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st. valentines day massacre

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Transcript of st. valentines day massacre

The St. Valentines Day Massacre
Time: 10:30 A.M.
Date: February 14, 1929
Location: Chicago
North side-2122 North Clark street
This was the most notorious gangster killing during the
Prohibition Era.
This made
Al Capone
a national celebrity as well as brought him the unwanted attention of the federal government.
During the Prohibition Era, gangsters ruled many large cities.
By the late 1920's, Chicago was split between 2 rival gangs: one led by
Al Capone,
and the other led by
George "
Bugs
" Moran.
Many of the gangsters became rich from owning breweries, brothels, and gambling joints.
-While Capone was in Miami with his family his associate

Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn

visited him.

-He had been recently the target for the assassination ordered by Moran.

- McGurn was placed in charge of the assassination to eliminate the Moran gang.
- McGurn hired a hijacker that told Moran that he had a shipment of some liquor
(Old Log Cabin Whiskey)
that he was willing on selling at a reasonable price.

-
Moran told him to meet him at his garage to do the exchange.
Plan
- Al Capone's men disguised themselves as
police officers
and took off in a stolen cop car.

-The two men entered the garage and with
machine guns
fired off over 70 rounds.

-Left
7
of the Moran men dead.
Pete Gusenberg
-
street level

tough for the Moran Gang
John May
- a
mechanic
for the gang
James Clark and Adam Heyer
-
ranking members
Albert Weinshank
-
organized laundry
business man
Reinhart Shwimmer
-
optician
, associated with
gambiling
for the Moran's
Frank Gusenberg
- lived for three hours then died later at a hospital,
refused
to give any information about the incident
The Dead Victims
Effects of the Massacre
Weakened
Moran which made his power to decline quickly
made Al Capone and his men
internationally

famous
Capone
never convicted
but arrested later in 1931 for tax evasion and sentenced to 7 years in jail
JACK "MACHINE GUN" McGURN
George "Bugs" Moran
AL CAPONE
MADE HEALINES
AT THE SCENE
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