Delenda Est Carthago

Why not delve into a twisted mind? Thoughts on the world, history, politics, entertainment, comics, and why all shall call me master!

Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


25 January 1947

Al Capone dies in Florida.

Four days after his 48th birthday, ravaged by syphilis, Al Capone dies in Palm Island, Florida, where he had lived for eight years after eight and a half years in prison. For tax evasion, of all things. He was actually only convicted on 5 of 23 counts. He spent most of his term in Alcatraz, because when he was in Atlanta he ran the prison like his own little kingdom. He was released in November 1939.

Capone, of course, is most famous, perhaps, for the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, at which he consolidated his hold over Chicago's underworld. And of course, he beat that guy with a baseball bat. That may have been Robert DeNiro, though.


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