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St. Valentine's Day Massacre

February 14, 1929, will forever be remembered in history as the “Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.” In an attempt to thwart his enemy's control in the bootleg liquor industry, Al Capone took revenge by staging a massacre in which several of his enemies were killed.

During the early morning raid in Chicago, the Capone gang simulated a raid against seven unarmed members of the George “Bugs” Moran gang. Shortly after a bootlegger lured Moran's men to a garage to make a buy on some liquor at a low price, several of Capone's men appeared disguised as policemen in stolen uniforms, as if to conduct a raid. After gunning down the Moran gang with machine guns, two of the alleged policemen perpetuated the ruse further by appearing to ...

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