Two fall to death in elevator shaft during burglary

November 24, 1915 New York, New York Jacob Jagendorf (left) and Robert Green (right) die from falling down an elevator shaft during a botched burglary Green, a 31-year-old night watchman, and Jagendorf, a 30-year-old engineer had collaborated to steal silk from a shirt company in a building Green guarded. They propped open an elevator door…

Man with connections to Al Capone gunned down as he drives

November 8, 1939 Chicago, Illinois Lawyer and racetrack operator Edward J. “Easy Eddie” O’Hare is fatally shot by unidentified men while driving O’Hare’s assassination occurred a week before mob boss Al Capone was released from Alcatraz. The two were in business together, running dog- and horse-tracks, and O’Hare had represented Capone in court in the…

Chicago gangster Hymie Weiss killed in hit

October 11, 1926 Chicago, Illinois Gangster Hymie Weiss (born Henry Earl J. Wojciechowski) is killed in a gangland hit Weiss, sometimes called “the only man Al Capone feared,” was with Sam Peller (his bodyguard), Paddy Murray (another gangster), William O’Brien (an attorney), and Benjamin Jacobs (an investigator working for O’Brien) when two men shot at…