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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – June 13th

Sam Giancana dies, June 19, 1975

A Chicago mafia kingpin, Giancana shared a clandestine connection with John Kennedy—a mistress, Judith Campbell. Once the two men were so close that Giancana referred to JFK as Jack rather than Mr. President. But he became angered when Attorney General Robert Kennedy conducted anti-Mafia investigations, and vowed revenge on the Kennedy brothers. Some conspiracy theorists believe he is connected to JFK’s assassination. Before he could testify before a Senate panel about ties between the Mafia and the CIA, Giancana is shot to death in his home in Oak Park, Illinois. The killer is never caught.