The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929 had nothing to do with love. A prominent gangster sent machine guns instead of flowers to rival Chicago gang members in an ongoing battle over who would control the city’s gambling, prostitution and bootlegging (it was Prohibition, after all).
When the smoke cleared, seven people were killed. At the time, police suspected the massacre was a failed attempt by mob kingpin Al Capone to snuff out rival George “Bugs” Moran.
No one was ever arrested.
Now you can see some of the bullets, coroner reports and other artifacts from the 88-year-old bloodbath at