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Jack 'Legs' Diamond...

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September 23, 1930

THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, September 23, 1930

* New York City gangster
* Jack 'Legs' Diamond

This 16 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "Diamond Told To 'Leave' in Hour At Philadelphia", "Was Deported from Germany---Says He Will Go to New York City".

Other news of the day throughout. A few small binding holes along the spine, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Jack "Legs" Diamond (July 10, 1897-December 18, 1931), aka Gentleman Jack, was a famous Irish-American gangster in New York City during the Prohibition era. A bootlegger and close associate of gambler Arnold Rothstein, Diamond survived a number of attempts on his life between 1919 and 1931, causing him to be known as the "clay pigeon of the underworld." In 1930, Diamond's nemesis Dutch Schultz remarked to his own gang, "Ain't there nobody that can shoot this guy so he don't bounce back?" Jack Diamond was not related to Lucchese crime family soldier, Stanley Diamond.

Category: The 20th Century

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