Giuseppe "Joe" Profaci (October 2, 1897–June 7, 1962) was a New York La Cosa Nostra boss who was the founder of what is today known as the Colombo crime family. Established in 1928, this was the last of the Five Families to be organized. He was the family's boss for over three decades.
John Ringo achieved a reputation as a notorious and dangerous man in Texas based on his link to the Hoodoo War which peaked in violence during 1875. Around 1879, Johnny Ringo drifted West to Arizona, where the notorious cowboy became the chief antagonist of Wyatt Earp, and received more notoriety before his death in July 1882. For more than a century, controversy has swirled about the details of Ringo's demise, making his death one of the most hotly debated deaths in Old West history.
Francesco Raffaele Nitto (January 27, 1886 – March 19, 1943), also known as Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti, was an Italian American gangster. One of Al Capone's top henchmen, Nitti was in charge of all strong-arm & "muscle" operations. Nitti was later the front-man for the Chicago Outfit, the organized crime syndicate headed by Capone.
Once known as the "Lord High Executioner" of Murder, Inc. and head of the Gambino Family, Albert Anastasia was one of the most feared bosses in the New York Mafia. Originally from Italy, he allegedly controlled a fierce racketeering business along the New York City waterfront for years.
Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel, D.O.B. Feb 28, 1906-June 20, 1947 Early on making his money bootlegging during prohibition, he then moved to California to develop crime syndicates involved in gambling and the numbers racket. Notable mob hits include mob boss Joe Masseria. Death: Bugsy's death is an unsolved mystery, he was shot in the face with a .30 caliber military M1 rifle while sitting in his house.
This photo of Louisa Houston, Morgan Earp’s wife, has never been published before appearing in Sherry Monahan’s new book, Mrs. Earp: Wives and Lovers of the Earp Brothers. The Dedicated Women Behind the Earp Men:
Nathan Leopold (1904 - 1971) With his partner in crime, Richard Loeb, he murdered a fourteen-year-old boy in Chicago in 1924 in a thrill killing that led to one of the trials of the century, the case was dramatized in the movie "Compulsion" (Loeb was murdered in prison in 1936)
Johnny Ringo. A solitary gravesite on a private ranch in Southeastern Arizona; buried where he was found dead. The life of Johnny Ringo has taken on almost mythical status in the lore of the American Wild West.
This woman's name was Neerja Bhanot, and she was only 22 years old. She was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest gallantry award for bravery in the face of the enemy during peace time.
Albert Francis Capone, also known as Sonny, was the son of Al Capone. Albert Francis Capone was born in New York on December 4, 1918 to parents Al Capone and Mae Coughlin. He was born with congenital syphilis, which his father had contracted years before. At the age of seven Albert developed a serious mastoiditis. Risky brain surgery was required. He survived, but was left partially deaf. In contrast to his father, Albert led a lawful life. Albert Francis died aged 85 in 2004 in Florida.
Before Bonnie fell in love with Clyde, there was Rose Dunn. 15 year old Rose met outlaw George "Bittercreek" Newcomb and fell in love. Rose knew how to rope, ride, & shoot, but was more famous for her beauty and gentle ways, and was nicknamed "Rose of Cimarron". While her lover robbed banks, Rose tended his gun wounds, until one day when George stopped in to see Rose, her brothers turned in George to the law who ambushed him at her door step. She retired from outlawry and married a…