Al Capone When people around the world think of Chicago, one of the first things that come to mind is the Roaring '20s and gangsters. And the best known Chicago gangster was certainly Alphonse "Scarface" Capone.
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George "Machine Gun" Kelly is probably considered one of the most famous "gangsters" from the prohibition era. "Machine Gun" was born George Kelly Barnes on July 18, 1895, to a wealthy family living in Memphis, Tennessee. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. Kelly’s most famous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon & businessman Charles Urschel in July 1933 for which he, and his gang, earned 200,000 dollars ransom.
Famous 20s and 30s American mobster Baby Face Nelson was born today 12-6 in 1908. He was a member of the Dillinger Gang and for a time was Public Enemy No 1 on the FBI list. He passed in a shoot out with the FBI in 1934.