THIS DAY IN HISTORY..June 12th:

1923 - Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC
1931 - Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition & perjury
1939 - Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY
1981 - "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO: 

1924 - George H. W. Bush, Milton MA, 43 US Vice President (R, 1981-89) and 41st US President (R, 1989-93)
1929 - Anne Frank, Frankfurt Germany, Dutch Jewish Nazi victim/diarist (Diary of Anne Frank)
1930 - Jim Nabors, American actor
1957 - Timothy Busfield, East Lansing Mich, actor (Elliot-30 Something)
1962 - Ally Sheedy, [Alexandria], NYC, actress (Wargames, Breakfast Club)
1971 - Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
1999 - Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California

GOODBYE TO:

2003 - Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)

To see more historical events that happened on this day, visit:  www.historyorb.com/day/june/12?p=3

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