Archives / March 2008

  • March 22, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Ultimate List Of Online Color Tools

    As a web designer, we will always deal with colors. There are a lot of useful online color tools such as color wheel, color scheme, color palette, color picker, and etc. Let’s start looking at the list: Color Wheel 1. 4096 Color Wheel 2. Color Wheel from Colors On The Web 3. Color Wheel Color […]

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  • March 9, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    HTML Hexadecimal Color Codes

    Color Color Code Color Color Code Red #FF0000 White #FFFFFF Turquoise #00FFFF Light Grey #C0C0C0 Light Blue #0000FF Dark Grey #808080 Dark Blue #0000A0 Black #000000 Light Purple #FF0080 Orange #FF8040 Dark Purple #800080 Brown #804000 Yellow #FFFF00 Burgundy #800000 Pastel Green #00FF00 Forest Green #808000 Pink #FF00FF Grass Green #408080 Color Code Chart COLOR […]

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October 17, 1931: Capone goes to prison

Posted on Tuesday October 17, 2017 - This Day in World History

On this day in 1931, gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signaling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s.

Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1899 to Italian immigrants. He was expelled from school at 14, joined a gang and earned his nickname “Scarface” after being sliced across the cheek during a fight. By 1920, Capone had moved to Chicago, where he was soon helping to run crime boss Johnny Torrio’s illegal enterprises, which included alcohol-smuggling, gambling and prostitution. Torrio retired in 1925 after an attempt on his life and Capone, known for his cunning and brutality, was put in charge of the organization.

Prohibition, which outlawed the brewing and distribution of alcohol and lasted from 1920 to 1933, proved extremely lucrative for bootleggers and gangsters like Capone, who raked in millions from his underworld activities. Capone was at the top of the F.B.I.’s “Most Wanted” list by 1930, but he avoided long stints in jail until 1931 by bribing city officials, intimidating witnesses and maintaining various hideouts. He became Chicago’s crime kingpin by wiping out his competitors through a series of gangland battles and slayings, including the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929, when Capone’s men gunned down seven rivals. This event helped raise Capone’s notoriety to a national level.

Among Capone’s enemies was federal agent Elliot Ness, who led a team of officers known as “The Untouchables” because they couldn’t be corrupted. Ness and his men routinely broke up Capone’s bootlegging businesses, but it was tax-evasion charges that finally stuck and landed Capone in prison in 1931. Capone began serving his time at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, but amid accusations that he was manipulating the system and receiving cushy treatment, he was transferred to the maximum-security lockup at Alcatraz Island, in California’s San Francisco Bay. He got out early in 1939 for good behavior, after spending his final year in prison in a hospital, suffering from syphilis.

Plagued by health problems for the rest of his life, Capone died in 1947 at age 48 at his home in Palm Island, Florida.