Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino was a Sicilian-American mobster and former boss of the Gambino crime family, which is still named after him. After the 1957 Apalachin Convention, he enexpectedly seized control of the Commission of the American Mafia.
Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 1852 – August was an . but his efforts at inventing a shoe-lasting machine began in the United States after a life of working . In the early days of shoe making, shoes were made mainly by hand.