June 11 - 1962 - The Escape from Alcatraz
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was supposed to be escape proof, because it was on a rocky island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Therefore, the U.S. Prison system put its most violent and troublesome inmates there. Even with those prisoners, Alcatraz was pretty well escape proof for most of its existence. Then John Anglin, Clarence Anglin, and Frank Morris managed to get away from Alcatraz Island by being more cunning and more creative than their fellow inmates. But they still might not have made it to dry land.