St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (42 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


On the 14 February, gangsters affiliated with Al Capone carried out a mass murder of seven people in Chicago. The cold-blooded, execution-style murder of members of George Moran’s gang symbolized the type and extent of the violence that prevailed in Prohibition-era Chicago.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[, accessed 25 October 2016.]