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Al Capone

Background

Chicago - Al Capone

Birth: January 17th, 1899 - New York City

Death: January 25th, 1947 - Florida (Age 48)

Early Life

Alphonse "Al" Capone was one of the most notorious and ruthless gangsters of all time. Ruling the Chicago Outfit from 1925 until 1932, he and his organization dominated Chicago, bribing politicians, police and living out of the grandest hotels of the era.

However Al Capone was not always king of the criminal world. Al Capone was born to Italian immigrants Gabriel Capone and his wife Teresina who came to America in 1894. At the turn of the century in 1899, Teresina gave birth to

“You can get much further with a kind word and a gun then you can with a kind word alone”

Al Capone

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