John Dillinger (1903-1934) was a Depression-era gangster and bank robber. His gang robbed two dozen banks, crimes in which a dozen people were killed. He became the most notorious criminal of his day, and J. Edgar Hoover expanded the FBI as a consequence to tackle organised crime.
Dillinger was shot dead outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago by federal agents. There were reports that when he died people rushed forward to dip their handkerchiefs in his blood as a souvenir.
Smith, Kline & French was a pharmaceutical company that today makes up part of GlaxoSmithKline.
In 1830, John K. Smith opened a drugstore in Philadelphia, called John K Smith & Co. In 1865, Mahlon Kline joined the organisation as a bookkeeper. He gradually assumed greater responsibility, and the company became Smith, Kline & Company. In 1891, they took over the company French, Richards & Company, granting them access to more brands. Their name changed to Smith, Kline & French Company, and they began to focus more on research.