14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Today many of you will think about love, roses, and chocolates and whether or not you booked dinner reservations at a suitably romantic restaurant. While others will remember that today in 1929 seven members and associates of the North Side Gang were gunned down in a Chicago garage on orders from Al Capone, which will prompt you to look up the event and spend hours reading about bootlegging.

But the day shouldn't be about choosing one or the other. Why not combine the best of both—remember the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre while enjoying some lovely chocolates (just finish the chocolates before looking at the crime scene photographs). Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Image from the New York Public Library.

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