.com/1z7FwqK
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A wooden ladder used in the abduction of the Lindbergh baby became a key piece of evidence when a wood expert managed to trace one of its rungs back to a missing floorboard in the suspect's home. From: CATCHING KILLERS: Plant Evidence http://bit.ly/1pTJQmL
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Blazing down back roads and running from the law, notorious criminals Bonnie and Clyde fled many crime scenes on these Arkansas roads. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Arkansas http://bit.ly/UIzix2
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Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States of America (USA). GV. The Mental Institution at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. SV. Looking into cell which was occupied by Boston Strangler Albert de Salvo. LV. Prison officer explaining to pressmen how de Salvo escaped. LV. Window high on wall. CU. Pan, footsteps in snow outside the institute. LV. Policemen entering police station. CU. Pan, Albert de Salvo is brought in by policemen. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:2021.23
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Conspiracies surrounding the assassination of JFK have proliferated in the 50 years since his death, but in the end, only one lone gunman fired the shots that would change history. From: THE DAY KENNEDY DIED http://bit.ly/1zqFPvX
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Find out more about this film, featured in "Media Matters," the National Archives blog of the Special Media Archives Services Division: http://blogs.archives.gov/mediamatters/2013/12/03/the-great-train-robbery/ Series: Motion Picture Films Relating to the Ford Motor Company, the Henry Ford Family, Noted Personalities, Industry, and Numerous Americana and Other Subjects, compiled ca. 1903 - ca. 1954 Collection FC: Ford Motor Company Collection, ca. 1903 - ca. 1954 Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: mopix@nara.gov Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted Use Restriction(s): Restricted - Possibly Specific Use Restriction: Copyright Note: All rights were conveyed to the U.S. Government on Nov. 28, 1962. However, proprietary rights or existing copyright in footage obtained from other sources by Ford Motor Company may exist. National Archives Identifier: 93049 Local Identifier: FC-FC-3898 Permanent URL: http://research.archives.gov/description/93049
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John Dillinger was born in 1903, in Indianapolis. In 1924, he robbed a grocery store, and was jailed. He escaped then headed to Chicago to put together one of the most organized and deadly bank robbing gangs in the country. The FBI shot him in 1934. Subscribe for more Mini Bios: http://bit.ly/1avbyjK Watch our mobsters play list: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRlmwKnv77Hq5X69LQ6RSxLwQk5AIjIp6 From pianists to presidents, learn it all in our Mini Bios playlist: http://bit.ly/1dM6ts3 Check out more bios and full episodes: http://bit.ly/1ebOUOC Like the official Biography Channel Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1g3yj3U Follow Biography Channel on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1ar0RNv Check out exclusive content on Google : http://bit.ly/163BpLz Don't miss out on great merchandise: http://bit.ly/GIrftp Biography Biography bio.® believes that the truth is more entertaining than fiction. True stories matter more to us because they happen to real people. We dig deep to find the most gripping, surprising and amazing stories. Whether it's a biopic, documentary, talk show or non-fiction series, BIO. delivers an honest portrayal of stories that will leave you amazed. BIO. True Story.™