Archive for June 13th, 2012

IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO THIS WEEK!

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Alcatraz Island, Calif.

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From left: prisoners Frank Morris,Clearance Anglin and brother John
Anglin. Morris was the mastermind behind the escape attempt.

The June 11, 1962 Alcatraz escape was an attempt by convicted bank robbers
Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris to escape Alcatraz Island, one
of the country’s most famous prisons. They burrowed out of their cells with
spoons, climbed a ventilation shaft onto the roof and then climbed down
and left the island on a makeshift raft made of raincoats.Their escape was
not realized until the next morning. Despite an extensive search, the men
were never heard from again and their fates remain unknown to this day.


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The 1979 movie based on the true story.

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HERO HONORED ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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Charles Lindbergh, who became the first pilot to complete a nonstop solo flight
across the Atlantic to Paris, is honored with a ticker-tape parade down Broadway
in New York City to celebrate the achievement. Four million people lined the
streets that day.

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Time’s first man of the year issue, Jan. 2, 1928

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RARE CLIP OF SONNY & CHER FROM 1964

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PAUL LYNDE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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       Paul Edward Lynde (June 13, 1926 – January 10, 1982)

A noted comedian and character actor, Lynde was well known for his
roles as Uncle Arthur on ABC’s Bewitched (1964-72) and Harry MacAfee,
the father in Bye Bye Birdie – both the stage musical (1960) and the film-
version
(1963). He was also the regular "center square" guest on the
NBC game show Hollywood Squares from 1968 to 1981.


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