June 16, 1884

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1884 the first roller coaster ride opened in America at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY. The ride cost a nickel and travelled at a whomping 6 miles an hour. It was an instant success and people lined up all summer with their nickels in hand. By 1900 there were hundreds of roller coaster built all over the country and they were getting faster, taller and longer.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to June 16, 1884

  1. Internet Comic says:

    “Faster, Taller and Longer” was my nickname in college.


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