On this date back in 1928 Philadelphia gangster John Farrar alias Johnny the Wop was at the Black Horse tavern in Easton Pennsylvania having a swell time with a blonde. Johnny excused himself to use the phone. While Johnny conversed four guys toting sawed off shotguns entered the Black Horse. Patrons hit the dirt and the blonde commenced to screaming cause she put two and two together real quick and figured out the reason for the arrival of the hogleg quartet.
Johnny was still on the phone when the guns went off. After a series of
loud noises what was left of Johnny slumped to the ground as the gunmen
ran out to a car with New York license plates and sped off. Police said
that Johnny was erased due to some gang feud in Brooklyn, but... Pssst,
come closer...can you keep a secret? Good, just between us, word on the
underworld grapevine was that the blonde Johnny was making time
with, well she was the main squeeze of a Philadelphia big shot who
didn't like the fact that Johnny took his sweetie away so he called in
some fellows from New York to help mend his broken heart.