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Events from History: 23 May 1934

Notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met a bloody end on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on May 23rd, 1934. The charismatic couple, along with gang member Alton Parker, were ambushed by a posse of law enforcement officers after a tip-off. A hail of gunfire erupted, riddling the car with bullets and killing all three occupants instantly. Bonnie and Clyde’s reign of terror, marked by bank robberies, shootouts, and stolen cars, had captivated the nation during the Great Depression. Their deaths, however, brought a swift end to their criminal spree and solidified their place in American folklore as a symbol of rebellion and defiance, albeit a tragic one.

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