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Charlie Birger Part One

Charlie Birger Part One

"Charli Birger Gang" - Criminal gang in 1920s at Saint Louis, USA. From my friend Samara.

"Charli Birger Gang" - Criminal gang in 1920s at Saint Louis, USA. From my friend Samara.

The Herrin Massacre, as it is widely known, occurred in the aftermath of a bloody war between union and non-union miners at the Southern Illinois Coal Co. strip mine in 1922.  About two dozen strikebreakers and guards were killed during the march from Crenshaw Crossing, where the William J. Lester strip pit was located between Marion and Herrin.  Although a grand jury returned 214 indictments, including murder, no one was ever convicted for the killings.

The Herrin Massacre, as it is widely known, occurred in the aftermath of a bloody war between union and non-union miners at the Southern Illinois Coal Co. strip mine in 1922. About two dozen strikebreakers and guards were killed during the march from Crenshaw Crossing, where the William J. Lester strip pit was located between Marion and Herrin. Although a grand jury returned 214 indictments, including murder, no one was ever convicted for the killings.

▶ Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs - Berlin – Alexanderplatz ist ein 1931 gedrehter Spielfilm von Piel Jutzi

▶ Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs - Berlin – Alexanderplatz ist ein 1931 gedrehter Spielfilm von Piel Jutzi

Herrin Court House under military guard in 1924, Once again during grade school

Herrin Court House under military guard in 1924, Once again during grade school

Arnold Rothstein--the gangster who rigged the World Series....seen as a character in Boardwalk Empire

Arnold Rothstein--the gangster who rigged the World Series....seen as a character in Boardwalk Empire

This day in St. Louis: April 19, 1928 - Charlie Birger, a gangster during the Prohibition era, becomes the last man in Illinois to be publicly hanged. He is put to death in Benton for ordering the murder of the mayor of West City. #stl250

This day in St. Louis: April 19, 1928 - Charlie Birger, a gangster during the Prohibition era, becomes the last man in Illinois to be publicly hanged. He is put to death in Benton for ordering the murder of the mayor of West City. #stl250

On April 28, 1929, policeman Sidney Block of the South Chicago district, off duty and in plain clothes, shot and killed a well-dressed young gunman who'd held up two 63rd Street shops. According to the Tribune, Block yelled

On April 28, 1929, policeman Sidney Block of the South Chicago district, off duty and in plain clothes, shot and killed a well-dressed young gunman who'd held up two 63rd Street shops. According to the Tribune, Block yelled

illie Mays' Catch  1954, Game 1  "I had it the whole time," Giants center fielder Willie Mays quipped after making his famous catch of a shot off the bat of Cleveland's Vic Wertz. He probably did. Depending on whom you talk to, Wertz hit the ball between 450 feet and 450 miles in the cavernous Polo Grounds, with runners on first and second in the top of the eighth of a 2-2 game. Mays' improbable over-the-shoulder catch saved two runs, and the Indians now had runners on first and third with…

Bill Mazeroski's HR

illie Mays' Catch 1954, Game 1 "I had it the whole time," Giants center fielder Willie Mays quipped after making his famous catch of a shot off the bat of Cleveland's Vic Wertz. He probably did. Depending on whom you talk to, Wertz hit the ball between 450 feet and 450 miles in the cavernous Polo Grounds, with runners on first and second in the top of the eighth of a 2-2 game. Mays' improbable over-the-shoulder catch saved two runs, and the Indians now had runners on first and third with…

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