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Pretty Boy Floyd

Gangster Pretty Boy Floyd

Full Name: Charles Arthur Floyd
Profession: Gangster

United States of America

Biography: A familiar figure in American popular culture, sometimes seen as notorious, but at other times viewed as a tragic figure, partly a victim of the hard times of the Great Depression in the United States.

He operated in the Midwest and West South Central States, and his criminal exploits gained widespread press coverage in the 1930s.

Born: February 3, 1904
Birthplace: Adairsville, Georgia, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: October 22, 1934 (aged 30)
Cause of Death: Shot in a corn field while being pursued by local law officers and FBI agents.

Historical Events

  • 1934-10-22 Notorious bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents in East Liverpool, Ohio

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