Jim Colosimo was Born On This Day in 1878

How Did Big Jim Colosimo Get Killed? - Chicago Outfit

On this day in 1878 Jim Colosimo was born in Colosimi, Italy. He was one of the Mustache Pete era crime bosses who headed what we now call the Chicago‬ Outfit. Big Jim built a successful empire and owned a chain of brothels.

The one move that would put Diamond Jim in the firing line was not pushing into the bootlegging of alcohol during early Prohibition, a move that would effectively put a contract on his head.