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by THunt
Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: 1933-1950: Post-Prohibition
Topic: Capone passes away in Florida
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Views: 1292

Capone passes away in Florida

On this date (Jan. 25) in 1947, Al Capone died of pneumonia and heart failure, complications of a recent stroke. He died at his south Florida home at the age of 48. Once the top underworld power in the Chicago area, Capone's health deterioriated during his 1930s prison sentence for tax evasion. When...
by THunt
Thu, Jan 24, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: 1920-1933: Prohibition Era
Topic: Torrio surrenders Chicago rackets after ambush
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Views: 1280

Torrio surrenders Chicago rackets after ambush

On this date (Jan. 24) in 1925, gunmen seriously wounded Chicago rackets boss John Torrio outside of his Clyde Avenue home. Torrio, who was to begin a federal sentence for Prohibition violations just days later, spent weeks recovering. He then spent months in a Lake County jail. Upon his release, he...
by THunt
Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: 1920-1933: Prohibition Era
Topic: Silvio Tagliagambe (1893-1922)
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Views: 1046

Silvio Tagliagambe (1893-1922)

Silvio Tagliagambe was fatally wounded in a May 9, 1922, gunfight in lower Manhattan. While some have considered him merely a bystander, accidentally caught up in an exchange of bullets between a group loyal to boss of bosses Salvatore D'Aquila and a rival faction led by Giuseppe Masseria, the truth...
by THunt
Tue, Jan 8, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: 1986-Current: Recent Events
Topic: Bonanno capodecina Santora dies
Replies: 0
Views: 999

Bonanno capodecina Santora dies

http://mafiahistory.us/mugs/santora-nicholas-nybon1.png According to published reports, Nicholas "Nicky Cigars" Santora, a longtime leader in the Bonanno Crime Family of New York, died this past autumn (October 2018). We have just added a short biography of Santora to the website: "Bagged by Brasco...
by THunt
Thu, Jan 3, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: 1950-1957: Kefauver thru Apalachin
Topic: Adonis deports himself
Replies: 0
Views: 1445

Adonis deports himself

On this date (Jan. 3) in 1956: Joe "Adonis" Doto avoided a prison sentence and deportation by exiling himself to Italy. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xUqp802XJms/WGvDM0DidSI/AAAAAAAAHrs/KJSdovbP-CMO-RIYBrAgMClGZZOJqndZACLcB/s1600/1955nov15p25-nytimes-pics.gif Adonis had improperly claimed U.S. citizens...
by THunt
Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 6:44 am
Forum: 1986-Current: Recent Events
Topic: Chicago's Calabrese dies on Christmas 2012
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Views: 1026

Chicago's Calabrese dies on Christmas 2012

Frank J. "Frankie Breeze" Calabrese, Sr., seventy-five, a convicted leader of the Chicago Outfit, died December 25, 2012, at the Federal Medical Center of Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina. He was serving a life sentence. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-efiLr19cHs8/XCIkY3tsnjI/AAAAAAA...
by THunt
Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: 1986-Current: Recent Events
Topic: Uvas: Murdered on Christmas Eve
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Views: 995

Uvas: Murdered on Christmas Eve

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DKP0mnSxGSg/XB-R2zbQxrI/AAAAAAAAKmA/DQD1Ll3Lau4HeZvb5P5g5oE9XjoiJd8pwCLcBGAs/s320/couple.jpg Thomas and Rosemarie Uva headed out on the morning of Thursday, December 24, 1992, to finish up their Christmas shopping. Before leaving their apartment at Eighty-Third Street in ...
by THunt
Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: U.S. Mafia General Discussion
Topic: American Mafia history topics only
Replies: 0
Views: 1824

American Mafia history topics only

This General Discussion area is for American Mafia history topics that cannot be made to fit within the time periods specified in other areas. Posts on subjects not related to American Mafia history will be deleted.
by THunt
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: 1963-1970: Post-Valachi
Topic: Piscopo: The man who betrayed Johnny Roselli
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Views: 1041

Piscopo: The man who betrayed Johnny Roselli

The latest mafiahistory.us article by Edmond Valin focuses on Salvatore Piscopo (1893-1977), the Los Angeles Mafia soldier who betrayed Johnny Roselli to federal authorities.

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Read here:
http://mafiahistory.us/rattrap/salvatorepiscopo.html
by THunt
Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: 1920-1933: Prohibition Era
Topic: Cleveland convention of 1928
Replies: 0
Views: 1060

Cleveland convention of 1928

On this date (Dec. 5) in 1928, police arrested 23 men - most from out of state - attending a Mafia convention at Cleveland's Hotel Statler. The group included representatives from the Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Tampa and Buffalo underworlds. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9exN2p1uF1A/WEVdd__BrBI/AAAA...