Five surprising facts about Al Capone


  1. Capone’s specially outfitted, bulletproof Cadillac was seized by the US Treasury Department in 1932. It was later used by the government as President Franklin Roosevelt’s limousine.


  1. Even though Capone is synonymous with Chicago, he only lived in the city for 12 years of his life.


  1. Allegedly, he had never heard of Eliot Ness, the government agent sent to bring him to justice.


  1. The man who helped America swim in booze during Prohibition’s favourite drink was Templeton Rye whisky.


  1. His men carried out most of the deaths he is responsible for, but Capone is still thought to have personally killed more than a dozen men.


To discover more about the master of crime, Al Capone, pick up issue 14 of All About History today.