The 14th of February is an important date for a number of reasons: not only is it the day we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but it is also the day that one of the most bloody broad daylight killings in Chicago’s gang wars took place. Named the Chicago Valentine’s Day Massacre, it took place in February 1929. The North Side of the city had erupted in violence and the killing of seven men shocked the world. What was even more shocking was that the murderers were dressed as policemen and that the crime is yet to be solved.
The event shocked the country and it serves us well to remember what happened, not only because we learn from the past but also so that we make sure nothing of the sort will ever happen again. The crime syndicates are not as prevalent as they once have been, no longer operating in broad daylight, but it does not mean they are gone or that their crimes have stopped. Mafia bosses seem to no longer thrive in the spotlight, like Al Capone and Irish gangster George “Bugs” Moran once did, but they are still around: just underground.
Here we have gathered the most important information about the Chicago Valentine’s Day massacre and news related to the gang scene of the ’20s that all of us should remember. Did you know about these things?