September 17, 1980

Mob leader, Anthony Giordono, (Tony G.) had just died and on this day a car bomb exploded on I-55 in St. Louis setting off the last big crime family war in St. Louis.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.