Flashback Friday/ “Today in History”: Events on June 12

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This is Flashback Friday or “Today in History”: These are some events that occurred on June 12.

In 1849, the Gas Mask was patented by Lewis Haslet.

In 1917, the US Secret Service extends its protection from the US president to the family.

In 1923, Harry Houdini freed himself from the now famous straight jacket while he was suspended upside down 40 feet, 12 m above ground in NYC.

In 1931, Al Capone was indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury.

In 1939, the filming of the first horror film “Dr. Cyclops” began. It was produced by Paramount Pictures. It was photographed in Technicolor.

In 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison in South Africa.

In 1965, Sonny and Cher make their first TV appearance on the TV show American Bandstand.

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