On this day in 1910 the Gentle Don was born in Villalba, Sicily. Angelo Bruno ran the Philadelphia Crime Family for two decades before he was taken out in true mob style back in 1980, with a shotgun blast to the back of the head.

Bruno was a close associate to Carlo Gambino and he preferred to use bribery over violence, avoiding lengthy prison terms despite several arrests; his longest term was two years for refusing to testify to a grand jury. 1910