22 – Al Capone’s Valentine’s Day Massacre

February 13, 2017

On Feb. 14th, 1929, seven men were found dead in a North Side Chicago garage. The scene was grisly – each man had been shot anywhere from nine to fifteen times, mowed down with shotguns and Thompson “Tommy Gun” sub-machine guns. Who were they? Why did it happen? What did Al Capone have to do with it? Learn about the history of organized crime in Chicago and so much more in this underworld edition of Timesuck!

Al “Scarface” Capone

“Big Jim” Colosimo

George “Bugs” Moran

Johnny Torrio (Center)

Michael McDonald

St. Valentine’s Massacre Crime Scene

St. Valentine’s Massacre Crime Scene

Raising Lake Street in Chicago

Thompson Sub-Machine Gun




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