Tuesday, May 8, 2012
White, as a ghost
John White was the proprietor of a midtown speakeasy and a victim of his own door policy. On this date back in 1928 Harold Fullam, an elevator operator from a nearby hotel, tried to gain entrance into White's club. The proprietor stopped him at the door and refused him entry. According to the bartender, Fullam came back later and asked White to step outside for a few words. White obliged him and moments later the bartender heard a shot. An ambulance was called and White ended up dying on the operating table.