Significant Events

1932

March 1 – Baby Charles kidnapped
March 12 – Condon meets with kidnapper ‘John’ about ransom money
March 16 – Condon receives sleeping suit from kidnappers
April 2 – Eleventh and twelfth ransom note received, Condon pays ‘John’ ransom
April 3 – Failed search for baby in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
May 12 – Deceased body of Lindbergh baby found near home
May 26 – New Jersey police issue a $25,000 reward for information

1933

May 2 – Banks begin to discover bills of ransom money
October 19 – FBI gains jurisdiction over case

1934

August 20 – More ransom gold bills found, lead police to Hauptmann
September 19 – Hauptmann arrested
September 20 – Police find $13,000 of ransom money at Hauptmann’s residence
September 26 – Hauptmann indicted for extortion
October 8 – Hauptmann indicted for murder of Lindbergh baby

1935

January 3 – Hauptmann trial begins in New Jersey
February 13 – Jury rules Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder

1936

April 3 – Bruno Richard Hauptmann electrocuted for his crime