May Mafia Timeline of Events

On This Day in May…

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Portella della Ginestra Massacre

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2nd

Costello’s Botched Assassination

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3rd

Paul Vario

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4th

Antonio Bardellino

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5th

Philip Giaccone

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Carlos Marcello

On this day in 1947 Carlos Marcello is voted in to take the place of deported boss Silver Dollar Sam Carollo over Sam’s son Anthony at the Black Diamond nightclub on Galvez St. in New Orleans.

 

Matranga vs Provenzano

On this day in 1890, at around midnight as they were heading home in a wagon from unloading a ship members of the  New Orleans Matranga faction are ambushed at the intersection of Esplanade and Claiborne Avenue’s by members of the Provenzano faction. Though no one is killed Charles Matranga’s brother Antonio loses a leg from his wounds. Provenzano members would be arrested by Chief of Police David Hennessey and this would be one of the events leading up to his assassination on October 15 1890.

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Messina Denaro

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Carmelo Fresina

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8th

Greg Scarpa

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9th

Giuseppe Impastato

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10th

Kefauver Committee

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11th

Big Jim Colosimo

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Joe Bonanno

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Michele Greco

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13th

Frank Ragano

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14th

Frank Sinatra

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15th

John Barbato

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16th

Eliot Ness

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17th

John Nardi

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18th

Michael Coppola

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19th

Tony Spilotro

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20th

Gaetano Vastola

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21st

Angelo Bruno

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Anthony Casso

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22nd

Tony Accardo

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Joe Colombo

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23rd

Giovanni Falcone

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24th

Piersanti Mattarella

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25th

Angelo Genna

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26th

Bill Cutolo

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27th

Massacre of via dei Georgofili

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28th

Salvatore Contorno

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29th

John Tronolone

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30th

Louis Campagna

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31st

John Papalia

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