Al Capone's Life

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  • Al Capone's parents (Gabriele and Teresa) immigrate to the United States

    Al Capone's parents (Gabriele and Teresa) immigrate to the United States
    The Capone family immigrated to the United States in 1893 and settled at 95 Navy Street, in the Navy Yard section of downtown Brooklyn, near the Barber Shop that employed Gabriele at 29 Park Avenue. When Al was 11, the Capone family moved to 38 Garfield Place in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • Al Capone Born

    Al Capone Born
    Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Garden City, New York to Gabriel (December 12, 1864 – November 14, 1920) and Teresina Capone (December 28, 1867 – November 29, 1952), on January 17, 1899.
  • Al Capone Expelled From School

    Al Capone Expelled From School
    Al did quite well in school until the sixth grade when his steady record of B's deteriorated rapidly. At fourteen, he lost his temper at the teacher, she hit him and he hit her back. He was expelled and never went to school again.
  • Al Capone Becomes "Scarface" From Knife Fight

    Al Capone Becomes "Scarface" From Knife Fight
    There was an altercation within a speakeasy/dance hall between Al Capone and Frank Galluccio, which was about Galluccio's young sister. Capone was talking to his sister in a way that made her uncomfortable, and he took it too far by giving her a crude compliment, which set off Frank. When Capone said it was only a joke, smiling, Frank said that it was no f***ing joke. Then, Capone stopped smiling and rushed at Frank. When he did, Frank took out a pocket knife and slashed his face three times.
  • Al Capone Marries Mae Josephine

    Al Capone Marries Mae Josephine
    In 1918 Capone married Mae Coughlin, an Irish girl, who gave him a son that year, Albert "Sonny" Francis Capone. The couple lived in Brooklyn for a year. In 1919 he lived in Amityville, Long Island, to be close to "Rum Row." Capone was still working for Frankie Yale and is thought to have committed at least two homicides, until being sent to Chicago in 1919.
  • Al Capone Moves From New York to Chicago

    Al Capone Moves From New York to Chicago
    Capone's departure from New York, with his family, to Chicago is believed to have occurred in 1921. Capone purchased a modest house at 7244 South Prairie Ave. in the Park Manor neighborhood on the city's south side in 1923 for USD $5,500.
  • Al Capone moves his gang's headquarters to Cicero, Illinois

    Al Capone moves his gang's headquarters to Cicero, Illinois
    After the 1923 election of reform mayor William Emmett Dever, Chicago's city government began to put pressure on the gangster elements inside the city limits. To put its headquarters outside of city jurisdiction and create a safe zone for its operations, the Capone organization muscled its way into Cicero, Illinois. This led to one of Capone's greatest triumphs: the takeover of Cicero's town government in 1924. Cicero's top gangsters fought w/ Capone over the home turf, resulting in 200+ deaths.
  • Johnny Torrio Retires, Puts Al Capone In Charge

    Johnny Torrio Retires, Puts Al Capone In Charge
    The Torrio-Capone duo soon was on the move, taking over mobs that bowed to their entreaties or threats and going to war with those that wouldn't cooperate. Torrio himself was badly shot in an ambush but, after lingering on the edge of death for days, recovered. When he got out of the hospital in February 1925, Torrio told Capone after considerable soul-searching: "Al, it's all yours." Torrio took the $30 million he had squirreled away and retired back to Brooklyn.
  • Hymie Weiss and Bugs Moran Assassination Attempt Of Al Capone

    Hymie Weiss and Bugs Moran Assassination Attempt Of Al Capone
    In a particularly unnerving incident on September 20, 1926, the North Side gang shot into Capone's entourage as he was eating lunch in the restaurant of the Hawthorne Hotel. A motorcade of ten vehicles, using Thompson Submachine guns and shotguns riddled the outside of the Hotel and the restaurant on the first floor of the building. Capone's bodyguard (Frankie Rio) threw him to the ground at first sound of gunfire and laid on top of "The Big Fellow", as the headquarters was riddled w/ bullets.
  • Gangster Hymie Weiss, one of the Men that Attempted to Kill Capone, killed by Capone's Mob

    Gangster Hymie Weiss, one of the Men that Attempted to Kill Capone, killed by Capone's Mob
    At 4 o'clock one afternoon, Weiss and his pals left for their State Street headquarters, the old Schofield flower shop. Hymie Weiss and his men were crossing State to enter the shop when two gunmen hidden in a nearby rooming house opened fire with a submachine gun and shotgun. Weiss and bodyguard Paddy Murray were killed while the other three were wounded. Bullets from the fusillade chipped the cornerstone of the Holy Name Cathedral directly across the street.
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    Capone's most notorious killing was the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. On February 14, 1929, four Capone men entered a garage at 2122 N. Clark Street. The building was George "Bugs" Moran's North Side gang. Because 2 of Capone's men were dressed as police, the 7 men in the garage thought it was a police raid. As a result, they dropped guns & put their hands on the wall. Using 2 shotguns and 2 machine guns, the Capone men fired more than 150 bullets, killing all 7 men. Moron was across the street.
  • Al Capone jailed for first time in Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary for carrying concealed deadly weapons (18/May/1929---17/March/1930)

    Al Capone jailed for first time in Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary for carrying concealed deadly weapons (18/May/1929---17/March/1930)
    On May 17, 1929, Al Capone and his bodyguard were arrested in Philadelphia for carrying concealed deadly weapons. Within 16 hours they had been sentenced to terms of one year each. Capone served his time and was released in nine months for good behavior on March 17, 1930.
  • Al Capone Convicted of Federal Tax Evasion

    Al Capone Convicted of Federal Tax Evasion
    On June 16, 1931, Al Capone pled guilty to tax evasion and prohibition charges. He then boasted to the press that he had struck a deal for a two-and-one-half year sentence, but the presiding judge informed him he, the judge, was not bound by any deal. Capone then changed his plea to not guilty.On October 18, 1931, Capone was convicted after trial, and on November 24, was sentenced to eleven years in Federal prison, fined $50,000 and charged $7,692 for court costs, including $215,000 back taxes.
  • First Prisoners Arrive at Alcatraz Prison (Likely Including Al Capone)

    First Prisoners Arrive at Alcatraz Prison (Likely Including Al Capone)
    On August 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners arrived at Alcatraz Island, a twenty-two-acre rock outcropping one-and-one-half miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was conceived of as a high-security, escape-proof fortress for federal prisoners considered either particularly dangerous, infamous, “incorrigible,” or presenting the greatest risk of flight. For the next twenty-nine years, the prison held a series of notorious inmates including mobster Capone.
  • Al Capone paroled and returns home to Palm Island, Florida

    Al Capone paroled and returns home to Palm Island, Florida
    Al Capone was paroled on November 16, 1939 from the Federal Correctional Institution at Terminal Island in California, spent a short time in a hospital, then returned to his home in Palm Island, Florida.
  • Al Capone Dies

    Al Capone Dies
    After his release, Capone spent a short time in the hospital. He returned to his home in Palm Island where the rest of his life was relaxed and quiet. His mind and body continued to deteriorate so that he could no longer run the outfit. On January 21, 1947, he had an apoplectic stoke that was probably unrelated to his syphilis. He regained consciousness and began to improve until pneumonia set in on January 24. He died the next day from cardiac arrest.
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