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First person goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel
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October 24, 1861

First person goes over Niagara Falla in a barrel

Annie Edson Taylor made history on October 24, 1901, by being the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. It was also her 63rd birthday.

http://www.biography.com/people/annie-edson-taylor-195766

 

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