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What Happened – November 12

It was on this day in 1970 that the Oregon Highway Division blew up a Sperm whale with dynamite. Officials thought that the 8-ton dead whale, which had beached itself, was too big to bury so they used 20 cases of explosives in an attempt … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 30

It was on this day in 1859 that Jean-François Gravelet (going by his stage name of “Charles Blondin”) became the first person to walk across the gorge at the bottom of Niagara Falls on a tightrope. About 5,000 people watched … Continue reading

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