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NYC mobster Vannie Higgins shot...

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June 19, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1932 (1st section)

* Vannie Higgins shot (killed)
* NYC mobster - prohibition bootlegger
* "Brooklyn's Last Irish Boss"

The front page has a one column heading: "VANNIE HIGGINS SHOT; DAUGHTER, 7, ALSO HIT" with subheads. (see) He would die on this day from his wounds.  Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this event.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day.
Complete first section, 32 pages. This is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century