Tag: 1920’s

American Gangster Baby Face Nelson

Lester Joseph Gillis (George Nelson) was born on December 6, 1908. On July 4, 1921, at the age of twelve, Nelson was arrested after accidentally shooting a playmate in the jaw with a pistol he had found. He served over a year in the state reformatory. Arrested again for theft and joy riding at age […]

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Al Capone

“You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.” – Al Capone Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born January 18th,1899 not 17th as is often stated, to Italian immigrants Gabriele Capone and Theresa – Teresa in Italy – (née Raiola) in Brooklyn, New York. He […]

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