American gangster John Dillinger was killed July 22, 1934 at age 31. After robbing a grocery store for $50, Dillinger served 9 years in prison. It was during this time he said, "I will be the meanest bastard you ever saw when I get out of here." The deadly crime spree that followed his prison escape included robbing more than 25 banks and four police stations before he was shot by FBI agents.
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Written by Curiosity Staff July 22, 2014
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