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PostThu Jun 13, 2013 10:54 am » by Flecktarn

Three inmates escape from Alcatraz prison in most infamous breakout ever
Until that point no inmate had ever successfully escaped the island
June 12, 1962: Three Alcatraz inmates made the most audacious escape in the history of the infamous island prison on this day in 1962 – and the trio remain officially missing.

Bank-robbing brothers Clarence and John Anglin, along with Frank Morris, left the island on a makeshift raft after burrowing out of their cells with teaspoons.
Until that point no inmate had ever successfully escaped the island, which is 1.5 miles from San Francisco and was home to some of America’s most notorious criminals.

A British Pathé newsreel shows the dummies – made with soap, toilet paper and their own hair – that they left in their beds to trick guards during hourly cell inspections.

Also shown were the wall coverings they fabricated to hide the holes they had dug, which allowed them to climb into a ventilator shaft and onto the roof. Coast guard boats and army helicopters were filmed scouring San Francisco Bay during the manhunt – but it was to no avail.

By this time the search began, the escapees had long since departed on the inflated rafts they fashioned by gluing together the prison's standard-issue raincoats.
They left the island at 10pm and haven’t been seen since, although they are presumed to have drowned in the treacherous waters surrounding the island.

If alive today, Clarence Anglin would be 82 and John Anglin 83. Morris would be 86.

Their daring breakout inspired the 1979 movie Escape From Alcatraz, starring Clint Eastwood.
The prison - which opened in 1934 and had incarcerated villains including Al Capone, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger and George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly - shut on March 21, 1963.

Of the 36 prisoners who tried to get out, 23 were caught, six were shot and killed, two drowned and five are recorded as ‘missing and presumed drowned’.

Alcatraz, which had previously served as a military prison, now annually hosts 1.3million tourists who flock to the island by ferry.

i still wonder if any of them survived the escape

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PostThu Jun 13, 2013 11:06 am » by Simbad75

great snippet flecktarn :flop: but it reminds me when i went to alcatraz :peep: [not as inmate] on a trip in san fran great day great trip and they let us go in the end :pray: but its mint how you get walked around the place wiv the head set on telling you the stories hearing the inmates in there cell :clapper: but i was suprised :headscratch: ithought it would be bigger,all in all a highly recommendable trip to take :cheers:

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PostThu Jun 13, 2013 11:09 am » by Flecktarn

Simbad75 :flop:
it shows man will always try to escape his confines be it a prison or a planet

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PostThu Jun 13, 2013 3:26 pm » by The57ironman



.......Whitey Bulger is on trial in Boston as we speak...he's admitted to everything(except murder) because the statute of limitations has run out on those crimes...

....an old f*ck with all of his years spending his loot behind him

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Each event increases in volatility over the last event,
but as time goes on these events tend to condition the masses.

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PostSat Aug 03, 2013 2:03 pm » by Slith

August 3rd.

Martin Sheen was born 1940

Martha Stewart was born 1941

Tony Bennett 1926

Leon Uris 1924

1492 - Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships. The voyage would lead him to what is now known as the Americas. He reached the Bahamas on October 12.

1914 - Germany declared war on France. The next day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

1985 - Mail service returned to a nudist colony in Paradise Lake, FL. Residents promised that they'd wear clothes or stay out of sight when the mailperson came to deliver. :nails:

2004 - NASA launched the spacecraft Messenger. The 6 1/2 year journey was planned to arrive at the planet Mercury in March 2011.

1963 - The Beatles made their final appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. They had performed nearly 300 shows at the club since 1961.

1963 - Allan Sherman released "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadda."

1971 - Paul McCartney announced the formation of his new band Wings.

1987 - Def Leppard released their album "Hysteria."

ye ye, I know. Slow day here

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