Al Capone Biography  

Al Capone Biography

During the early part of the 20th century, many gangsters in New York came from poor families. However, where Al Capone was concerned, his father was educated and worked as a barber. Capone’s parents were from Naples, Italy and had come to New York in 1893 for a better life. It was on January 17, 1899 that Gabriele and Teresina proudly announced the birth of another son named Alphonse, who the world later on knew as Scarface or Al Capone. There were a total of 9 Capone siblings and Al was the fourth one.More...

How Did Al Capone Influence Our Society ?

How Did Al Capone Influence Our Society ?

Al Capone was famous gangster during the 1920s in the US. He rose to power after his mentor and boss Johnny Torrio retired and handed over the reigns of his criminal empire to Capone. It was during this time that Al Capone gained notoriety, and it was also the time when prohibition was imposed in the country. While Al Capone was a gangster, he also influenced the society. You may wonder how. More...

Al Capone And St Valentines Day

Al Capone And St Valentines Day

Al Capone and St. Valentine’s Day Massacre are synonymous with one another. It was the killing of Bugs Moran gang members by Al Capone on 14 February 1929 that earned this dubious title. This was during the time when prohibition was imposed in the US. As a result, gangs in cities were becoming rich by bootlegging, and owning breweries, speakeasies, gambling dens and brothels. This also led to a lot of gang rivalry as each gang wanted to dominate and control these businesses in the cities they were operating in. More...

Al Capone And Family

Al Capone And Family

Al Capone was the son of Italian immigrants, Gabriele and Teresina Capone. Capone was born on 17 January 1899 in Brooklyn. Based on the available information, it is believed that Capone had a normal childhood. His father was originally from Naples, while his mother, a seamstress by profession, was from Salerno. More...

 

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