Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Valentine's Day in 1929 in Chicago for some, was marked not with chocolates, flowers, romantic dinners for two, but with a massacre that was the culmination of a struggle between rival gangs, for control of organised crime in the city. Seven men were gunned down, by men dressed in police uniforms, but believed to be henchmen of Al Capone. Although never linked to the crime, the massacre paved the way for Capone's ascendancy in the world of organised crime, by spreading disarray and chaos within the ranks of his rivals.

If you are celebrating Valentine's Day this year with a spouse, loved one, significant other, try to keep it romantic, peaceful and calm. By all means, spill your heart out and let the blood course through your veins, but not literally.

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