Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope for the first time

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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Education/Culture
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