Tag Archives: Niagara Falls

April 20, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1961, American engineer Harold Graham made the first manned rocket backpack flight in Niagara Falls, New York. He rose to a height of feet and flew a distance of over 100 feet, proving that … Continue reading

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October 24, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1901 Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel and live to tell the tale. She performed this daredevil of a feat on her 63rd birthday. … Continue reading

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