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George Clarence Moran, better known as Bugs Moran, was a Chicago Prohibition-era gangster. On February 14, 1929, in an event which has become known as the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, seven members of his gang were gunned down in a warehouse, supposedly on the orders of Moran's rival Al Capone. He has been credited with popularizing the act of driving by a rival's hangout and spraying it with gunfire, now referred to as a drive-by shooting.

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JOHN MAY Birth: 1894 Death: Feb. 14, 1929 Gangster. A member of Bugs Moran crime gang, he was a victim of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, Illinois.


Mafia Boss George 'Bugs' Moran stands for a portrait in 1928. Bugs gained infamy during the Prohibition era as Al Capone's chief rival in Chicago.

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Al Capone And the St. Valentine's Day Massacre

14 February 1929, St Valentine’s Day Massacre


George Clarence "Bugs" Moran (nee Abe Cunin) was a Polish Jew born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Moran. He came to Chicago as a 19 yr old. After many years of inbreeding by his people, he was half nuts, and that's where the name 'Bugs' came from.//