On this date back in 1926, thirty-seven year old well-to-do contractor Joe Ciccone was, like most family men, home with his wife and six children. Unlike most family men however Joe was said to be a high ranking member of the Genna gang. For those who may be new to the gangster genre the Gennas were a powerful Chicago gang ran by the six Genna brothers. Unfortunately for Joseph and other gang members, by 1926 three of the brothers were dead and the gang was on the ropes.
For whatever reason rivals decided that Joe had to go too. Apparently Joe didn't get out much because his assassins decided the best way to get him would be at his house. So shortly after midnight two guntoters rang his doorbell. With his entire family in the living room, Joe answered the door and...well you can guess the rest.