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Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope for the first time

Emile Blondin, 1860
06/30/1859
Before a crowd of 5000 people, Frenchman Jean Francois Gravelet, using his professional name Emile Blondin, became the first man to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 390.

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