On this day in 1992 the Italian prosecuting magistrate, Giovanni Falcone was killed by the Corleonesi in a car bomb that detonated on a motorway near Capaci. The hit was carried out a few months after the assassination of Salvatore Lima (Politician), and a few months before his colleague Paolo Borsellino.

Falcone’s Wife Francesca Morvillo and police officers Rocco Dicillo, Antonio Montinaro and Vito Schifani were killed in the blast.

The explosion was so powerful that it registered on local earthquake monitors.

Falcone was 53 years old.