Definition of the St Valentine's Day Massacre from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the St Valentine's Day Massacre

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the murder of seven US criminals in Chicago on 14 February 1929. The men killed were members of 'Bugs' Moran's 'North Side gang' and were shot by a group of Al Capone's men dressed as police officers. The murders shocked Americans and caused the Chicago police to increase their efforts against Capone. The incident has been shown in many films.