Charles “Lucky” Luciano infamous gangster considered the “father of mordern organized crime in the US”. Born in Sicily, Luciano moved to the US and began his rise during Prohibition. He later became one of the most powerful men in the mob.
The Hartford Circus fire - July 1944 My husband's great-aunt died at this event. An estimated 168 people were killed. The fire occurred during an afternoon performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that was attended by about people.