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Bugs Moran

Gangster from United States of America

George Clarence Moran (August 21, 1891 – February 25, 1957), better known by the alias "Bugs" Moran, was a Chicago Prohibition-era gangster. He moved to the north side of Chicago when he was 19, where he became affiliated with several gangs. He was incarcerated three times before turning 21. On February 14, 1929, in an event which has become known as the Saint Valentine's Day massacre, seven members of his gang were gunned down in a warehouse, supposedly on the orders of Moran's rival Al Capone. He has been credited with popularizing the act of driving by a rival's hangout and spraying it with gunfire, now referred to as a drive-by shooting. Born Adelard Cunin to Marié Diana (née Gobeil) and Jules Adelard Cunin in St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents were of French and Catholic descent, his father coming from Alsace-Lorraine in France and his mother from Chicoutimi,​ Quebec,​ Canada. It is believed that Moran became a criminal as a teenager. When he was 19 years old, he moved to Chicago. He was jailed three times by the time he was 21 years old. Moran's fierce temper became generally known in the world of feuds and guns, and earned him the nickname "Bugs," gang slang for "completely  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1891-08-21
Place of birth
Saint Paul
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Gangster

Death

Date of death
1957-02-25
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Place of death
United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth

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