March 4, 1944 Ossining, New York American mobster and head of Murder, Inc. Louis “Lepke” Buchalter is executed Lepke began his life of crime as a teenager, which was when he met Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro. The duo soon established an extortion business. Eventually the two formed a larger gang with Jacob “Little Augie” Orgen and… Continue reading Head of Murder, Inc. executed
December 31, 1936 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Two members of a robbery gang are attacked and left in a powder house before it explodes The victims were Floyd H. Parker (alias Harold Baker) and his girlfriend Helen Sieler. It was originally speculated the pair were attacked to silence them about a recent robbery, though it… Continue reading Explosion after argument between gangsters ends in death of one, large crater
November 26, 1934 Barrington, Illinois George “Baby Face” Nelson is fatally shot by federal agents Nelson, born Lester Joseph Gillis, was given the nickname “Baby Face” due to his youthful appearance, though it was a nickname few used to address Nelson directly. Instead, colleagues called him “Jimmy.” Nelson was a career criminal and had many… Continue reading The death of “Baby Face” Nelson
November 25, 1937 Detroit, Michigan Gangster Harry Millman is killed Millman was shot ten times by two assassins, one carrying two .45 pistols and the other a .38 revolver. Four others were injured by the attackers as well, one of whom died. The murders were never officially solved.
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… Continue reading Man with connections to Al Capone gunned down as he drives