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Salvatore Maranzano slain....

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September 11, 1931

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, September 11, 1931

* Salvatore Maranzano assassination (1st report)
* Charles 'Lucky' Luciano

This 34 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page that include: "Three Killed in New York by Gunman; Two Children Narrowly Escape Bullets" and more (see photos).

This tells of the assassination of Salvatore Maranzano.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning with little margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Salvatore Maranzano (July 31, 1886 - September 10, 1931) was an organized crime figure from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and an early Cosa Nostra boss in the United States. He instigated the Castellammarese War to seize control of the American mafia operations, and briefly became the Mafia's "Boss of Bosses". He was assassinated by a younger faction led by Lucky Luciano, who established a power-sharing arrangement rather than a "boss of bosses" to prevent future wars.

Category: The 20th Century

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