This Day in Jewish History Boston Bootlegger Gunned Down

Charles 'King' Solomon controlled the illegal trade in alcohol and narcotics in New England, as well as much of the illicit gambling.

On January 24, 1933, Charles “King” Solomon, the man who controlled the illegal trade in alcohol and narcotics, as well as much of the illicit gambling, in New England, was gunned down in the men’s room of a Boston nightclub.