Summary of Al Capone
Summary: Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (1899-1947) was the son of Italian immigrants who gained world-wide celebrity and notoriety during the Prohibition Era as Al “Scarface” Capone. His rise to fame involved violence, gang warfare, bribery and corruption in New York and then Chicago where he became the powerful, brutal and wealthy crime boss of the South Side Italian gang, the Chicago Mafia. His alleged involvement with the St. Valentine’s Day massacre (February 14, 1929), that targeted his bitter rival George “Bugs” Moran, received unprecedented publicity that both fascinated and repelled the public. Despite his violent reputation and his connection with organized crime Al Capone assumed airs of respectability as a legitimate businessman and philanthropist. Some viewed him as a ‘Modern day Robin Hood’ others saw him as a dangerous mobster. One thing is certain……Al Capone was the most famous gangster in American History.
Al Capone Facts
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th American President who served in office from August 2, 1923 to March 4, 1929. An important event during his presidency was Prohibition with the emergence of gangsters such as Al Capone and the rise of organized crime.
Al Capone Facts: Fast Fact Sheet
Fast, fun facts and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about Al Capone.
Who was the Al Capone? Al Capone was a notorious gangster during the Prohibition Era. He gained his notoriety due to his involvement with organized crime as the boss of the Chicago Mafia and his alleged involvement with the St. Valentine’s Day massacre (February 14, 1929).
What was Al Capone’s car? Al Capone’s favorite car was a 1928 Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan which was customized to his requirements by crooked auto dealer Joe Bergl. The Capone Cadillac car was protected by 3,000lbs of steel armour and bulletproof windows.
How did Al Capone die? On January 21, 1947 Al Capone had an apoplectic stoke which led to Bronchial Pneumonia (Bronchopneumonia). He died of heart failure on Saturday January 25,1947 at 7:25 pm at his home in Palm Springs.
Where was Al Capone buried? Al Capone was first buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Chicago’s far South Side between the graves of his father and brother Frank. In March, 1950 their remains were moved to Mount Carmel Cemetery on the far West Side of Chicago.
Al Capone Facts for kids
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