Question by  Tk74 (37)

What is the history behind the St. Valentines day massacre?

I know the St Valentines day massacre occurred in 1929 but do not know the specifies of the event.


Answer by  sylsia (510)

The St. Valentine's day massacre happened on Feb. 14th in Chicago, Illinois. Seven members of the North Side gang were killed by members of Al Capone's gang by gun fire.


Answer by  historybuff (40)

The event was the result of two gangs clashing during the Prohibition Era. The two gangs were the South Side Italian and North Side Irish.


Answer by  sashangeljaz (992)

In Chicago, there was turf war between two criminal gangs selling illegal alcohol. One was led by Al Capone and the other by Bugs Moran. Capone devised a plan to lure Moran and his henchmen into a warehouse and then kill them. The plan went though but with one hitch. Moran, for unknown reasons, never entered the warehouse.


Answer by  adawg (247)

It was a crime war conflict between crime families that Al Capone was heavily involved with. A number of people died and it was brought to public attention.


Answer by  Swani (125)

On Valentine's Day 1929, seven men were found along side a garage wall, shot. There were five members from one notorious ganster gang and two men who were not in the gang. The murders were reportedly precipitated Al Capone and his gang to snuff out members of a rival gang. There were no formal charges brought forth for the murderers.


Answer by  mskaitlin (9)

On the morning of February 14th in 1929, Al Capone ordered 7 people involved with the North Side Gang to be lined up and shot in Chicago, Illinois.

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