The English writer Daniel Defoe was put in the pillory for seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet.

Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were driving their stolen Ford V8 when they were engulfed in a hail of more than 100 bullets.

By the time the authorities re-established control on the morning of 4 May, two prison officers and three perpetrators lay dead.

Despite a reward of $10 million, and extensive investigations by the FBI, none of the works have ever been recovered and nobody has ever been arrested for the robbery.