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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
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.