This Day in History: 1934-10-22
(October 22, 1934)
Pretty Boy Floyd was finally shot today in a corn field in Ohio by G-Men from Hoover’s FBI team after refusing to surrender. Floyd is reported to have chosen a shootout death to the electric chair. Pretty Boy Floyd had added four new notches to his notorious fob watch in June when he attempted to free fellow robber Nash during a machine gun battle in Kansas City. Four G-Men agents were killed and Nash was killed in the crossfire, and the G-Men vowed to find Floyd as the most wanted killer in America at that point.
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