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Al Capone

Born: January 17, 1899, Brooklyn, New York
Died: January 25, 1947 (age 48), Palm Island, Florida, (Miami Beach, Florida)

Al Capone - Trivia powered by ABEAlphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, commonly nicknamed Scarface, was an American gangster who led a streaking crime syndicate dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging of liquor and other illegal activities during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s and 1930s.

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1. Al Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York to Gabriele and Teresina Bobone. Gabriele was a barber from Castellammare di Stabia, a town about 15 miles south of Naples, Italy. What was Teresina occupation?

2. How old was Capone when he was expelled from Catholic School 133?

3. He then worked at odd jobs around Brooklyn, including in a candy store and a bowling alley. During this time, Capone was influenced by a gangster, whom he came to regard as a mentor figure. Who was the gangster?

4. He was employed as a bouncer in a Coney Island dance hall and saloon racketeer Frankie Yale. It was in this field that Capone received the scars that gave him the nickname "Scarface"; he inadvertently insulted a woman while working the door at a Brooklyn night club, provoking a fight with her brother Frank Gallucio. Capone's face was slashed three times on the left side. Capone apologized to Gallucio at Yale's request and would hire his attacker as a bodyguard in later life. What was the saloon's name?

5. True or False? On December 30, 1918, Capone married Mae Josephine Coughlin, an Irish woman. Earlier that month she had given birth to their son, Albert Francis ("Sonny") Capone.

6. The date of Capone's departure from New York, with his family, to Chicago is usually set around the year of 1921. Capone came at the invitation of Torrio, who was seeking business opportunities in bootlegging following the onset of prohibition. Torrio had acquired the crime empire of James "Big Jim" Colosimo after the latter refused to enter this new area of business and was subsequently murdered. Who's business did Torrio grab?

7. Where did Capone put up roots in the Chicago area?

8. Capone (through his henchman Murray the Hump) orchestrated the most notorious gangland killing of the century in 1929, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Chicago's North Side. What did the event become known as?

9. True or False: On January 21, 1947, Capone had an apoplectic stroke. He regained consciousness and started to improve but contracted pneumonia on January 24. This caused him to suffer a cardiac arrest the next day (possibly associated with the complications of third-stage neurosyphilis). He died the next day.

10. Al Capone was originally buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Where is Al Capone buried?


  • 1. seamstress
  • 2. 11 years old
  • 3. Johnny Torrio
  • 4. Harvard Inn
  • 5. True
  • 6. James "Big Jim" Colosimo
  • 7. Cicero
  • 8. St. Valentine's Day Massacre
  • 9. True
  • Angels on your pillow10. Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois

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