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10-09-1951

Crime boss Salvatore Maranzano shot and stabbed to death in NY

Family feuds in the 1920s lead to years of mafia murders. In 1931, Al Capone acolyte and eventual ‘Boss of Bosses’, Salvatore Maranzano, must have felt he was reasonably safe. Only five months previously he had let Luciano kill his old enemy and he had already hired another hitman to kill his new enemy, again, Luciano. Unfortunately, Luciano was ahead of him and had already hired his own assassins. Fittingly, the Sicilian Salvatore died in a similar manner to his hero, Julius Caesar... Read the Charles 'Lucky' Luciano Crime File