Episode 37

St. Valentine's Day Massacre


February 13th, 2019

1 hr 6 mins 29 secs

Season 1

Your Hosts

About this Episode

Usually, you send flowers and chocolate on Valentine's Day, but Al "Scarface" Capone decided he was going to send a bloody message to his longtime rival Bugs Moran. On Feb. 14, 1929, seven of Moran's men from his North Side gang lay dead on a warehouse floor, gunned down by Thompson Submachine guns. Was a power struggle to control the lucrative bootlegging operation the motive for this massacre, or, like love, is this story a bit more complicated?