Home Timeline July 1934
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July 1934

July 1, 1934
Sunday
Pat Reilly tells FBI agents that probably all phone numbers found in possession of the gang or their molls, or phone numbers and addresses in letters, are likely to be in code. The numbers appearing in written form are each subtracted from 10 to obtain the correct number intended. For example, Dale 2435 would be used for 8675. The taciturn Reilly also informs agents that Baby Face Nelson brought a letter from Louis Cernocky, proprietor of Louie's Place, Fox River Grove, Illinois, and promptly handed the letter over to Emil Wanatka immediately upon their arrival to Little Bohemia. Reilly claims he saw the envelope but not its contents.

July 2, 1934
Monday evening
Dillinger attends a movie at the Biograph, at 2433 Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.

July 7, 1934
Saturday
Dillinger meets with O'Leary at Schiller Street and Sacramento Boulevard, Chicago, to discuss Billie's appeal. Polly Hamilton is nearby, but O'Leary declines an offer to be introduced.
* Pat Cherrington and Opal Long sentenced to two years at the federal prison in Milan, Michigan, on harboring charges.

July 10, 1934
Tuesday
Dillinger, Polly Hamilton, Van Meter and Marie Comforti attend the World's Fair.

July 11, 1934
Wednesday
O'Leary meets Dillinger at Augusta and Sacramento Boulevards, Chicago, to discuss the possibility of freeing Billie Frechette.

July 22, 1934
Sunday
Anna Sage phones Melvin Purvis at 5:30 p.m. to inform him that she, Dillinger and Polly will go to either the Biograph or the Marbro Theatre this evening.

July 22, 1934
8:15 p.m.
Dillinger, Sage, and Polly arrive at the Biograph. After the three enter the theatre, more than 20 federal agents, including five East Chicago officers, are summoned.

July 22, 1934
10:35 p.m.
Upon leaving the theatre, Dillinger is shot four times, two grazing his face, one hitting his left side, and one entering the back of his neck and exiting beneath the right eye. He dies within moments. Agent Charles Winstead is believed to have fired the fatal shot. Witnesses tell Dillinger family that the authorities never called out to Dillinger to stop and that he was shot at close proximity (some say within arms' reach).

July 24, 1934
Tuesday
Dillinger is carried in wicker basket from the undertaker to the hearse to begin journey to Mooresville. After a six-hour ride, the caravan arrives. The body is carried into the Harvey Funeral Home. Body is removed after a showing before thousands of viewers in Mooresville John's body was moved. The move from the funeral home took place at 10:15 p.m. and moved to Maywood, Indiana, to the home of Audrey Hancock, Dillinger's sister.

July 25, 1934
Wednesday
The Hancocks permit public viewing of the body in front parlor of their home before the funeral proper. Casket then removed to Crown Hill Cemetery during severe thunderstorm. Casket lowered at 3:15 p.m.

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