Al Capone

The Most Notorious Gangster Of All Time

Early Life

January 17, 1899, The most notorious gangster to ever live, Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born. Nobody would've suspected that Capone would eventually become one of the most powerful people during the prohibition era since Capone had a very good home life. It all started when Capone dropped out of school in 6th and joined a gang committing small crimes.
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In 1920, The government made the manufacture, transportation, and sale of intoxicating beverages illegal. Capone and many other gangsters saw this as an opportunity to make money. They would hire men to smuggle in rum from the Caribbean and whiskey from Canada then open up secret bars to sell it which is one of the main things that made Capone so well known.