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Hotel Congress celebrates Dillinger Days

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jan 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-22 14:11:09-05

Actors at Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson reenacted the famous capture of one of the nation's most notorious bank robbers and gangsters.

The hotel hosts a two-day event to honor the capture of John Dillinger each year.

In 1934, Dillinger and his gang decided to hide out at the Hotel after robbing banks around the country. A fire at the hotel forced Dillinger to move to a house just a few blocks away -- where police eventually captured him. It remains one of the most famous events in Tucson’s history.