HIs life: start to finish
Capone's Early years
Early life. Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Brooklyn in New York on January 17, 1899. His parents were Italian immigrants, Terasina and Gabriel Capone. When he was a small boy, he witnessed an older woman whose washboard was stolen. Al put together a small, local, kid gang to beat up all the kids that took the washboard. He returned it to the lady and held a parade to celebrate. When Capone was 14, he slapped one of his teachers. He was expelled from school and never returned.