Al Capone

Al Capone, 1930

Al Capone, 1930

Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname “Scarface”, was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33. Wikipedia

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Al (Alphonse) Capone on 1923 Chicago list of those with gun permitsAl (Alphonse) Capone on 1923 Chicago list of those with gun permits Fri, Sep 21, 1923 – 3 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.comShooting attempt on Al Capone (alias Al Brown) in Chicago in January 1925Shooting attempt on Al Capone (alias Al Brown) in Chicago in January 1925 Tue, Jan 13, 1925 – 5 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.comIllegal alcohol business run by Al Capone, Johnny Torrio, and others is raided by Chicago policeIllegal alcohol business run by Al Capone, Johnny Torrio, and others is raided by Chicago police Tue, Apr 7, 1925 – 1 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.com"Scarface" Al Capone claims in interview that he is "innocent" and not in "the murder game" Sat, Oct 16, 1926 – Page 13 · Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, The Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comAl Capone returns to Chicago in 1927 after a brief trip to Los Angeles, CaliforniaAl Capone returns to Chicago in 1927 after a brief trip to Los Angeles, California Fri, Dec 16, 1927 – Page 1 · The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Brainerd, Minnesota) · Newspapers.comAl Capone's influence on New York's gangsters; New York is Al Capone's influence on New York's gangsters; New York is "province under his rule," 1928 Thu, Sep 20, 1928 – Page 4 · The Times Herald (Port Huron, Michigan) · Newspapers.comPhotos from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre during Al Capone gang war, 1929Photos from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre during Al Capone gang war, 1929 Fri, Feb 15, 1929 – 42 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.comGangster Gangster "'Scarface Al' Capone Gets Writeup in London Papers" 1929 Tue, Apr 9, 1929 – 15 · The Dayton Herald (Dayton, Ohio) · Newspapers.comAl Capone charged with carrying a concealed weapon; is given year-long jail sentence, 1929Al Capone charged with carrying a concealed weapon; is given year-long jail sentence, 1929 Fri, May 17, 1929 – 1 · The Manhattan Mercury (Manhattan, Kansas) · Newspapers.comAl Capone to be released from Philadelphia's Eastern Penitentiary after serving 10 month sentenceAl Capone to be released from Philadelphia's Eastern Penitentiary after serving 10 month sentence Sun, Mar 9, 1930 – 22 · The Owensboro Messenger (Owensboro, Kentucky) · Newspapers.comScarface Al Capone opens free soup kitchen in Chicago in 1930 during Great DepressionScarface Al Capone opens free soup kitchen in Chicago in 1930 during Great Depression Sat, Nov 15, 1930 – Page 2 · The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California) · Newspapers.comAl Capone pleads guilty to charges of tax fraud and violating prohibition laws, 1931Al Capone pleads guilty to charges of tax fraud and violating prohibition laws, 1931 Wed, Jun 17, 1931 – Page 2 · The Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comAl Capone withdraws his guilty plea after judge removes possibility of light sentenceAl Capone withdraws his guilty plea after judge removes possibility of light sentence Fri, Jul 31, 1931 – Page 1 · The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana) · Newspapers.comAl Capone found guilty at trial on 5 tax fraud counts, including income tax evasion, 1931Al Capone found guilty at trial on 5 tax fraud counts, including income tax evasion, 1931 Sun, Oct 18, 1931 – 1 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.com"Al Capone's gang is broken up, but gang war has not stopped" 1932 Wed, Mar 2, 1932 – 5 · Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comAl Capone enters Alcatraz prison; is Al Capone enters Alcatraz prison; is "classed as among the most dangerous convicts" in the US, 1934 Wed, Aug 22, 1934 – Page 1 · The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri) · Newspapers.comAl Capone released from prison because of illness (paresis caused by syphilis), 1939Al Capone released from prison because of illness (paresis caused by syphilis), 1939 Thu, Nov 16, 1939 – 1 · Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comAl Capone dies at home in Florida in 1947 at age 48 after strokeAl Capone dies at home in Florida in 1947 at age 48 after stroke Mon, Jan 27, 1947 – Page 8 · Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nevada) · Newspapers.comAl Capone's body is returned to Chicago in secrecy for burial, 1947Al Capone's body is returned to Chicago in secrecy for burial, 1947 Sun, Feb 2, 1947 – 1 · Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.com
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