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On this day in Chicago 80 years ago, John Dillinger was shot to death by FBI agents as he exited the Biograph Theater after seeing the Clark Gable gangster film Manhattan Melodrama.

This film was taken at the Cook County morgue, during a two day period in which an estimated 15000 people viewed his corpse.

Here’s look back at his life and death in photos and video.

45 Years Ago This Sunday, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon.

American astronauts, from left, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon, as they talk over drinks in a wood-panelled room, Houston, Texas, March 1969. (Photo by Ralph Morse

Portrait of American astronauts, from left, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon, as they pose on a model of the moon, 1969. Photo by Ralph Morse


Photo by Vivian Maier

Bettina (Simone Micheline Bodin), the first French supermodel, walks out of Cartier, Paris in 1953.

Photo by Jean-Philippe Charbonnier

Beams of sunlight streaming through the windows at Grand Central Station, New York City, circa 1930.

Photo by Hal Morey

Photojournalist Robert Capa at a meeting of the Magnum photographic co-operative, Paris, circa 1947.

Photo by Ernst Haas

Kennedy and his wife, who also died in the crash JFK Jr salutes at his father's funeral


July 16th 1999: John F. Kennedy Jr. dies

On this day in 1999 John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette died in a plane crash. JFK Jr., the son of the late President, was flying the aircraft when it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. The crash was supposedly due to pilot error. They were reported missing on July 16th and their bodies were found on the ocean floor on July 21st. The tragic death of the assassinated President’s son at age 38, who captured the heart of the nation when he saluted his father’s coffin, fueled the idea of a ‘Kennedy curse’ on the family.

"We dared to think, in that other Irish phrase, that this John Kennedy would live to comb gray hair, with his beloved Carolyn by his side.But, like his father, he had every gift but length of years”
- John’s uncle Senator Edward Kennedy at his memorial service

Actress Joan Bradshaw walks her toy poodle at the corner on Hollywood & Vine streets on September 8, 1957 in Los Angeles, California.

Photo by Earl Leaf

LeBron is going back to Cleveland.


Photo by Jill Freedman

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