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1947 Al Capone death...

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January 27, 1947

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, January 27, 1947

* Gangster Al Capone's death
* Grace Moore's (opera singer) death (plane crash)

This 20 page newspaper has a banner headline on the front page:  "Plane Crash Kills Grace Moore, 21 Others" with subheads and photo. (see photos). Also page 16 has: "Al Capone Died Broke, His Attorney Believes" and more. (see photos)

Other news of the day throughout including various advertisements. Light browning with little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Capone's control and interests within organized crime diminished rapidly after his imprisonment, and he was no longer able to run the Outfit after his release. He had lost weight, and his physical and mental health had deteriorated under the effects of neurosyphilis. He often raved about Communists, foreigners, and George Moran, who he was convinced was still plotting to kill him from his Ohio prison cell.

On January 21, 1947, Capone had a stroke. He regained consciousness and started to improve but contracted pneumonia on January 24. He suffered a fatal cardiac arrest the next day.

Capone was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, in Chicago's far Southwest Side between the graves of his father, Gabriele, and brother, Frank. However, in March 1950, the remains of all three family members were moved to Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois, west of Chicago.

Category: The 20th Century