October 12, 1933 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

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Gangster George Francis Barnes, aka Machine Gun Kelly, is sentenced to life imprisonment

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly

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John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger

Birthdays in History

  • Guido Molinari, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2004)