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Famous daredevil Harry Leslie performs while suspended from a balloon flying 2000 feet over New York City

Harry Leslie's gymnastic feat over Lowe's Aeronautic Amphitheatre, New York City, September 30, 1865, artist's impression
09/30/1865
Famed gymnast, Harry Leslie, who had become a national sensation when he walked a tightrope over Niagara Falls, outdid himself with a stunt over Central Park in New York. During an evening flight, starting at 300 foot and reaching a height of around 2000 feet he suspended himself below the gondola of Professor T.S.C. Lowe's balloon and performed gymastics for twenty minutes.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Up In A Balloon," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Magazine, October 21, 1865, p. 76.