On April 18, 1775, two riders set out from Boston to alert other riders and the militia leaders of Massachusetts towns that British regular troops were marching toward Concord to confiscate muskets and gun powder. One rider was Paul Revere and the other was William Dawes. The great geat grandson of William Dawes was Charles Gates Dawes who was a banker who lived in Evanston, Illinois and in 1924 Charles was elected as Vice President of the United States to serve with President Calvin Coolidge. Charles also shared the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1925 with a British colleague, Sir Austen Chamberlain, for their work on stablizing the curencies of Europe after World War I. Vice President and Mrs. Dawes often led the receiving line for receptions of the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC from 1925 to 1929. To top off his unusual and diverse career, before he died in 1951 Dawes gave permission for a song writer to add lyrics to a piano composition in A minor that Dawes wrote in 1912 and the song became a top 40 hit called It's All in the Game that was recorded by many artists over decades including Louis Armstrong and Elton John in 1970. Rufus Dawes, brother of Charles, was President of the Chicago World's Fair (Century of Progress Exposition) in 1933 and 1934 and his other brother William was President of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce in the late 1920s. William was a member of "The Secret Six" group of business leaders who worked with Treasury Dept. lawyer Eliot Ness of the Untouchables and Eliot's brother-in-law Alexander Jamie to convict Al Capone of income tax evasion in 1931. Rufus and William asked Charles to get help from President Herbert Hoover to pay for federal prohibition agents to help bring down Capone in part because they were afraid after the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre of Feb. 14, 1929 that families would not visit the World's Fair in 1933 if they thought the streets of the city were not safe from gangsters with machine guns. Thanks in part to special railroad rates offered by the B & O Railroad to Chicago for almost half the population of the country in the early Depression, the fair did draw 48,769,227 visitors in the two seasons of 1933 and 1934, almost twice as many as the Columbian Exposition of 1893, which was only open for six months. The 1934 season even earned a profit that was given to the city. So over two years the fair and was a big success after Capone went to prison in 1931.