Wednesday, June 30, 2010

On this day in 1859 ...

On this day in 1859, Jean-François Gravelet, known as The Great Blondin, crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope that was 335 metres (1,100 feet) long and 49 metres (160 feet) above the water, becoming the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

(I just thought you ought to know ...)

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