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Al Capone and Prohibition
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
On February 14, 1929, members of Al Capone's gang executed several rival bootleggers in a Chicago garage. This so-called "massacre" symbolized the violence that was prevalent in 1920s Chicago.
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