Archive for October 17th, 2019

MOVIE PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Jailhouse Rock premiered on October 17, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee
and was released nationwide on November 8, 1957. It peaked at number
3 on the Variety box office chart, and reached number 14 in the year’s
box office totals, grossing $4 million.

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THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1989

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San
Francisco Bay  area in
California
. The quake caused about 67
deaths, 3,000 injuries, and
 
damages up to $7 billion.     


     

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GANGSTER SENTENCED ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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On this day in 1931, one of the most famous gangsters of all time Al Capone
is sentenced to eleven years in Federal prison for tax evasion. He is also
fined $80,000. This is the beginning of the end for Capone and his criminal
empire, that in the 1920s and 1930s, had virtually run the city of Chicago
and its environs.

    
Cell 181 in Alcatraz where Capone was imprisoned. 
       
    

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Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)       
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Capone was released early from Alcatraz in 1939 for good behavior,
after spending his final year in a prison hospital, suffering from
syphilis. He died in 1947 at age 48 at his home in Palm Island,
Florida.


    
        

    
    
    
   


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