On this day: Al Capone dies

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Capone circa 1935

On the 25th of January 1947 infamous American gangster Al Capone died of cardiac arrest following a stroke.

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Capone’s death certificate

I’ve always known about this, as this is the day my father was born, and when he was younger he thought it was very cool it happened on the same day (like a typical little boy who liked playing cops and robbers!).

Though he was known for his crimes, to some he was viewed as a modern-day Robin Hood who helped the poor. However, he did spend time in Alcatraz, the notorious US prison.

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