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Charles Blondin

Charles Blondin tightrope walker extrordinaire. (1824-1896) Born Jean Francois Gravelet 1824 he found real fame with his amazing exploits particularly his crossings of Niagra falls. His first crossing was in 1855 he crossed from the US to Canadian side and … Continue reading

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John (mad Jack) Fuller

Mad Jack Fuller (1757-1834) Was a great English Eccentric. As MP for Rose Hill in Sussex he caused uproar and was ejected from the house when he referred to the speaker as “the insignificant little fellow in the wig”. He … Continue reading

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