Chicago Tribune historical photo
Edward J. O'Hare was shot to death in his car on Nov. 8, 1939. O'Hare died of two shotgun blasts as he raced his automobile northeast on Ogden Avenue near Rockwell Street in Chicago in a futile effort to outdistance the men who would kill him. The death car drew alongside, its occupants fired into O'Hare's head and neck, and the the assassin's car sped away. Reports were that the death was connected with Al Capone's imminent release from prison.