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SENTENCE READ ON THIS DAY IN 1992

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John Joseph Gotti Jr. (October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002)

Mafia boss John Gotti (above), who was nicknamed the “Teflon Don”
after escaping unscathed from several trials during the 1980s, is
sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty on 14 accounts
of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering. Moments after
his sentence was read in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn, hundreds 
of Gotti’s supporters stormed the building along with smashing
and overturned cars before being forced back by police officers.

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HIS TIME WAS SERVED ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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Actor Robert Mitchum, center right, and actress Lila Leeds, left, are sentenced to 60 days in jail on charges of conspiracy to possess marijuana cigarettes in Los Angeles, February 9, 1949.


Actor Robert Mitchum was released from a Los Angeles County prison farm
after spending the final week of his two-month sentence for
marijuana
possession there.

In the fall of 1948, Mitchum, the star of classics such as Cape Fear and Night
of the Hunter,
was smoking a joint at a small party in the Laurel Canyon area
of Los Angeles when detectives burst in and arrested him. Mitchum reportedly
said at the time,
“Well, this is the bitter end of everything—my career, my
marriage, everything.” In fact, it wasn’t really that bad. Mitchum was separated 
from his wife Dorothy at the time, but the two reconciled when she returned to
support him through the scandal and the public didn’t mind much either;
 Rachel and the Stranger, the first movie released after his troubles,
was a box-office hit.

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Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997)


A lifelong heavy smoker, Mitchum died on July 1, 1997, in
Santa Barbara,
California
, due to complications of lung cancer and emphysema. He was
about five weeks shy of his 80th birthday.


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

today in history

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BRIAN THOMAS

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Former professional basketball player Michael Jeffrey Jordan is 57 years
old today. He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships
with the
Chicago Bulls. He is considered by many fans of the sport the
greatest basketball player of all time. Known by his initials, MJ is the
principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team. 

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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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GERONIMO SURRENDERED ON THIS DAY IN 1886

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Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua) “the one who yawns”
(June 1829 – February 17, 1909)

 Apache chief Geronimo and the Indians he led, surrendered in Skeleton
Canyon in Arizona to U.S. Gen. Nelson Miles. For 30 years, the mighty
Native American warrior had battled to protect his tribe’s homeland;
however, by 1886 the Apaches were exhausted and outnumbered. Gen.
Miles accepted Geronimo’s surrender, making him the last Indian warrior
to formally give in to U.S. forces and signaling the end of the Indian Wars
in the Southwest. Geronimo died of pneumonia on February 17, 1909, as
a prisoner of the United States at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

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Geronimo’s grave at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

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