#21 Al Capone / Nevil Shute – 17 January 1899

Al Capone

Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an Italian-American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. Known as the “Capones”, the group was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.
Further reading: Capone: The Life and Times of Al Capone

Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 1899 – 12 January 1960) was a popular British novelist and a successful aeronautical engineer. He used Nevil Shute as his pen name, and his full name in his engineering career.
Books: A Town Like Alice , On The Beach , Pied Piper

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevil_Shute

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