Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 11: Escape from Alcatraz

On this date in History .. June 11, 1962:

A prison escape that inspired the Clint Eastwood movie “Escape from Alcatraz” occurred today when John & Clarence Anglin, and Frank Morris “attempted” to escape from the prison known as “The Rock”. The 3 were assumed to have died in the choppy ice cold waters but their bodies were never found.  In 14 escape attempts, 36 inmates tried to leave the prison.  All were re-captured or confirmed killed with the exception of these 3 men.

CLICK HERE  for a clip of the Clint Eastwood movie trailer.

Here is a newsreel of the actual escape......

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