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"Machine Gun" Jack McGurn, the alleged mastermind of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, met his own end in a bowling alley the night before Valentine's Day in 1936. The hit was believed to have been inspired by a 1932 film depiction of the massacre.

 
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