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Marie Curie


7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934 (Aged 66)

Curie was a famous Polish-born, a French scientist who became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

She is also one of only two people to have won a Nobel Prize in two different fields, physics, and chemistry.

Curie, who worked with her husband, Pierre, is responsible for the discovery of polonium, radium, and the development of X-rays.

She named the chemical element polonium after her native Poland.

Curie’s death, from aplastic anemia, was as a result of exposure to radiation, for long periods of time, during her research.

In 1935, Marie’s daughter, Irène Joliot-Curie, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which she shared with her husband, Frédéric.

Alexander I

(Yugoslav King)

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16 December 1888 – 9 October 1934 (Aged 45)

Alexander I was the King of Yugoslavia from 1921 until his death in 1934.

During World War I, Alexander served as commander in chief of Serbia’s armed forces.

On 1 December 1918, he proclaimed the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes as prince regent.

He was assassinated by a Bulgarian with links to a Croatian separatist group, while on a state visit in Marseille, France.

Augusto César Sandino

(Military Leader)

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May 18, 1895 – February 21, 1934 (Aged 38)

Sandino was a Nicaraguan guerrilla leader, who was opposed to U.S. involvement in Latin America affairs.

His exploits made him a hero to Sandinistas and a symbol of resistance across Latin America.

Sandino was assassinated by national guard forces, under the orders of General Anastasio Somoza García, who went on to become Nicaraguan President and dictator.

Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow

B.P. October 1, 1910 – 23 May 1934 (Aged 23)

C.B. 24 March 1909 – 23 May 1934 (Aged 25)

(American Outlaws)

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Bonnie & Clyde were American outlaws who traveled across the central United States during the Great Depression.

Their gang, at varying times, included Clyde’s older brother, Buck, and his wife, Blanche, among others.

The gang is believed to have killed up to 14 people, including a number of police officers. However, they were known to release the majority of people they abducted during the course of a robbery or getaway.

They enjoyed Bonnie & Clyde were eventually ambushed and killed by a group of police officers near the town of Sailes, Louisiana. Their car was riddled with bullets, ensuring their immediate death.

During their lives, the couple had enjoyed a level of fame across the states, largely as a result of photos printed in newspapers, such as the one above, after they were found in one of their hideouts.

Read more about their life and death here.

John Dillinger

(Bank Robber)

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22 June 1903 – 22 July 1934 (Aged 31)

Dillinger was a notorious American gangster, who was part of a gang known as the Dillinger gang.

They were prolific bank robbers during the 1930s, responsible for as many as 24 robberies.

At the height of his notoriety, Dillinger and his gang were labeled public enemy number one.

He escaped from prison twice during his time crime career, which only added to his infamy.

Dillinger was killed in Chicago by FBI agents after he was hunted down following being on the run for nearly a year.

Read more about Dillinger’s death here.

Baby Face Nelson

(Bank Robber)

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6 December 1908 – 27 November 1934 (Aged 25)

Nelson was an American bank robber, known for being part of the Dillinger Gang.

He was responsible for killing three FBI agents during his criminal career.

Following Dillinger’s death, FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, declared Nelson to be ‘public enemy number one’.

He evaded authorities for a number of months before being killed in a shootout with FBI agents in Barrington, near Chicago, Illinois.