Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American gangster who was involved with the Genovese crime family. Siegel was known to be mercurial and ruthless with associates. Because of his notoriously quick and violent temper, he was one of the most "infamous and feared gangsters of his day". On June 20 1947 as he sat reading the LA Times he was shot through the window several times. No one was ever charged with his murder.
Shannon Malloy was in car crash that caused her to be internally decapitated;her spine was separated from her skull and all connecting ligaments and tendons were cut loose.Despite this,she managed to survive. she had to endure several surgeries,one“fusing her skull to her spinal cord; she suffered nerve damage that made her eyes constantly cross and limited her speech ability.Her pelvis and ankle were severely broken, but could not be repaired until swelling in the brain and spinal cord…
Jiang Qing, wife of Mao Tse-tung, reached the highest power position, short of being President, and was the driving force behind China’s Cultural Revolution; economic activity halted, ancient buildings, artifacts, antiques, books and paintings were destroyed, and the education system came to a virtual halt; many intellectuals sent to prison camps. Millions had their human rights annulled; more were forcibly displaced. Estimates of death toll: 500,000 to 3 million, 36 million persecuted.
Crazy Joe Gallo claimed he was one of the trigger men in the murder of Albert Anastasia in the Park Sheridan Hotel Barbershop. Gallo was later gunned down self while stuffing his face with Italian seafood in Umberto's Restaurant on Mulberry Street.
Forty Elephants, all-female gang. The gang operated from some point after the late 1700s right up until the 1950s, mostly targeting areas around London. Their biggest rivals (19th cen.) were Clockwork Oranges, also all-female gang.