Monday 5 January, Njaga Jagne had been arrested as he got off a plane at Dulles international airport near Washington DC. He was charged with organising a failed attempt to overthrow Yahya Jammeh, the military ruler of Gambia. Gambia is a slender riverine nation of fewer than 2 million people. had served with the US army, had already confessed to US investigators, telling them he was one of a small group of men from the diaspora who had taken part in a botched nighttime attack in December on Jammeh’s residence. The strange thing is that the alleged coup plotters were middle-aged immigrants, who had made good lives for themselves in America over the course of decades, with careers, wives, children, savings, suburban houses, and citizenship.
1969, Mario Puzo, an Italian-American writer, published the book The Godfather, which was about the life of a Mafia family in New York. Inspired by the book, the film The Godfather came out in 1972 and was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Puzo and Coppola collaborated on the film and what the duo experienced during filming was unlike that of any other in film history. The Mafia was an “Italian-American faction of organized crime,”, who were known for causing trouble. Puzo decided to write a book about a fictional Mob family in New York City.
The Great War During the 18th century, World War One took place because of the assassination of the archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand. World War One, also known as the Great War, was one of the greatest wars in the United States history. With it being one of the greatest wars helped inspired a lot of poets to write about it such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Wilfred Owen, the oldest of four children born into rapid success, was born on March 18, 1893 and died November 4, 1918. Owens only published five poems about World War One in his lifetime, but he wrote some of the best British poetry (Poetryfoundation.org).
First of all, the story adapted from the 1969 bestselling novel of the same name and is one of the best movie adaptations of a book ever made with a captivating screenplay to entertain the audience. Set in postwar New York in 1945, the time when organized crime and mob activity is at its peak, the story follows the journey of the Corleone crime family. The Corleone crime family was one of the major five families which controlled the organized crime business in New York and the story unfolds the challenges faced by the family in order to sustain the power of the family. Don Vito Corleone, the head gangster of the Corleone family, also referred to as the Godfather is the person whom everyone would find to solve their problems or to “take care”
John Hancock was president of the Second Continental Congress and first Governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts born on January 12, 1737 in Braintree Massachusetts most commonly know for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence. He was an important figure during the American Revolution and was one of the richest men in the colonies. Hancock lived an interesting life and provided a significant impact to American history. He was the son of John Hancock and Mary Hawke. In 1742, his father died and Thomas Hancock, his uncle, later adopted him.
The Haunted Sultan 's PalaceNew Orleans is fortunate enough to have a number of such haunted houses, but thisparticular one is most likely the most well-known mysterious and haunted house. The Gardette-LePrete House at 716 Dauphine Street is one of the most horrifying murders to have ever beencommitted took place. In the year 1836, the structure of 716 Dauphine Street was built. JosephCoulon Gardette was born in Philadelphia and came to New Orleans in hopes to achieve a speckof success as a dentist.Within 4 years his business had prospered extremely well. He orderFrederick Roy ,a local architect, to design him a three and a half story mansion and halfbasement.Within a few short years, Gardette sought to sell the home.
This is when he changed his birth name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X. Later he had written,”Little was the name that the white slave master … had imposed upon paternal forebears” After his parole in 1952 his popularity grew and became the organization 's most influential leaders, and served as the public face of the controversial group for a dozen years. Malcolm rose quickly and became the prime minister of Temple 11 in Boston a temple in which he founded. He was then given the No. 7 Temple located in Harlem.
The Latin Kings are one of the most violent street gangs in America, “The Latin King gang is one of the most violent gangs in the United States today, with leaders unafraid to order "hits" on correctional officers and followers unashamed to obey their orders” (Knox 2000), and this book is an account of one of its members. At the beginning of My Bloody Life, Reymundo Sanchez the author, is living in Puerto Rico with his mother, who is 16 at the time of his birth and father, who is 74 and passes when Reymundo is five. My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King, is a disturbingly authentic and petrifyingly captivating account of the birth of a Latin King. It follows Reymundo from birth in Puerto Rico until the day he quits the gang at the age
(Sullivan, 149). As the gangs grew stronger through the trade, near the end of the 1920s, twenty-three bosses, all of Sicilian families, gathered from New York City, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Tampa, and Philadelphia for a national convention. Through this convention, they discussed common interests, problems, and explored the idea of establishing a nationwide crime syndicate (Bryan). Following the convention, they established a national "Commission," made up of one representative from each of the country's nine territories. While highly profitable bootlegging period ended in 1933 with the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment, the seed had been planted, and the mafia flourished.
Tom Sawyer 's Gang: A Look Into Historical Mobs by Cassady McCardle The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Samuel Clemens (pen name Mark Twain), tells of a young boy 's adventures with his best friend, a runaway slave, and a fraudulent king and dauphin. The story begins with the formation of Tom Sawyer 's Gang, started by Tom Sawyer himself. Huckleberry Finn was first published in 1884, at a time when many now-famous gangs had existed for under a century. This analysis examines real-life mobs from the 1800s and their practices in comparison with Tom Sawyer 's Gang. Though Sawyer names his group of friends "Tom Sawyer 's Gang," they are not truly a gang the way we think of them today.
In 1943, St. Cecilia 's was titled ‘’The top football team in the nation’’, most of their fame was because of their victory over Brooklyn Prep, a High school considered one of the best teams on the American in the east coast. In the season of 1948 , Lombardi accepted a coaching job at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a position that would influence his future coaching style in a good way. Lombardi served as offensive line coach under legendary head coach Earl "Colonel Red" Blaik. In 1954, Lombardi, age 41, began his NFL career with the New York Giants. He accepted a job that would later become known as the offensive coordinator position under new head coach Jim Lee
Lou Gehrig, a name commonly placed with the disease ALS, however, Lou Gehrig was more than just a face for a disease. He was a phenomenal baseball player, a true American hero, a son, a husband and an idol to many. Many say that if one looks up the word “ballplayer” in the dictionary there is an image of Lou Gehrig sitting there as the definition. Lou Gehrig was born June 19, 1903 in New York City, the son of German immigrants, Christina Flack and Heinrich Gehrig. His parents had four children and Lou was the only one that survived past infancy.
Stefano Monastero, was the first true boss. He run bootleg supply warehouses on the North Side since 1925, survived several murder attempts, however, he was killed on Aug. 6, 1929. He was succeeded by Siragusa, an illegal immigrant from Sicily that arrived to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1910,
In The Great Gatsby Jay was very wealthy and successful, he was a Yachtsman Soldier Entrepreneur Bootlegger. He grew up dirt poor and at about 27 he returned home to New York, and took advantage of Prohibition by making millions from bootlegging, and built connections with various gangsters such as Meyer Wolfsheim, who Gatsby claims is "the man who fixed the World 's Series back in 1919". In The Black Boy, Richard grew up poor too. Richards’ dad leaves him and his family at a young age, and his mother because the only Income in the house while they live in poverty and hunger. As he grew older he left Memphis, Tennessee to go to Chicago.
Al (Alphonse) Capone was born on Tuesday the 17th January 1899 in Brooklyn, New York City. His parents were called Teresina Capone and Gabriel Capone, and they were poor Italian immigrants, and he was one of 8 siblings. They had immigrated from Naples, Italy to Brooklyn, New York City. He was the fourth of five sons and two daughters. His brother names were Salvatore (Frank) Raffaele (Ralph "Bottles") and Vincenzo.